Richard Elias Real Estate Agent at Compass

Richard Elias

Real Estate Agent at
Compass

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

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Agent Highlights

Richard sells properties fast - selling more than 44% quicker than the average San Diego agent.
Richard is a SFH expert - working with over 74% more single family homes than the average San Diego agent.
Richard has great Condo experience - having sold 134 more condos than the average agent.
Richard Elias was nothing short of a super hero when it came to selling our Carmel Valley home! Trust me, he is your go-to person to get the job done! Richard made it happen. He negotia...

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More about Richard Elias

Through his extensive knowledge, expertise and comprehensive understanding of the trends within the Greater San Diego County real estate, Richard Elias is committed to providing his clients with a truly impressive real estate experience. Distinguished as a Compass founding member and as principal of The Richard Elias Team, Richard in collaboration with his team, delivers impressive results that readily exceed his clients’ expectations. Through his extensive knowledge and expertise as a specialist in Residential, Luxury and Investment Properties you may trust in his valuable insights and accurate assessment.

Achievements

Sells Homes Fast 2020

Awards

2017 SDAR Platinum Award Winner San Diego County, 2018 SDAR Platinum Award Winner San Diego County

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

License Number

01104411

Richard Elias's Reviews & Ratings

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Richard Elias

  • Richard listed and sold my home

      Richard Elias was nothing short of a super hero when it came to selling our Carmel Valley home! Trust me, he is your go-to person to get the job done! Richard made it happen. He negotiated a great deal, got us the price we wanted, and got us out of our house in time. Really, he knows his stuff, he knows how to hussle, and he is very dedicated to his clients. Thank you, Richard - you really were nothing short of heroic!

    • Richard listed and sold my home

        Great experience. Richard and team has sold multiple properties for me over the years. Always a wonderful experience. Top notch is customer relationships and amazing knowledge about the industry.

      • Richard listed and sold my home

          Richard and his team sold our house quickly and above our original asking price. Escrow closed on the day it was promised. His entire team was knowledgeable and professional and handled all the details. We will recommend Richard and his team whenever possible.

        • Richard listed and sold my home

            Richard helped me sell my home which another realtor was unable to sell. More buyers came to look at my home in 2 weeks then 4 months with the other agent. He communicated the whole process to me professionally and got me more then list price !!! I highly recommend using Richard

          • Richard listed and sold my home

              Thank you for the special attention to the sale of our home. We know how much time you spent keeping us informed and answering our questions and we appreciated that service.

            • Richard listed and sold my home

                Richard Elias Real Estate Team worked out the best for my property sell. The transaction was smooth, clean, short and painless. The big news is Richard brought in almost 10% more in sale price then we thought. Don't hesitate to hire Richard and his team to get your property sold.

              • Richard listed and sold my home

                  Richard knew our circumstances of living in another state and still owning a home in California. He contacted us each year to find out if we were ready to sell - persistent but patient. When it was finally time for us to list, he was very thorough as was his team. We never had to wonder about what was going on - they were very communicative. They were also very responsive to our questions no matter the time difference. We would definitely recommend Richard & his team. We have been very pleased with the service and the outcome of the sale of our home.

                • Richard listed and sold my home

                    Richard Elias and his team were very professional and responsive. They were extremely focused on getting our home ready to sell and then using the best sales tools available. They kept us immediately informed about every showing and the comments from these viewings. Our home was on the market less than three weeks before we had an offer. We were extremely impressed with their efficiency and would strongly recommend them.

                  • Richard helped me buy a home

                      Richard Elias and his team are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They guided us through the process of buying our first home front to back. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great team.

                    • Richard listed and sold my home

                        Richard Elias was recommended to me by a friend. I had interviewed three other realtors and decided on Rich. I am so glad I did. His knowledge of listing, terms and listing price were spot on. My house had 13 offers in 5 days. Closed escrow in 14 days with an all cash offer. $30,000.00 over listing price. Every question I had was answered. When I called I would get a response from him within the hour. Rich is very professional and friendly. Concerned always that his client is satisfied. I will recommend Rich to anyone who needs a realtor.

                      • Richard sold our home in six days in an unpredictable market. He made great recommendations about pricing that ended up getting us exactly what we were asking for (full price). He was very responsive, professional and efficient throughout the experience. Most of the paperwork was signed via smartphone which made the process much easier than past experiences. He also took the extra steps preparing the advertising and getting the house ready for the market. I highly recommend Richard if you are looking to sell or buy a house in East County.

                        - afborch
                      • Richard Elias provided everything we would expect from a realtor, and then some. He was positive and energetic about listing our home and was encouraging throughout the entire process. When we listed our home with him, I was confident that he would do everything he could to market and ultimately get our home sold. From beginning to end, he communicated with us on a regular basis, giving us updates as they occurred, and kept us informed during each step of the process. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone looking to sell their home. I cannot imagine being anything less than satisfied with his expertise, work ethic, personable attitude, and genuine concern for his client. Thank you Richard, for all you did to get our home sold. We are grateful for your commitment to us

                        - adcuc
                      • As a first time home buyer we had no idea what we were getting into. From our first meeting with Richard and Anita we immediately felt at ease knowing that we were going to be in good hands. They took the time to find out our wants and location and would constantly help broaden our search. Any time we wanted to see a home they were always readily available. Once we found a home they pushed hard for us and we got the first home we made an offer on. After our offer was accepted they guided us through all the processes that we would encounter and took care of all of our questions. We never felt left in the dark and always felt reassured of everything that was happening. I would highly recommend Richard and Anita to anyone that wants to get into their dream home

                        - brandon whitt
                      • I have just listed a property with Richard Elias and even before the property went on the market, he and his team went above and beyond. He communicated with vacating tenants and coordinated the move-out inspection while I was on the East Coast! I can only imagine how he will do now the property is in his hands and officially on the market!

                        - Jenna Cassell
                      • I have just listed a property with Richard Elias and even before the property went on the market, he and his team went above and beyond. He communicated with vacating tenants and coordinated the move-out inspection while I was on the East Coast! I can only imagine how he will do now the property is in his hands and officially on the market!

                        - Jenna Cassell
                      • Working with Richard and his team, including Anita and Helen, was the best decision my wife and I made when looking to purchase a home. They were ultra-responsive, knowledgable, patient, honest, friendly and just really good at what they do. If we ever buy or sell again, I will definitely be calling the Elias team to broker the transaction. We love our home and are so grateful we found them

                        - jakeward89
                      • I originally listed my condo as for sale by owner. I am an attorney so I was confident that I could handle the paperwork and process myself; however, as usually happens, work and life got very busy and it became difficult to coordinate showings and reach out to all contacts. About the time I reached my wit's end, Richard contacted me and told me that he believed he could get more than I had listed for and was confident that he could provide me with real value. I was impressed with his knowledge, straightforward approach, and the fact that he brought his partner, a buyer's agent, with him so that he could maximize the exposure of the property. Richard delivered on all promises. I enjoyed working with him and he made the process as painless as possible.

                        - cmlucio
                      • Richard Elias is hands down the best real estate person I have ever dealt with. I have used Richard to help me with both buying and selling properties over the years. Richard has consistently gotten me more money for my listings and saved me on all the properties I've bought through him. I always refer Richard to all my friends and associates when they need a real estate professional. Richard is the BEST!!

                        - primosales
                      • Richard Elias is the ideal real estate professional. Once one gets him on board, you just sit and relax. He is reliable, does everything and one feels he is in good hands. I very highly recommend him.

                        - andre batarseh
                      • Richard Elias and his team were very responsible and attentive throughout the entire business deal. They understood our needs from day one and delivered what he and his Real State team pledged. Our property was sold within a week and seven weeks later my family was enjoying our new home. I will highly recommend Richard Elias and his team to any of your Real State needs buying or selling. Richard definitely "Walk the talk"

                        - trsalopez
                      • Richard was very creative in his use of special effects and new ideas in promoting the property. He was attentive to my personal desires on how to obtain a reasonable selling price. Although I feel that I should have sold the property for a higher price, the real estate market was soft and he tried everything in his repertoire to sell the house. I toiled with the idea of waiting until next year to obtain a better price, feeling that the market would be better, but in the end chose to sell the house and go on with life

                        - jzolin4
                      • I can only say one thing about Mr. Elias...he is a "Real Estate Angel from God!" Not only did he out perform the competition but he over delivered by selling the home within ten days of market time! He also went above and beyond with the transaction keeping both sides at peace because our transaction almost went to the south! Thanks to the professionalism, knowledge, and savvy that Richard Elias brought to the table the deal closed on time and Both parties to the transaction were happy! Thank you Richard!:)

                        - joey7208
                      • Hiring Richard Elias was the best decision my wife and I made! After a bad experience with other agents, Richard came in and worked hard to sell our home. He had a great marketing plan, used all the tools available via the Internet, communicated with us daily, and has a top-notch team working for him. Richard Elias is simply the BEST!

                        - Patrick Rixon
                      • Richard was extremely helpful with my home purchase. Hew was there when I needed help and reassurance. Overall great experience and will definitely go back to Richard If/When I look to purchase again.

                        - MikeMccourt6
                      • Richard impressed us as competent and informed from our first meeting. My wife and I were confident in his ability to broker our sale after he clearly outlined the strategy to market our home. Polite and professional, Richard walked us through the entire process allowing our input to shape the sale to our satisfaction. The realtor and associates also were a huge part of the stress-less experience. Thanks guys!

                        - joelgarzon
                      • Richard and his team did an excellent job in helping us sell our home in Carmel Valley. Some of the potential buyers we encountered had some misunderstandings of the process and Richard and his team did a great job taking the time to explain items to the other side. Richard ultimately hooked us up with the right fit for our deal and it went very smoothly!

                        - klyon8
                      • The sale of our condo was processed in a very professional and speedy manner. Calls were returned promptly, a couple of items that could have delayed the sale were resolved by Dawn and the individuals involved with the escrow. Thank you again for processing the sale so quickly. Pat Bjorstrom.

                        - sandybeach30
                      • I found a listing Richard held on Zillow through the Zillow emails. I was very interested on paper and went with Richard to take a look. Loved it and my wife did too. Agreed to a dual agent role where Richard also represented us in the transaction. The owner of the property had unrealistic expectations on his home's value which did cause some issues but Richard was able to negotiate down to a 2nd appraised value. His preferred Loan agent Tom Weikel at Guild Mortgage did a fantastic job of getting the deal done. We initially tried to get our loan done with our bank chase but the appraisal had come in too low. Owner was asking for $470k. Our initial offer was $430k. The first appraisal with Chase came in at $390k. The Guild one came in at $415k. We closed at $415k and are very happy with the home and the process. We had a vacation to Spain looming that would have been impacted but Richard/Tom were able to get the deal done at a price that was fair. We are very happy and would highly recommend both Richard and Tom.

                        - IrvinCarlin
                      • Richard was an amazing realtor! He helped my husband and I purchase our first home and made a normally stressful and scary process easy. He not only helped us buy our first home but was very well prepared and often checked in with us to ensure we understood every step of the process. He provided us great resources for every step of the process to make sure we were educated about everything that was going on. The whole thing was so smooth closing day came without a hitch. He has an incredible team that supported us the entire time. Thanks to Richard we're in the perfect home for our family

                        - krystalcapurro
                      • From beginning to end this was a truly amazing experience! Richard was extremely knowledgeable and made this whole process seamless. Richard did a great job negotiating our deal and helping us get into our dream home! He came highly recommended to us and we could not be happier! We will definitely be using him for any future real estate needs!

                        - bishara0815
                      • Richard's hard work helped me find exactly what I was looking for in a home. I have never purchased property before and the process was daunting, but Richard guided me successfully through the process. I'm very excited and happy to be a homeowner. Thank you Richard! This is the third property my family has purchased through Richard

                        - jenhayden74
                      • We found Richard after interviewing 4 other real estate firms, including the "1%" guys as well as 2 other full service brokers. We were impressed with the marketing plan put together by Richard and his team. The plan was a combination of "old school" marketing as well as high tech use of the web, social media, data analysis, etc. Right from the beginning, Richard demonstrated great knowledge of our specific local market, trends, pricing strategy, etc. We were priced exactly right and set a record for our area. We sold our home for full price after 4 days. This is how accurate Richard priced our home. Because of his skills we attracted top quality buyers and ultimately the right buyer. One of the most stressful times is after you "sell" your home and have to get to the close of escrow. Richard and his team were there with us through every step of the way. We had a few normal "issues" come up and Richard took care of everything promptly and efficiently. We were never left "alone" during the process. Selling a house is a big decision and unless you are a flipper, you might sell your home once ever 10 years. Choosing the right agent makes all the difference. You cannot go wrong when you chose Richard Elias.

                        - marc mcvey
                      • Richard is, in a word: amazing! He came highly recommended to us from our good friends, and he did not disappoint! His knowledge of the market, the local area and his years of experience helped to sell our home relatively quickly and with an ease that we were pleasantly surprised by. The only reason that we did not use him for our next home purchase is because we moved out of state! If you are looking for an honest, reliable, knowledgeable, friendly and FANTASTIC real estate agent, Richard is your man!

                        - kelliebrowne82
                      • I tried selling my condo with another realtor and had a bad experience with poor communication and no results. When the property was de-listed a few months later, I was inundated with calls from many different realtors. Richard Elias stood out as one of the only ones who was polite and understood that I wasn't ready to sell yet because I had to rent out the property for another year. Richard was also the only realtor to reach out to me when it was time to try selling again. He provided good market analysis that convinced me it was time to sell. Within just a few weeks he secured an offer from a buyer. My financial situation forced a short sale, but Richard and his team helped me through the process and made it very easy for me. It's clear that Richard is an expert in real estate and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home.

                        - rpmilne
                      • Richard Elias is the most knowledgeable, professional, helpful, fair, caring realtor I have ever known. Whether buying, selling or doing both he is without question the person to go to. I promise.

                        - michaelucy92
                      • Thank you Richard for all your expertise your support and your friendship we are more than happy with our outcome we will recommend you to anyone who is in need of a great agent and his team .... Walt , Bev stamp

                        - chevy77
                      • Richard is not only professional but has a unique marketing strategy that certainly helps in the exposure of your home. On my project he had to deal with many extra Real estate issues that are not typically standard and he was very proactive and thought out in his nature of handling them. Richard and his Team are like a "well oiled machine" that handles your home sale from start to finish in a very smooth way. I would highly recommend Richard Elias to sell your home!

                        - Eric waldhem
                      • It's the team, the RICHARD ELIAS Real Estate TEAM that made the impossible a reality in only 30 days. Richard was prompt for our appointment, offered demographics to establish a reasonable price point (previous agent remiss), provided a laundry list of my tasks, and sent Suha and Helen to guide me through the labyrinth of legaleze and document signings. This three-person TEAM emailed and chatted continuously during the sale process. This TEAM represents the finest qualities of Professionalism, Integrity and Hard Work on behalf of their clients.

                        - gracie rod
                      • Richard and his team keep in constant communication with you throughout the process and keep you updated and informed each step of the way. He also was able to provide great references for excellent and professional lenders that would work with us to get the best financing

                        - joygiblin
                      • We enlisted the services of Richard Elias Real Estate team to sell our East County home and we couldn't be happier! Richard is very customer centered, and committed to providing excellent service to his clients. Richard managed many additional details for us as we lived 3 hrs. away including sending his own gardener to the property to ensure the house had good curb appeal! Each person on his team I encountered was very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend Richard Elias to anyone looking for a Top Notch agent!

                        - tntsan
                      • Moving can be an arduous, stressful, and emotional process for many people and having Richard's services during the sale of our home minimized all of those concerns. Before we even started discussing the process, Richard wanted to know about us. I thought this was very professional of him and it showed how much he cared about our well-being and not just his livelihood (selling and buying homes for his clients). I was also pleased to see the level of marketing Richard put into our property and the step-by-step method in which we accomplished the various aspects of selling the home. I would, without reservation, recommend Richard to others who are thinking about selling their home; and if you are in Santee, you have an added bonus in choosing Richard and his team. He is reliable, timely, a strong communicator, and a consummate professional

                        - 4hamfam92
                      • 5 stars across the board. Richard and his team are the most professional and efficient team we worked with. Richard is top notch which is why we bought our first home with him and why he was our first call when we sold. We sold our home in less than 48 hours over our ask price. Richard's team is equally impressive. From basic to one-off questions, his team was there for our every need. I feel like I cannot tell enough people how great Richard and his team are. Our only referee moving out of San Diego is that we will not be able to work with Richard again

                        - zuser
                      • I had my house listed with another realtor and when it didn't sell and the listing expired, I listed it with Richard Elias. He sold my house in 10 days and the whole process was very professional. He works with a team and they are all very helpful. He told me he would take the stress out of selling my house because he would to attend to everything and he did just that. I would definitely recommend him!

                        - vs049
                      • Richard Elias was recommended to me by a friend. I had interviewed three other realtors and decided on Rich. I am so glad I did. His knowledge of listing, terms and listing price were spot on. My house had 13 offers in 5 days. Closed escrow in 14 days with an all cash offer. $30,000.00 over listing price. Every question I had was answered. When I called I would get a response from him within the hour. Rich is very professional and friendly. Concerned always that his client is satisfied. I will recommend Rich to anyone who needs a realtor.

                        - qkitty
                      • Richard Elias and his team are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They guided us through the process of buying our first home front to back. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great team.

                        - zharrison20
                      • Richard Elias and his team were very professional and responsive. They were extremely focused on getting our home ready to sell and then using the best sales tools available. They kept us immediately informed about every showing and the comments from these viewings. Our home was on the market less than three weeks before we had an offer. We were extremely impressed with their efficiency and would strongly recommend them.

                        - janissnead
                      • When it was finally time for us to list, he was very thorough as was his team. We never had to wonder about what was going on - they were very communicative. They were also very responsive to our questions no matter the time difference. We would definitely recommend Richard & his team. We have been very pleased with the service and the outcome of the sale of our home.

                        - pamelamadrinan
                      • Richard Elias Real Estate Team worked out the best for my property sell. The transaction was smooth, clean, short and painless. The big news is Richard brought in almost 10% more in sale price then we thought. Don't hesitate to hire Richard and his team to get your property sold.

                        - arceengines
                      • Richard and his team sold our house quickly and above our original asking price. Escrow closed on the day it was promised. His entire team was knowledgeable and professional and handled all the details. We will recommend Richard and his team whenever possible.

                        - skipkay2
                      • Richard Elias was nothing short of a superhero when it came to selling our Carmel Valley home! Trust me, he is your go-to person to get the job done!

                        - Tiffany Lien