My husband and I found Kim somewhat by accident, but we are SO happy that we did. She walked us through purchasing our first home and made the process incredibly seamless. After first meeting her, she immediately put our needs first and made us feel as though we were her most important clients. She took us to see several properties, helped us to weigh our options with honest feedback, and supported our decisions each step of the way. Once we had found a place that we wanted to make our home, she helped us to solidify an offer while simultaneously calming our nerves! We cannot say enough about her sincere demeanor, prompt follow-ups, and her go-getter attitude. Her knowledge of the Carlsbad area is great as well, and she has since provided us with recommendations and kept in touch. We consider her a great professional resource and also a friend and will absolutely recommend her to any friends or family who are looking to purchase or sell their home.
by Jenni and Nick, First-time home buyers Kim Lombardi, Agent
My wife and I worked with Kim Lombardi on both the sale and purchase of our new home. Kim was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and provided thorough explanations to all of our questions throughout the process. Kim provided great advice in the negotiation period on both the sale and purchase of our new home. We highly recommend Kim as a realtor.
by Tony & Elsa, buyers & sellers Kim Lombardi, Agent
We can't say enough good things about Maria Roller and California Residential Consulting! We had a strategy to roll the equity from our home of 18 years into something more suitable to the needs of our growing kids as they entered high school. Maria and her trusted team helped us navigate a challenging acquisition of a fantastic home in Olde Carlsbad, then turned around and quickly sold our existing home for a great price. We closed on both escrows within 30 days of each other. Maria was born and raised in North County and we would highly recommend her services and local knowledge to anyone looking to buy or sell (or both) a home in the area!
by Brian and Tracy Rodgers Maria Roller, Agent
Maria handled the sale of the house we had occupied for 26 years as well as the purchase of our newly found home. Though both in Vista, they are very, very different properties. Maria was thorough and knowledgeable about all of Vista. We never felt that we "wasted our time" looking at listings that did not match what we were looking for. We would recommend Cal Res to anyone shopping for a realtor to purchase or sell.
by Troy and Michelle Maria Roller, Agent
FIVE STARS, "Maria is great! I was a nervous first time home buyer and she walked me through the process in a calm and logical way so that I felt comfortable with my purchase. Her level of communication was excellent. I would highly highly recommend Maria Roller."
by First Time Home Buyer Maria Roller, Agent
Kim was an outstanding partner and true joy to get to know and work with last year when she sold our home in Encinitas. Over the last 15+ years we have been involved in 4 home purchases and three home sales and dealt with a fair number of realtors on both the buy and sell sides and I can unequivocally say that the experience working with Kim has been simply the best. Here are the things that impressed me about Kim: 1. Kim understands the San Diego real estate market and local trends very well and on top of it she loves numbers and data which means she is spot on with her assessment and valuations. 2. Kim is well organized, detail oriented and an excellent communicator and was fantastic in engaging with other realtors and prospective buyers. Kim did a terrific job marketing our home and made sure she understood our priorities and ensured that these were addressed throughout the process. 3. Kim is a proactive problem solver as she seemed a step ahead of anticipating issues and addressing them. Kim was great during the negotiation phase and had excellent tips and sound advice throughout the process. She also has a great team working with her and she will have a reliable resources on hand including contractors, inspectors, escrow agents etc. to ensure a smooth transaction. 4. Most importantly, we were thoroughly impressed by Kim’s honesty and integrity. Kim worked hard for us, helped us secure top price and easily went above and beyond what we would have expected from a realtor and it was evident that our satisfaction was her top priority throughout the process. Kim has been hands down the best realtor we have worked with and would recommend her most enthusiastically to anyone looking for one in the San Diego area.
by Abhijit Bhat Kim Lombardi, Agent
We cannot speak too highly of Kim Lombardi. It took us several months to find our dream home, and Kim was there for us every step of the way. She was never too busy to walk through many homes with us, answer our numerous questions and follow up with realtors. She gave us thoughtful and wise advice when asked. Her enthusiasm never flagged, and she became a wonderful friend to explore home options with. When we finally found our new home, and were ready to sell our previous one, she set up open houses, advertised using all available means and talked up our home to other realtors at weekly meetings. As a result, we had four offers within a week, one of which was very satisfactory. Both the home buying and home selling process was taken care of very professionally and smoothly by Kim. Her responsiveness, can-do attitude and professionalism make her the best realtor we have ever worked with. We are happy to recommend her to any of our friends and family -- and we have! They have been similarly impressed!
by Aarti Totlani, Buyer & Seller Kim Lombardi, Agent
"My husband and I worked really hard to save for our first home. Everyone warned us that buying a home would be a challenging and frustrating process. We really didn't know where to start or how the process would work, but then we found Maria Roller! Maria was the most professional and kind individual I have ever worked with. From the moment she met us, she listened and really tried to get to know us and our style, and what we were looking for in a home. She always had a positive and energetic attitude, which made the home buying process very fun! Maria was up to showing us anything and everything so we could find the perfect fit. You can imagine our amazement when we located our perfect home within three weeks of starting! She also took the time to explain things and help us through escrow, since this was all new to us. Without a doubt, I highly recommend her, and I know she will be our realtor for any further property consultations. Thank you so much Maria for all that you've done! We are so happy and love our new home!"
by Brett & Mandy, Buyers Maria Roller, Agent
"Thank you Maria! As a first time homebuyer, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. CalRes made it simple and stress free! You truly are the best."
by Liz, Buyer Maria Roller, Agent
"We have purchased two condominiums and one home in Carlsbad, CA in the past 2 ½ years. TJ Stroben has been our realtor for all three transactions. I have to say, that working with TJ has been a pleasure and the transactions have been seamless without any unforeseen issues or surprises. I can absolutely say, without hesitation, that I would refer TJ's services to any and all contacts that would be interested in purchasing real estate in the North County San Diego region. My wife and I thank TJ for all of her help and assistance in providing expert and professional realtor services in acquiring the properties in an acceptable timeframe and within budget. We would be more than happy for you to utilize us as references for your future clientele. Thanks again TJ!"
by Steve & Shelly, Buyers, Multiple Transactions TJ Stroben, Agent
"TJ worked well with both the personal representative of the estate and his attorney in this Probate sale involving an estate being administered in another county. She communicated well, making sure that we were up to date on developments, and took the time to be sure that the proper forms were used and time limits observed. She was also effective in marketing the property. Our result was a successful Probate sale, completed in good order. Thanks TJ!"
by Attorney at Law, Probate Sale TJ Stroben, Agent
"A few months ago, I approached Maria of California Residential, and told her I was interested in very casually looking for a townhome to purchase. Even though I was in no position to buy, Maria agreed to work with me, and we immediately began establishing parameters for my search. At this stage, I was just “window shopping.” I had a lot to do to get all my ducks in a row before purchasing a property could ever become a reality. The first step was to list my condo. We listed it and had several showings and open houses, all of which Maria organized and hosted. None of the other condos in my complex were moving and neither was mine! In the meantime, we put four offers in for townhomes to purchase! Because they were all contingent upon the sale of my condo, the sellers were either not interested in working with us, or we lost the purchase to other bidders. Maria never gave up on me or on my dream. We eventually decided that a home would be more up my alley. Oh man, did I find the perfect place!!! Some how, some way, Maria and her staff were able to manage the sale of my condo and the purchase of my forever home all in the same week. If you are ever considering selling or purchasing property in San Diego County, there is only one choice in realtors. Maria and company are the real deal. They are so professional, prompt, efficient, honest, hard working, and fair. Thank you a million times for being such an integral part of securing our dream home!"
by Erin, Seller & Buyer Maria Roller, Agent
"My wife and I had just a few days to spend in Oceanside to find and close on a house, and having never been to the area before, we desperately needed a realtor up for the challenge. We knew we had the right person as soon as we met TJ. She listened first, then formulated a plan based on her experience, familiarity of the area and knowledge of current events in the market. Before the first day was done, TJ had a full grasp on what would work for us, and she made the difference by showing us a house that wasn’t yet listed but somehow she knew was available and the one for us. And she was right. At ease in the competitive market, TJ stood with us throughout the offer and closing process, and today we could not be happier owning our dream home. Thank you TJ, we could not have done it without you!"
by Eric J. TJ Stroben, Agent
"Kim was a fantastic realtor for our family when we relocated to Carlsbad from the east coast. She had great insight on schools and communities in Carlsbad and throughout North County San Diego. Kim had a great understanding of what we were looking for in a house and worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect home for our family."
by Chris and Suzy Kim Lombardi, Agent
"5 Stars... Experienced Agent"
by Bruce Bishop TJ Stroben, Agent
“Made every effort to get us the best possible offering knowing the family was in a bit of a hurry to settle the estate… TJ worked hard for us. A genuinely Friendly, caring and capable agent.“
by Jerry Henry TJ Stroben, Agent
“TJ has a friendly and positive personality.”
by Anonymous Tj Stroben
“5 Stars… All experiences were great… TJ is down to earth and pays close attention to details.”
by John Forester TJ Stroben, Agent
"5 Stars… Maria is always responsive and in a timely measure. She listened to me and helped explain all the paperwork during the sales process. I was extremely satisfied… My overall experience was perfect and better yet, most enjoyable… What I most enjoy about working with Maria is that she is a well-informed, kind, attentive and caring agent."
by Marjorie Bremer Maria Roller, Agent
"5 Stars… Maria was always available and volunteered updates regularly… Very personable, cared about customer’s needs, knowledgeable… Extremely satisfied… What I enjoyed most about working with Maria was the relationship and her knowledge base."
by Jade Copple Maria Roller, Agent
"Maria is very genuine in her approach. This is going to be my second transaction with her and I feel in really good hands with her. She feels almost like a family member… I was extremely satisfied… I love Maria’s efficiency and care."
by Sabine La Bonne Maria Roller, Agent
"5 Stars… Maria is the best! Extremely satisfied."
by Tomas Lopez Maria Roller, Agent
"5 Stars… Maria was awesome to work with… Extremely satisfied… Maria has a positive attitude and I most enjoyed that she listened to our needs during the purchase of our home."
by Amanda Mitts Maria Roller, Agent
" 5 Stars… Personal attention from Maria. She is always available! Extremely satisfied… What I enjoyed most about working with Maria was her charming personality and nice eyelashes."
by Erin Johnson Maria Roller, Agent
"5 Stars… Kim was the consummate professional throughout the process. She seamlessly handled the selling and buying of three properties at the same time, one of which was in Virginia. She was calm, reassuring and knowledgeable at every turn. In addition, she was highly diligent in protecting my best interests -- both financially and emotionally during a difficult time of transition. I was very proud to have Kim represent me and my home… For the same reason I initially chose CalRes over other agents: it is a small "boutique" group that offers personal and flexible support and service. They exceeded my expectations when I chose them… What I enjoyed most about working with Kim was that she wasn't "pushy' and allowed me to think I was making the decisions… I would just like to express my sincere thanks for a job very well done with flexibility and grace!"
by Jill G. Kim Lombardi, Agent
"5 Stars… Kim was very communicative and supportive during our somewhat complicated 3-way transaction… She was competent, professional, and caring and really knew the market… Kim is very caring and calm. We did all our communication through email and phone calls, so it was especially important to have someone we could depend on… She became an important friend to our sister who is now the tenant in the house we purchased. We truly appreciate Kim's guidance and support."
by Out of State Buyer Kim Lombardi, Agent
"5 Stars… Kim kept us posted every step of the way and always asked for our input. We trusted her judgment and opinions completely. I loved that she conducted several open houses and put together a presentation board highlighting parks, schools and other perks around the neighborhood. We feel that Kim gave us 110%! What I liked most about working with Kim was the constant communication, she’s very friendly, professional and easy to deal with. Trustworthy!"
by Andrew & Natalie Kim Lombardi, Agent
“5 Stars… Maria is the best!! She worked hard to sell the condo and got good results. What I enjoyed most about working with Maria is that I feel like I made a new friend!”
by Susie J. Maria Roller, Agent
"Many thanks to Calres and their team! My realtor Rita Kelley was Amazing on the sell of my deceased moms reverse mortgage property. Rita was friendly, professional and listened to our needs and concerns. We had a Heggstadt petition issue. Rita was available every step of the way. She was available with the answers to questions and even those that we didn't think of. The time Rita spent beforehand regarding the Heggstadt petition was overwhelming for our family. She remained very optimistic and positive through it all. Rita was very knowledgeable and instrumental in providing suggestions to seek legal advice to resolve title issue. This process should have been lengthy but was done expeditiously. We were able to meet the time frame needed to sell the property. My family will be forever grateful for personalized and professional handling of the sale. Thank you Calres and your wonderful team!"
by Vickie Brown-Wilson Rita Kelley, Agent
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me my wings and helping me achieve home ownership. It has been the greatest joy of my life to know you. People are very impressed with all that we accomplished in this purchase. You are certainly my sHERO. I will sing your praises and as long as someone is looking for a place you are guaranteed to have my strongest recommendation. Gracias TJ"
by Juan Santos TJ Stroben, Agent