Seth O'Byrne Real Estate Agent at Compass

Seth O'Byrne

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  • Online Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Probate
  • New Construction

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Seth has great Condo experience - having sold 223 more condos than the average agent.
Seth is a SFH expert - working with over 68% more single family homes than the average San Diego agent.
Seth also has Townhome expertise - working with over 21 more townhomes than the average agent.

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More about Seth O'Byrne

Seth O’Byrne has become a fresh voice for the world of California luxury real estate and his focus on modern marketing has not just earned him accolades from the Real Estate Industry, it has delivered over $1 Billion in home sales under the O’Byrne Team brand since 2004. Last year Seth was named “Realtor of The Year” by the San Diego Association of Realtors, “50 Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego” by the San Diego Daily Transcript and “40 Under 40” by the San Diego Business Journal. This was the same year that O’Byrne’s HGTV Show “Hot Properties” aired all over the world to Tens of Millions of viewers and Seth celebrated a year of speaking on stage to tens of thousands of people all across America. Considered both a major influencer in the real estate industry and a voice for modern business; Seth’s focus on social media marketing and high production video has placed him ...
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Top Producer 2021


University of San Diego


2017 Realtor of the Year- San Diego Association of Realtors, 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego- San Diego Daily Transcript, 40 Under 40- San Diego Business Journal

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    • We have been working long distance from San Francisco with Seth for several months and have been completely impressed with both his responsiveness and his depth of knowledge about the San Diego real estate market. A great real estate agent can really make a move like this exciting and that is exactly what Seth has done! We have bought and sold many homes and worked with many realtors through the years but Seth really stands out. We are still in the process of locating our dream home in Downtown San Diego however we felt compelled to give Seth a great review right now! We spent the better part of a week with Seth on our recent tour down to San Diego and not only did we benefit from his experience and thorough knowledge of the properties that interested us, but we also gained an understanding of San Diego's future plans and how those might impact any buying decision we make. Seth is not only knowledgable but a warm and genuinely caring advisor. We always felt taken care of and listened to. We went to lunch, he recommended all the best places for dinner and even helped point us in the direction of everything to do around town when we were there. His suggestions for us were always spot on to our tastes! Total full service and we highly recommend his real estate services!!! Thank you again Seth, see you on the next trip down!

      - Jay K, San Francisco, 2/9/15
    • Recently sold my home in Escondido with Seth and his team. Initially, we had intended to rent the home, but wanted to explore the option of selling. After reading all the phenomenal reviews on Yelp, I went onto Seth's website and was impressed with the quality of the site, the homes available for sale, and overall with Seth's approach to real estate. My only concern was that being in Escondido and having a home that was not worth nearly as much as some of the homes on the site, I would not qualify to work with Seth's team. In spite of that, I reached out to the Team via their website, and almost immediately received a message back from Seth asking to speak with me on the phone. Less than an hour after that, I had Seth personally on the phone discussing the prospects of renting the home vs selling, and the process for selling if we decided to go that route. He also offered to come by the next day with his second agent, Debbie, to evaluate our home and give us an appraisal and some comps for the area. We accepted the offer, and the next day Seth and Debbie were at our house, at the time that was convenient for us (I am convinced that if I had said I needed to meet at midnight, they would have found a way to make it work). Ultimately, we opted to sell the home. Seth, Debbie, and the whole team helped us formulate a game plan for the sale and made it extremely easy, even during the times of uncertainty with potential buyers. I can't emphasize how beneficial it was to have a whole team on our side. Even when Seth had personal matters to attend to, or Debbie was away from work for a few days, there was always someone available to field our questions and concerns. I never went more than a day without having a question answered, and in general the return on calls and texts was almost immediate. Our home sold at a great price and within the timeframe we had hoped for. Post sale, Seth and his team has continued to support my family by helping us find agents to assist us with our future real estate needs, even though we have moved away from the San Diego area. I am extremely satisfied with the service and support We received from the O'Byrne Team!

      - Jacob K, Escondido, 9/15/16
    • When trying to find the right person to represent and recognize the uniqueness of your custom home, you exhaust all options available. Seth was the first (of many) real estate agents we interviewed and he set the bar so high that no one was able to come close. Seth & his team brought such expertise, determination, and professionalism throughout the entire process with the sale of our multi-million dollar home. He broke the price ceiling in the neighborhood and had great confidence about it from day 1. The marketing strategy and enthusiasm about the uniqueness of the property really set him apart from the other high end agents we interviewed. The home had multiple offers in the first few days and he really helped to guide us through balancing the multiple offers. He never pressured us at any time to settle for anything less than a price we were happy about. We can't thank Seth enough for his close communication and no stress attitude when going through what was an emotional process for our family selling the home my husband built. There was never a time where we reached out to Seth with a question and we didn't receive a prompt reply. At one point we were out of state & the house alarm went off on the property. He took the time out of his day to ensure the property was ok and sent us a video to cross check everything was alright. The sale is now complete. Seth continues to be in close communication and ask if there is anything we need as we move across country. When we return to San Diego we will definitely be in contact with Seth & his team!

      - Karen W, San Diego 9//9/15
    • The word that comes to mind when describing Seth O'Byrne is "genuine". I have had the pleasure of working with Seth in a business setting over the last couple of years and have had only great experiences all along the way. I work with people who have been clients of Seth, being on the property management side of the industry, and everyone he sends to me has had nothing but the kindest things to say about him. People he has worked with as well as myself have had immediate response from him when anything is needed, open lines of communication & just a level of professionalism that's unmatched in this industry. If you are lucky enough use Seth for purchasing or selling a home, you will be more than impressed with the job he does!

      - Amanda G, San Diego 1/6/14
    • Keke Jones helped me buy a condo as an investment property. The experience from beginning to end was top notch. Keke went above and beyond to help me and keep me informed. When I couldn't make it to a property, she even took a video tour and sent it to me, which was invaluable given my crazy schedule. She knows the San Diego market inside and out and I would use her again in a heart beat.

      - Lindsay F, Los Angeles 5/16/16
    • I was so lucky to be able to get the chance to work with Seth. He worked so hard at finding me something that fit my needs. After finally finding a place he then didn't stop working hard. I think once we found the place, he worked harder. Some nights he worked till after 10, so the seller had paperwork the very first thing in the morning. That is actually how we got the house I have now from someone else that put in a bid about the same time we did. So on top of working late, he was also their to answer all my questions. This was my first home, so I had a lot of questions. He was there no matter if it was day or night, weekday or weekend. So if you are looking for a realtor that loves his job and will work very hard for you, the Seth O'byrne is the realtor for you. I plan on giving his name to everyone I hear about that is looking to buy a house. Thank you again Seth for everything.

      - Todd P, El Cajon 2/14/12
    • In working with Seth over the last two+ years I got got great advice and guidance that ended up with a perfect home in a perfect neighborhood. Seth found us a unique opportunity and helped us navigate a few challenges along the way. His whole team was there to help when needed and I can't thank him enough for getting us into an amazing place. Thanks for everything Seth! It is great working with you and I would highly recommend you to anyone.

      - Mark N, 8/26/14
    • Seth is an amazing agent and I'm not just saying that. We sold a condo and had to turn around and buy a new one in a very short timeframe in what was looking to be an impossible market (there was little to no inventory available in San Diego). Even talking to the loan agent while working on pre-approval he told us horror story after horror story about how people were not able to buy anything.Seth had a bunch of listings for us to look at even in an impossible market and was amazing about working around our schedules and tolerating a buyer where half of the buying party was on the East Coast. There was one place that was our top pick... a shortsale that was an amazing steal in downtown San Diego. We thought oh we will probably be outbid but lets put in an offer... Now Seth is a professional and would never take the credit... but honestly the only reason our offer was even entertained was because he knew all the agents involved and worked some serious magic. Not only did they accept our offer but there were all cash offers on the table and they still picked us. We closed today but really we would still be out there looking for places instead of moving in if it werent for Seth and his team. If you are looking around for an agent that can find you what you want and really work in your best interest... and can make your offer count Seth and his team are the group you want representing you.

      - Amy U, 6/20/13
    • I have worked with realtors in the past and often ended up with the feeling that they're trying to sell me a lemon. Seth is not a used car salesman. He and his team are great to work with and go above and beyond to ensure that you have many options and find the right property. I have known Seth for quite some time and would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property.

      - Fatima K, San Diego 12/2/14
    • My husband and I started working with Seth after 8 months of looking for our first home with another agent. Right off the bat, Seth helped us to feel comfortable with the transition and confident in his staff to find us a property we would love.Within a little over a month we were in escrow on our first house - a property we are just thrilled to be moving into!Throughout the process, Seth and his team were responsive, patient and most of all, aggressive. In order to get into a property you love and negotiate the best case scenario for you as buyers, you need an agent like Seth to know the market, to know the players in the San Diego real estate industry, and to be an advocate for you. Seth and his team have been all of those things for us throughout this process.If you're in the market to buy real estate in San Diego, Seth is your guy. Hands down!

      - Kara M, San Diego 5/7/13
    • I really can't say enough about Seth and his team. They all worked with us, and held our hands through the process, only to have us realize that we were going to buy outside of San Diego. Seth even recommended another agent in the area (Temecula) that we began our search, admitting that he wouldn't be an asset to us waaaay up in Riverside County. We felt awful to start looking in a different area, after all of the time Seth spent with us... but, we are in escrow on a home in Temecula now, and he still called to congratulate us. What a great guy, and business man. When all is said and done, Seth (and everyone he put us in contact with through this process) have been better than we could have asked for. He was honest, and a friend to us. I will send any friend or family member in need of an AMAZING San Diego agent, his way. If only I had a sitter tonight, I'd be sharing cocktails with him and his awesome partner, Javin, downtown for their customer appreciation night! Thank you to the O'Byrne Team!!

      - Jamie S, San Diego 5/16/13
    • There is only one way I can describe Seth: Exceeds expectations. I have been extremely impressed with how dedicated, committed, and knowledgable Seth has been with helping me find the perfect house. He always shows up with a big smile on his face and full of knowledge and willingness to help. He is very easy to get ahold of and his lightning fast response time made him a dream to work with. His assistant Alina is also incredibly sweet, helpful, and always willing to answer a question.If you are looking for the best agent in San Diego, Seth is your guy.

      - Rachel R, San Diego 1/9/13
    • My husband and I contacted Seth in March about finding an investment property in the San Diego area. Being veterans of more than a few real estate transactions, we knew we wanted a broker who understood our needs, had good values and strong work ethics. Yelp reviews indicated that Seth is a University of San Diego (Go Toreros!) alum and could be our man. Seth and his team *more* than delivered on their promises! Seth called us personally to find out what we were looking for and his team began sending us potential matches via internet so we could view them online. After a month of online research and phone contact we made our shopping trip to San Diego and viewed the properties we were interested in. After four days of showings we made an offer on a very nice property that we now own! We are so grateful to Team O'Byrne for making our dream come true.

      - Anna D, San Diego 6/5/14
    • I have nothing but amazing things to say about Seth and his team. Over the course of two years, Seth made me and my husband really feel like we were his only clients. He was always accessible, patient and extremely knowledgeable. He helped us to navigate the real estate market and was able to really educate us on the different San Diego neighborhoods. His ability to be available to us at very short notice was astounding. I am happy to say, that fully because of him, we just moved into our dream home last week.

      - Jaimee N, San Diego 9/4/14
    • If you're looking for a real estate agent, I highly recommend Seth! Seth recently sold our North Park condo and the entire process was great. Seth was very knowledgeable of the San Diego real estate market and offered very helpful guidance throughout the process. He was always very prompt in responding to us and was good at keeping us updated. One thing to note with Seth that you might not get with other real estate agents is his connections. Seth is backed by a phenomenal team, who helped to get our condo listed and through escrow in a timely manner. Also, Seth's company was able to provide us with painters and professional photographers. This meant we were able to get our condo painted, photographed, and ready for listing in a very short amount of time.I can't recommend Seth and his team enough. They do really great work!

      - Tiffany R, San Diego 8/9/14
    • When my husband and I were in the market to buy our first home in San Diego, we asked around for referrals. It was recommended we call Seth, so we made an appointment to see him. From the moment we met him, we knew he was a good fit for us as our realtor. Seth was very friendly and worked around our busy schedule to show us homes no matter what time or day of the week. Once we found a home, Seth made the buying process very easy for us. He always responded to our calls, emails, and texts in a timely manner. The rest of his team members were super nice and also helped us with anything we needed. When the time came that we wanted to sell our house and upgrade, we knew Seth would be able to help us out. And once again, him and his team worked their magic and sold our home in no time.Not only did we gain a trusted realtor, we also gained a good friend!

      - Jenny M, San Diego 5/15/13
    • We are a military family stationed overseas getting ready to be transferred to San Diego. Originally, we contacted a local realtor who was prior-military simply based on the fact that we had the military link in common. When we did not get the proactive service we desired, we immediately went to Yelp to try to find a suitable realtor who could help out with our unique situation of trying to secure a house from afar. Due to Seth's outstanding reviews, we decided to give him a call to see if he could do anything to help us. From our very first communication, Seth hit the ground running and put forth 110% in getting to know our needs and desires, linking us up with the available housing options that met those needs, connecting us with trusted individuals to get the financial ball rolling, and answering a bazillion questions along the way. Seth has extensive knowledge on San Diego and the ins and outs of each community. Many of his listings are 3-4 times the price range of our house, yet he gave us million-dollar service in every way! He is a wonderful listener, proactive representative, and will NOT stop until he gets you the house that perfectly fits your needs. He is trustworthy, full of integrity, and takes his job very seriously. In addition, he is a great resource for any extra services that you need from housing inspectors to contractors. We have used and been thrilled with every single recommendation that he offered us. He has been one-stop-shopping for us, which has been beneficial since we are so far away.Initially, we were quite afraid of trying to purchase a house from overseas. Due to Seth's expertise, professionalism, and personal care, we did not have a single moment of anxiety. He did everything he could do to make us feel connected - from sending videos and pictures, to staying in constant contact via phone and email (even on weekends). Our conversations were never cut short...he always made time for us and made us feel like we were the only customer he had. We knew that we were in good hands from day 1 and each individual interaction with him left us even more certain of that fact! After we closed, Seth continued to offer wonderful customer service by helping us get our contractor into the house for renovations, tracking down paint colors and other information that we needed from the seller, and offering to help in any other way that he possibly could. It is obvious that Seth is interested in establishing long-term relationships with his clients....not just for the sale! We are thrilled with the fact that we can complete our transition to San Diego and move directly into our house as soon as our furniture arrives with very little stress! The whole transaction went MUCH smoother than we ever thought it could thanks to Seth. Now we are counting down the days until we can see our house and can't wait to give Seth a big thank you hug in person!**5/6/13: Updated to add: We have now arrived in San Diego and been to see our house in person. It was EVERYTHING that Seth said and more. We are completely happy with our house and all of Seth's services!

      - Michelle W, San Diego 4/29/13
    • My wife and I moved from the Bay Area in March for my work and really had no one to ask for a recommendation on a real estate agent. So we typed a search here on Yelp and found Seth. We looked at additional reviews on other sites and decided to be "bold" and email Seth before we moved. Once we moved we took a few weeks to get our bearings and then called Seth to show us a house. We were both a little nervous as entrusting your house purchase to the wrong person can be a disaster.The house we looked at was not very interesting but we talked with Seth for 45 minutes or so and both felt really comfortable with him right away. Fast forward 5 months,many showings and conversations later we finally found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood. Seth really helped us figure out what we ultimately wanted and did not push us to decide to quickly. We both consider Seth a friend after our experience together and highly recommend him.

      - Brian S 12/12/14
    • I have only wonderful things to say about Seth and his team. He is the most honest and hard-working real estate agent I have ever met...and I have dealt with a lot of agents!I recently purchased a town home in La Jolla and Seth was my agent. Upon first contacting his office, I left a message and I received a call from Seth within an hour! Most of the other agents I called didn't even get back to me. He did not try to sell me at all, just answer my questions honestly. After our first outing to look at homes, I was confident I had made the right choice in agents. He already had a good understanding of what I was looking for, and didn't show me anything that didn't meet my criteria. He ended up taking me on several outings over several months, refining his understanding of what I wanted. He was very patient, and I never felt like I was putting him out by wanting to view more homes. Once I found the property I wanted (much quicker than I expected, due to his ability to intuit what I would like and not like), Seth and his team were a dream. I literally never had to initiate a call or worry because they were always one step ahead of the game. Seth even helped me get out of my current lease early, and helped communicate with my more difficult mortgage broker and property builder. Every time Seth was involved, my stress level dropped immensely.Seriously, I am extremely picky when it comes to the people I work with, and I expect a ridiculously high standard. Seth exceeded those standards at every juncture.

      - Rachel E, San Diego 6/10/15
    • Seth O'Byrne and his team were absolutely FANTASTIC throughout our home search in Carmel Valley! He and his team were diligent in helping us find exactly what we were looking for, making sure all of the boxes were ticked, and demonstrating such patience during the whole searching/buying/closing experience.What sets Seth apart from the rest is his team. Along with Seth, Jodette and Alina were also amazing, assisting us well after our purchase by putting us in contact with all of their "people" that are needed to get a house set up. They all made it so easy on us when we needed something repaired or changed, they immediately referred us to their "A List" contacts!Last, but certainly not least, Seth and his team are warm and friendly. We enjoyed being with Seth as he showed us homes because he is so positive and upbeat, always encouraging us that we would find "The ONE", and we did.Thank you to Seth and the whole O'Byrne Team, outstanding job!

      - Mary Jo G, San Diego 7/9/14
    • After a high school friend (who also works in real estate) referred us to Seth we decided to go with him to help us find our first home. Seth helped the transaction go smoothly and helped us find a perfect starter home that was VA friendly. After purchasing our first home, we knew that we would use him and his team when it came time to buy again. That time came a few months ago and we knew exactly who to call! Seth has made the process so much easier with his wealth of knowledge and understanding of the market. He has been honest, dependable and a real pleasure to work with. If we are in the market again, he already has my business. So if you are looking for a great realtor, look no further! Trust me, he's helped me buy 2 homes!

      - Aaron C, Oceanside 6/14/13
    • I could not recommend the O'Byrne team more highly! Seth and his team are exceptional real estate agents. You will not find anyone better! We were fortunate to have this team on our side as we navigated the process of purchasing our first home. If you want a realtor who will go above and beyond to make the process as seem less as possible,Seth is your guy. I highly recommend the O'Byrne team for all your real estate service needs. Thank you again for such amazing service!

      - Chahaija H, San Diego 7/11/16
    • Keke Jones helped us purchase our first home a couple of years ago and she made the process as smooth as can be! She did an excellent job suggesting homes that were in our budget AND what we were looking for and she was completely honest during the showings. This was all really helpful as first time home buyers. When we finally found our place she was quick to make an offer and she made the contract portion a breeze. She paid attention to the details in the contract and ensured our backs were covered. The sellers were a nightmare to deal with, but overall the process was smooth thanks to Keke (even responding to all of our requests while on vacation :)) We will use her again in a heartbeat when we're ready to move!

      - Non N, San Diego 5/13/16
    • We chose Seth to sell our condo in Encinitas based on his amazing reviews online and we were not disappointed. From day one, his professionalism and charisma shown through. We were struggling getting our condo sold, but were very assured when he took over. Seth's Team is capable and readily available as friendly resources. The Team was able to find the best bank for the buyers to obtain a loan. We were especially grateful for this because the condo complex was not only largely commercial, it was also under litigation for minor construction issues. Seth was able to secure near asking price when we sold and made the escrow progress a breeze! He takes initiative, outlines all the options when receiving offers, and gets the job done. We are very happy we worked with Seth and his Team! We highly recommend him!

      - Sabrina M, Mission Viejo 12/5/15
    • Seth just sold our Mission Valley condo for us. And he did it FAST (less than a month from listing to close of escrow!), and got us MORE THAN WE ASKED FOR. We couldn't be happier.And at every step along the way, Seth was professional, helpful, and super responsive. You will NEVER have a problem getting ahold of Seth. He is always there to answer your questions, share his expert advice, and provide reassurance with his super friendly, positive attitude.Seth knows what he's doing. And, like others here have said, he genuinely cares about his clients. You'll be in good hands working with him.

      - Matt Z, San Diego 9/18/13
    • Seth and his team are the best realtors I have ever worked with - yes it's true! My family and I found Seth on Yelp, as one of the top rated real estate professionals in San Diego, and I am happy to tell you I totally agree. From our first meeting with him, it was apparent that he was top notch and willing to go that extra mile for his clients. The team of real estate professionals that he works with are all top notch - they know what to do to sell a home quickly and to the right buyer. I can't thank Seth enough for his excellent communication skills - every time we contacted him with a question, we received a very prompt reply that was totally on the mark. Seth and his team are very responsive, professional, passionate about customer service, and most importantly honest. He provided expert guidance that in my opinion is unparalleled. I will use Seth and his team again for sure. Seth and his team are awesome! A special shout out to Alina and Jodette - your work on our behalf was fantastic! Thank you all for your wonderfulness.

      - Kathy R 11/5/15
    • It is hard to sum up someone like Seth on a Yelp page. A few years ago my wife and I started looking at buying our first home. We went through many different Realtors. One Realtor was too pushy, the other didn't understand our direction, and several just didn't inspire us like Seth had. Seth is very enthusiastic and understanding of our needs and concerns, which made it easier for my wife and I to communicate and agree upon a house. Seth knew which homes to eliminate and which ones to show us, he would consider both my wife and my concerns/ needs and find the perfect homes that made us both happy (which helped our relationship by not arguing over different homes). With other realtors we felt that one of us had to settle but Seth helped us find a home we could agree on. He was also very patient during this process. During the two years we were looking, (prior to meeting Seth) I devoted my time to learning everything I could about San Diego real-estate because I felt I needed to with our previous Realtors. I hate to think I wasted my time but, I kind of did. Seth's devotion to his work is something rarely seen with any profession. He seemed to know more about what we were looking for than we did. Hours of time sitting behind Redfin and other search engines could have been a phone call or email to Seth. In the end, he was the "search engine" that found our home. Seth isn't only a Realtor he's apart of a team of trustworthy people who go beyond just buying a home. The maintenance, additions, and general handy work are all things thats a part of the Seth experience. Im in the military and while I'm deployed it's comforting to know that there is someone like Seth that I can trust who can be there when I cant.I'm deployed right now and took the time to write this not because I owe it to Seth or that I consider him a friend (which both of those are true) but because I honestly believe that if I would have found a Realtor like him 2 years ago, I would have saved countless time and money. Most importantly it's been a year since we bought our house and we love everything about it. It also appears that the value went up $50,000. That should say it all.

      - Aaron H, San Diego 1/23/14
    • Seth and his team are by far the best agents that I have ever worked with. We signed on with them after an unsuccessful attempt to sell our condo with another San Diego realtor. They were very creative and proactive in the sales process, and we received a full price offer within hours of listing! I will definitely choose the O'Byrne team the next time we want to buy or sell in the San Diego area.

      - Drew T 11/30/16
    • I have had the pleasure to be represented by Seth & Team Real Estate Services in both buy and sell transactions; it will certainly not be the last deal we do together. I was originally drawn to O'Byrne team Realtor via a personal recommendation. Having interviewed several potential Realtors, I down selected to the O'Byrne team because I really liked the team approach - where each member has an area of expertise that they know really really well. This is important in today's regulatory burdened environment, where having a laser focused approach equates to having the answers and ensuring the process pushes forward. It was also pretty evident that the O'Byrne team was leading the pack in terms of marketing capabilities... Seriously, check out the O'Byrne Team website and you will know what I mean. I am one of those people that truly believes in partnering with the professionals, and I really lucked out with Seth. The O'Byrne Team had guided my wife and I through the process of buying our first home together, and with the same level of personal attention, helped us sell the property a few years later as our family began to grow. Of course no deal is without a speed bump or two, and this is where it is really important to have the experts by your side. In each occurrence I was able to sit back and trust that my team, the O'Byrne Team, had it covered. And they did.Final note... Thank you Team O'Byrne! Looking forward to a future home purchase in Point Loma (hopefully sooner than later)

      - Mike S, San Diego 9/27/16
    • We went with the O'Byrne team to buy our Clairemont house and we came away very satisfied. When it's time to sell this home or buy the next we'll be calling on Seth (and Keke) to get it done. When we were buying we interviewed a handful of local realtors - some were lackluster, most were good, but Seth and his team were fantastic. What makes the O'Byrne team great boils down to professionalism and genuine interest in helping us get what we wanted. Keke Jones in particular was awesome to work with (see my review of Keke for more detail). Not once in the process did we feel we weren't being listened to and when Seth and his team said they'd do something it got done without exception - even after our close. It's that kind of integrity that you want in the team representing you when buying or selling your home. Beyond that, the entire O'Byrne team was friendly and a lot fun. We didn't expect that working with our realtors we'd actually have fun, but we did!

      - John W, San Diego 6/13/16
    • Yes, I can really say that working with Seth and his team is as good as it gets! And because I actually found him on Yelp in the first place, I feel like I need to pay back my good fortune to the Yelpiverse and share my story. Although I don't live in San Diego anymore, I did need to sell a home there and was overwhelmed at the thought of finding a broker. Many people think Yelp is for finding the best burrito or car detail shop.... but I thought I'd check for agents anyway. While not many agents are reviewed here, I was shocked to see that Seth had so many 5* reviews, which made me think that he and his team must be doing something right to garner such an enthusiastic following! So fast-forward to now...our sale just closed after being on the market for a only a week, and selling for a great price to wonderful buyers.It was an emotional sale, with some complex moving parts, but Seth and his team made it an easy, positive experience. He is professional, enthusiastic, and most importantly to me - authentic - and his passion for his job is apparent by the way he treats his clients and team. Attention to detail, responsiveness (even in the middle of his honeymoon!) and genuine caring is really inspiring. One unique capability is their marketing - very sophisticated and appropriate. I have had a long career in Marketing & Advertising and I am very impressed with both techniques and results. Seth, I can't thank you enough for all of the work on our behalf. You, Alina and Jodette are the best in the business!!!

      - Andi S, San Francisco 11/4/15
    • We got referred to Seth and the O'Byrne Team, and we couldn't be happier with their performance! We originally had our home listed with another agent who couldn't get our home sold. We cancelled the listing and relisted with Seth, who got us multiple offers and got it sold over the original ask. He arranged so that we could stay and lease back our home for a month while finding us our new home as it sold so quickly we didn't have anywhere to go.Seth found us a brand new home in Law Street in Noth Pacific Beach. Great job guys, thank you for helping my family! I recommend Seth and his team to everyone in San Diego.

      - Clem C, San Diego 11/18/15
    • Picking a realtor is a tough job if you don't buy or sell homes often, and it gets worse when you're dealing with an estate or trust sale and you're from out of town. I found myself in that situation and turned to Yelp for help - that's how I found Seth and the O'Byrne Team. I met with Seth at my grandmother's home. It clearly needed updating, but it was also a mid-century modern in a nice location with panoramic windows that looked down to San Diego and the Pacific. The first thing that impressed me was that he didn't start out at thousands of dollars of improvements and 'I have a guy'. We talked about the property, grandparents, what the neighborhood was like when they originally purchased the house, etc. When we started talking about what to do with the house, Seth sent me pages and pages of comps. Each one he described where we had an advantage, or where the comp had an advantage. Through this process we came to understand a value range of the property, what other properties at our three target selling points (minimal rehab, minor rehab, major rehab) were offering, and what work would be required to bring various sales targets into range. We spent nights on the phone, emailing files back and forth, and arranging for work to be done. Seth had a great set of contacts to help with appraisals and contractors for repairs that I wanted to get done ASAP. During times when Seth wasn't available, I continued to be supported by the O'Byrne team (notably Debbie and Jodette). I was kept apprised of various activities that were happening and they helped family members get into the house for the estate sale process, helped with utility shut off/turn on while various repairs were made, and always kept me involved with what was going on. I liked the use of electronic signature systems that allowed us to execute documents quickly and conveniently and without requiring overnight delivery. We also made frequent use of email and text as that helped me communicate with them during my workday. We ended up selling to an investor who wanted to put money into the house and resell it. Seth and I had run numbers after numbers; Seth and Debbie had multiple contractors come to the house and provide estimates for our levels of rehab. I ended up deciding that we had the best chance of the highest return in letting someone else take the risk of updating the house. We started talking in May, closed in August, and he called just to check in this October. Seth and the O'Byrne team are a class act. They represent properties across the spectrum from high end estate homes to first time buyer condominiums. We fell somewhere in the middle and I felt that we received the same level of expertise and attention as any other client. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the O'Byrne team.

      - Skip W 1/28/17
    • I don't know if there's a better Real Estate team in San Diego. The team has been around and worked with a variety of different customers. I can tell this by how they treated my situations. Their knowledge of options and insight exceeded anyone else I've worked with, to date. What impressed me the most was their network. I was lacking in this area but Erika Spears had experts at every point of the process to help cultivate my decisions. I needed that and I'm sure there are many customers out there looking for the same thing.

      - Phillip D, San Diego 12/16/19
    • What can I say... Seth and his team area AMAZING!! Their real estate services are top notch and I could not have asked for a better group of Realtors to have worked with. They are communicative, prompt, diligent, and provide the best comprehensive service. If you are looking to buy or sell in the San Diego, La Jolla, or Rancho Santa Fe areas, do yourself a favor and give Seth and his team a call. You will not be disappointed!!!

      - Ashley C 1/14/17
    • Seth and his team provided a phenomenal service in addition to quickly selling my home for above a competitive asking price! I am thoroughly pleased!Seth worked with me as a partner in my decisions and offered his many years of experience and knowledge throughout the entire process. He had the answers and the professionals ready to make preparing my house for sale that was a breeze that carried me through the listing and escrow periods.I have known Seth through personal and professional circles for almost 10 years. He is a consistent and dedicated professional who is extremely passionate about real estate and is truly motivated by helping people. I highly recommend Team O'byrne for your real estate needs!

      - Jenn I, San Diego 3/9/16
    • Seth and his team are absolutely amazing! I'm not going to mention their awesome negotiating and incredible marketing that everyone knows about already. For me and my family, their most valuable skill was finding the perfect home for us that wasn't even on the market. Talk about having some really strong connections to the wealthy! Almost all agents will tell you how great they are at their job, but Seth actually delivers and gets you the perfect home at a huge discount. Couldn't be happier.

      - Amit B 10/8/17
    • Mia Tidwell (real estate agent) in particular was amazing to work with (please see separate, previous review on her separate Yelp page, for more details); however, I felt compelled to leave a note on the team page as well, due to the amount of positive things that I have to say about this entire team (& highly recommend them to ANYONE for their real estate needs!). I am all about the entire "experience" when making a large purchase, as well as feeling comfortable (especially as a first time buyer), and boy are they the perfect mix of both of these things (as well as professionalism), from start to finish! After getting to know the team, you almost feel like they are family. Alina, director of operations, and Amanda, productions manager, were both extremely sweet and helpful in answering any questions I had. I must note also - Seth & Mia's marketing skills and creativity (after delving into their videos of past house sales after working with them) is unparalleled - check them out, you won't be disappointed!

      - Amber J, San Diego 1/4/19
    • Seth and his team were absolutely phenomenal. They not only sold my house in one day in coming soon, but also got $50k over ask. There's a reason why we went with Seth, this is his true calling. We interviewed a handful of top agencies in San Diego and decided Seth was the most knowledgeable. His whole team works so efficiently together that made this process a breeze. If you are looking for a top agent who knows this business inside and out, Seth and his team should be your pick!

      - ZZ R, San Diego 2/7/19
    • Always curious why Yelp has only five stars , there should be way more . Seth and his entire team are stars. Buying a house is not an easy process. From the moment I reached out to the team , they immediately responded even after hours. Each step has been explained , coached and guided to ensure my interests always came first . The O'Byrne team are experienced , understand their industry and offer continuous advice and more importantly keep you abreast of each step of the process without you being the one to follow up . Your realtor should take care of every need and even more so when this is your first home. Thank you O'Byrne team , this experience will always be remembered .

      - Daniel K, San Diego 1/8/2019
    • We relocated to San Diego in 2017 and were in need of a Real Estate agent. We read good reviews for the O'Byrne Team and quickly made the call. We were very lucky to work with Mia Tidwell from the team. Our home buying experience with Mia was an absolute pleasure. The O'Byrne team facilitated the transaction seamlessly. We would highly recommend this team for any real estate transaction.

      - Narcisa L, San Diego 1/8/19
    • Seth's team was so wonderful in helping us sell our home!!! Our home needed small, minor repairs, and Seth had an awesome team of repair guys that were at the ready. We got the house on the market right away, and received multiple offers in 2 days.I'm not going to lie- Seth and his team are a good looking group of people with impeccable class and manners. I liked that they were the FACE of my house and it made my home feel glamorous, and I like to think helped sell it at a premium.They are the most highly-rated team in San Diego, and you will feel the difference as soon as you make first contact with them!

      - Vikki C, San Diego 2/4/19
    • We contacted Seth and his team to list our home in Poway. He immediately responded and met with us. He gave us his expert opinion on when, how and for how much to list our house. But he also listened to us about what we thought the house was worth so he made sure to highlight the special features our home had that most realtors miss and agreed to our list price. His team jumped on the listing, getting an outstanding photo session with awesome pics and descriptions in the sales brochure. We immediately had showings. Seth's team was also extremely respectful of our conditions to have adequate notice before a showing. Seth followed up with other agents to get feedback after each showing. Because we had a higher priced home we did not get offers immediately, as expected, but we had many showings. However, we didn't have to wait too long as we ultimately received offers within a month. Once we had a good offer and were in negotiations Seth was extremely available to communicate the back and forth. Our sale was not exactly smooth as the buyers were one of those that like to "play games" and try to work more discounts, etc., and there was a very contentious period after the inspection. But Seth and his team were on our side and when it seemed the deal might fall apart, as we were firm on our position, with Seth's full support, Seth worked out a deal with the buyers agent to get escrow closed on time and with all parties being satisfied. So we give the Seth O'Byrne Team the highest marks for any real estate agent you may need. He and his team can not only buy/sell any house for their clients, but from our experience he and his team can closed the most complex and difficult transactions with ease. TOP NOTCH!!!!!

      - S C, San Diego 1/7/19
    • I first contacted Seth in 2008 when I wanted to buy my first home. I wanted a Bay view downtown in a midrise building. After about 6 months of looking at every building downtown, he found a condo on foreclosure that had a Bay view. I wrote an offer, and it was accepted! I loved watching Little Italy grow up during that time. It was the perfect home for me. When it came time to sell my home last year, I was living abroad and initially reached out to another realtor who had marketed heavily to me while I lived in the building. His firm promised an easy process; they had lots of clients who lived outside of San Diego. Unfortunately, the process with them was anything but easy. After having my condo fall out of escrow multiple times for reasons that could have been avoided, I called Seth again.He took my call while he was traveling on vacation and set up his team to get working on my condo sale right away. We had a couple hiccups, but each step of the way, Seth and his team hustled to find solutions. He and his mortgage partner Scott helped with both the purchase and sale of my condo - a place that I absolutely loved living. I am very grateful for their help!Seth is an incredibly hard worker who loves what he does and values his relationships. I highly recommend him and his team! Thanks again, Seth!

      - Stephanie A, San Diego 3/20/19