Testimonials

Greg Cummings and his staff recently sold our condo in mission valley. I did a lot of research and meeting with agents but at the end of the day I knew Greg and his team was the right fit! He asked me one question that still sticks with me...what do you want in an agent ? I stated ' i want a  agent  who will represent the buyer and seller fairly and not just for a quick commission'  Greg Cummings and his associate Rebecca Troyan did just that! This condo was a family interest and one with came with a lot of emotional ties- it was not an easy decision to sell. Greg and his staff respected this and came up with a plan. The condo sold for full asking price  - the highest price in 10 years for that complex !...with multiple offers...in less than 5 days! He and his associate Rebecca made this such a smooth process . They are truly a terrific team and excellent at what they do...Never did i feel i was just a commission to them!  Greg and his team all just all around good people -hardworking, honest, dedicated, and communicate with ease -  a rarity in this business. I appreciate all they both have done and will be reaching out to him and  his staff at our next real estate purchase or sale. Don’t hesitate ..just call ... Desiree E.

Being an out of town owner trying to sell my place, Greg and the concierge team did a fantastic job taking care of all the details of getting my condo ready to sell. No personal trips needed, and I was amazed at how great the carpet, new flooring, painting, and staging made the place look. When I  saw the listing photos, I thought to myself... I want to move in there. I have no doubt the hard work helped sell my unit faster and for a better price ... Andrew M.

Greg and his team were professional and helpful throughout the process of selling our condo. He gave us excellent advice about pricing and staging, which contributed to the speedy sale. We live in Minnesota and New York, which could have been a communications challenge, but Greg was prompt and  responsive throughout the entire listing and escrow period. We highly recommend Greg Cummings & Associates for your real estate needs in the San Diego area ... Kay C.

He contacted me to sell my home. Discussed sale time line, price and it was listed promptly. All offers where talked about. It's was sold in about a week and a halve and negotiated to a full price offer and was closed in a month without a hiccup. Overall it went really good for such a large  transaction. I wouldn't hesitate to use Greg again in the future ... Mike S.

I bought my first house with Greg and was really impressed with his attention to detail and communication. He did a great job listening to what I was looking for and showing me relevant properties. He walked me through the whole process and did his best to make sure there we no surprises. I  value his service so much that used him again to sell the property. He did a thorough job pricing the property and advising me of things to do to get it ready to put on the market. We got asking price within two weeks. Great job Greg! ... J. Moeder

 

I have worked with Greg on 4 different transactions. Each time he was very professional and went out of his way to show me enough property so I was very comfortable with the decisions I made. Greg is very knowledgeable of the market and he gives you enough info so you feel comfortable with making  your own decision. I would highly recommend Greg as anyone's agent. ... C. Devereaux

 

Greg was a pleasure to work with. Very personable and professional individual. Once he had a feeling that he knew me and what I was interested in, he had a better feeling of what I wanted than I did. He was tough when he needed to be and the whole process was very smooth. We closed in (8) days  because of Greg. Thanks for all your hard work Greg!! ... A. Wilson

 

Greg is the model agent. He is diligent, responsive, professional, ethical and aggressive. His support team, led by Rebecca Troyan, shares these qualities. He understands the market like no other. Simultaneously buying and selling a home is a stressful experience but Greg and his team took care us  and our family. He took the time to get to know us and how each of us works so that he could tailor his advice -- professional and emotional -- to meet our needs and keep us calm. We consider him a professional colleague and friend. ... J.M.

 

Greg was wonderfully gracious in working with my ailing mother. She and I were extremely pleased with the results. He showed us properties all over San Diego and was very knowledgeable. ... G. Shinn.

 

We worked with Greg for more than a year before purchasing a home. He was wonderful to work with...knowledgeable, responsive and always helpful. He quickly grasped the idea of what we were looking for, which was crucial, as we live in New Jersey and could not come out to view homes easily. He kept  an eye out for what we wanted, even finding a home not yet on the market for us to view. He set up our home inspection and introduced us to two contractors, who he had come in to give us estimates for work. We finally purchased a home in La Jolla, and plan to use one of the contractors to do a rebuild. Throughout the process, Greg took care of every detail, always offering to go above and beyond the expected. We would not have felt comfortable making this purchase from such a great a distance without the tremendous amount of assistance that Greg provided.  ... M. Damodaran.

 

Greg was knowledgeable and friendly. He kept us posted every step of the way during the selling process and negotiated well with the buyer's agent about items on the punch list. We will absolutely use him again for any of our real estate needs. ... anonymous

 

I was in a pinch and I have to say, Greg got me out of it in lightning speed. Very professional. The attention to detail was spectacular and frankly, the process for me felt fairly effortless. ... Bob B.

 

I can tell you that having Greg Cummings as our agent was a fortunate discovery. Greg tailored his research on our behalf to locate exactly what we were looking for. When we found the right place Greg managed to negotiate the price down $100,000 less than the last comparable sale in the condo complex. Professional, prepared, honest, kind, readily available and he knew the San Diego beach real estate market like the back of his hand. ... Michele and Tony G

 

Greg and his staff assisted my family and I in selling our home. We had listed the property a year earlier for 5 months with another realtor without any success. This time around it was an entirely different experience. Not only were we in escrow in less than a week of listing the property, but  we had multiple offers and ultimately accepted an offer above list price. Greg and his staff advised us through every step of the transaction, from the repairs needed prior to listing, staging off the home for showings, negotiating with the buyer's agent and ultimately ensuring that the sale closed without issue while it was in escrow. I have and will continue to refer Greg Cummings & Associates to my friends, family and clients and he will be the first call I make when we decide to enter into another real estate transaction. ... Brian and Jessica A.

 

Thanks Greg for helping us sell our condo and buy another beach home. Not only did you negotiate the purchase price down 22% from the original asking price on our new home, but you got us 5% more than the last condo sold in our complex. Anyone who does not hire you as their agent is making a huge mistake! Thanks again! ... Scott and Lisa H.

 

Greg helped me purchase my first property in 2008- a beautiful one bedroom condo in Hillcrest. Coming from out-of-state with little familiarity of the San Diego area, I relied heavily on Greg's knowledge of the local market and neighborhoods. He led me in the right direction immediately and helped  negotiate a smooth and seamless closing. I would not hesitate to recommend Greg to anyone looking for expertise and outstanding client service. I will certainly use him again for my next real estate transaction. Highest possible marks given. ... Paul S.

 

Greg is my go to guy when it comes to anything real estate related. He is extremely attentive, helpful and honest. I have used him to purchase 2 homes in the past few years and I have recommended him to everyone looking to buy or sell. ... Jeanie W.

 

Greg is a great agent, and provided exactly the experience that I wanted when purchasing a condo. He is not a high-pressure seller like some agents are, and I never felt like I was being shown something that didn't fit my needs. His communication skills are excellent and my purchase went smoothly. ... Brian P.

 

Greg helped us to buy and sell our house. He's so easy to work with. He explains all the options at each point of the transaction. He's a great listener and gives good advice. We always felt he was clear, upfront, and tried hard to work in our favor. He and his team were always responsive and  helpful. He even helped us to close sale on our home when we were out of the country. We would highly recommend him! ... Robert and Jennifer L.

 

Greg is at the top of the San Diego real estate game. You knows the markets and after a VERY VERY long search, he helped us find our dream home and got us the deal we wanted and needed to make it happen. There really is no one else I would ever trust to help me or any of my friends in this over  whelming process of buying property anywhere in San Diego. ... anonymous

 

Greg assisted us in acquiring and selling several properties in San Diego between 2008 and 2014. He is friendly, knowledgeable and highly responsive. We felt comfortable with Greg from the beginning and he is our Realtor of choice in San Diego. We wish we had a person like him in every city we  do business. It is a pleasure doing business with him! ... Glenn and Marian K.

 

Greg helped me sell a condo I was renting in San Diego. I am living out of state and he made the process go very smoothly. He handled most of the communication and questions my renters had. I would highly recommend Greg. ... Todd H.

 

I have worked with several Realtors through the years & Greg is hands down one of the best. He is smart, knowledgeable, and has a great reputation. Greg is a hard worker and has the experience; he can avoid potential pitfalls well in advance. I highly recommend. ... Kristen N.

 

Greg Cummings and his staff are top notch professionals! He recently helped me sell my condo in San Diego and the entire process from pre-listing advice to closing went very smooth. From my first meeting with him, he went over the whole process in depth, answering any and all of my questions about  selling a home since this was my first experience. Once I made the decision to list with him, he advised me on the right list price and in the end I got exactly what I listed it for. Greg is the type of agent that will work for every penny of commission he receives, but on the same time, doesn't come off as too aggressive or pushy in regards to negotiating deals. Greg doesn't come alone, he has an experienced staff that are always around to assist with any needs that you have- such a great aspect of working with Greg and his team! I'm very glad I went with Greg Cummings- he exceeded my expectations-you won't be let down using him as your next agent! ... Ben S.

 

We found Greg to be a very knowledgeable and patient in our search for a property in the San Diego area. Greg's integrity and processing expertise were second to none during the acquisition process. ... Clive P.

 

Greg and team came highly recommended and showed their value throughout the process. Greg took personal interest in helping us understand the home-buying process and worked with us to find the property that was right for us and was always ready with support well beyond the closing. ... Josh S.

 

We decided to go with Greg because he was very positive, enthusiastic and professional. He quickly sold our condo and took the time we needed to find us a new house. We were very happy with all that Greg did and would definitely recommend and use him again. ... Lisa H.

 

Greg provided me with outstanding service, guidance when I was looking to purchase a condo in the San Diego area. He was able to give me the pluses and minuses of purchasing in certain areas/communities. He is very knowledgeable about San Diego and going with Greg was the best decision I ever  made. He is always available for any questions and is very diligent and will make sure the buying process is smooth and easy. I would highly recommend Greg to anybody looking to make a purchase in the San Diego area. ... Gerardo C-L.

 

He found our San Diego apartment "the hard way" to ensure we got the best deal. He persevered by sending suggestions for several weeks and not by just putting me on automatic but actually wrote personally when he wanted me to look at something. Finally our apartment came on the market at the right  location and price and Greg negotiated the sale "immediately" and made the right offer to close the deal. Every time I walk through the door I am thankful to him for his knowledge and patience. ... Lynette H.

 

I purchased a property through Greg Cummings recently and he was excellent. Greg has the ability to think outside the box and he navigates challenges well. I would recommend Greg as an agent. He won't rush you into a purchase and cares about his client’s needs. ... anonymous

 

After moving to San Diego from the east coast I hired Greg to help me purchase a condo. I was new to the area and Greg went above and beyond to show me the area and everything I would need to know in order to make an informed decision. Greg's presence and reputation in the community allows him to  obtain the best possible deal for his clients. I have the utmost confidence and trust in Greg. I highly recommend Greg for all of your real estate needs. ...  Stuart M.

 

This is round 2 for me and my husband with Greg--he found us our starter home and then negotiated a great deal for us with our forever home. He knows his territory inside and out, knows the market, is a clever negotiator and a solid moral person. We feel lucky he is our realtor and even luckier  we've become friends. ... Michele G

 

Greg was amazing to work with. This is the second time we used him to purchase a home and both times he was able to find us exactly what we wanted within our price range. ... Tony G.

 

It should say something that I've chosen to work with Greg on three sale transactions since 2008. Most important to me: I know Greg is going to give me the straight facts. Whenever negotiations come to a critical juncture, I'm confident I'm going to get the reality of the situation to help  me make the best decisions possible. Never was this more vital than after the market went nuts in 2008. It was my first property sale, and Greg was ahead of the curve at every twist. The deal he negotiated turned out to be extremely favorable, keeping the deal ahead of significant market changes. Greg showed this same intuitive market insight on two more transactions in 2013, when the market was again moving quickly. His skill paid off in the most important ways: great selling prices and minimal time on the market. I look forward to our next transaction. Greg's skills have translated into outstanding results for me as a seller. Tom G.

 

Greg is the go-to agent for the greater Pacific Beach market. A local resident, Greg lives and breathes the area, and is extremely knowledgeable about all properties (both on and off the market). As a 1st time home-buyer, Greg streamlined the process, listening to my requirements, and walking me  through the offer / closing process. I never felt rushed or pressured into a decision. ... Chris B.

 

Greg is awesome. He helped me find and buy "my" PERFECT home and much, much more! Knowing that I was new to the process, he really took care of me. He's incredibly nice and attentive; he communicated everything to me and really went at bat for me in negotiations. He was also clever enough to  use a bio and picture of me and my daughter for that extra pull on getting the place :) It worked! He asked for permission first, of course :) I highly recommend Greg. He also worked exceptionally hard for my sister to buy her first home with him six or so years ago - it was a very long short-sale process. She constantly raved about him - his kindness, his experience and his sincere opinion in making sure it was the right place for her. For our visiting father who was potentially interested in buying a home, he showed our family countless homes over a couple weekends and put in several offers; however, my father eventually decided not to buy. After all that work he always puts in, I knew I was eager to start working with Greg when I was ready. *This guy even offered to help with a small chunk of my purchase price when the home was just barely out of reach after countless negotiations - crazy! Thankfully, it didn't come to that and I really would've felt awful taking him up on it, but he's that great of a guy and a real go-getter. Enjoy your time working with him; you'll appreciate it. Happy hunting or selling! ... Jill D

 

As a first time home-buyer I was very unfamiliar to the world of real-estate. Greg Cummings was a pleasure to work with and made my home buying experience easy and a joy. For all of my future home-buying/selling needs I plan on partnering with Greg Cummings. Greg is a very attentive and focused  realtor. He took the time to understand what kind of home I was looking for and did everything within his power to find me the home I desired. Greg is a no-nonsense kind if man; his focus is to find you what YOU are looking for and to make YOU as the client, happy with your purchase. It took Greg about 5 months to find me the home I was looking for. He only showed me properties that were within the parameters that I created and did not waste my time with showings that would not be of interest. Greg was always punctual at every appointment and showing; he was open to my feedback and feelings. Greg impressed me greatly with his real-estate knowledge. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and helping me every step of the way during the home-buying process. Greg was always professional and accessible. He would maintain constant and appropriate communication. I felt very comfortable working with Greg and seeking his advice and input during the search for my perfect home. When we finally found the home I wanted he was a terrific advocate of my needs and during negotiation process he stayed firm and persistent. I will never forget the day Greg gave me the keys to my home, it was such an exciting moment and he was such a big part of this memorable experience. I wholeheartedly refer Greg as a leader in realty. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking, straight forward and dedicated Realtor, Greg is the man for the job. ... Julie M.

 

We truly have enjoyed working with Greg. He helped us with our first house and 6 years later he helped us with our 2nd. Pretty much the most comfortable low pressure friendship feeling all around. I absolutely would recommend him and would never go with another. ... Sierra C.

 

I listed my condo with Greg and he did an excellent job through the entire process. I now live out of state and Greg communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the entire process. Thank you Greg for making the sale of my condo such a breeze. ... Trizzle

 

Greg is intelligent, proactive, genuine and personable. He's just like a normal person but with a real estate license. Dealt with a few realtors in my time and man, they can really be something. Not Greg. He's a professional in every sense of the word. ... Jason K.

 

Greg Cummings was recommended to us by a friend in the business and we knew he would be an awesome realtor who would protect our interests when we inspected a home and voiced concerns about the foundation. Many agents would be dismissive and assure the buyer everything is fine. Instead, Greg  arranged for an engineer to meet us at the property the next day to assess the property. He ensured all our apprehensions and questions were answered to our satisfaction. Greg guided us through the purchase of one home and the sale of another. He truly listens to his clients. Greg’s attention to detail, great expertise, resourcefulness, and professionalism are only surpassed by his integrity, warmth, and friendly demeanor. Greg even took time out of his busy schedule to recommend and meet with contractors for us, which was WAY above and beyond the call of duty! When listing our home, he carefully researched the situation and he was spot-on when calculating the market activity. We received multiple offers the first weekend. Greg paved our way through a complex sale and kept us informed, ensuring our transactions proceeded smoothly. The best way we can thank Greg is to enthusiastically provide this recommendation. You will be astounded by his stellar service!! .... Tim and Deb O

 

The easiest way to describe Greg is he’s a passionate agent that knows the San Diego market and takes the time to ensure each of his clients are getting the attention they deserve. When I first met Greg he didn’t insist on meeting me at properties to begin our search immediately, rather, we meet at  his office to go over what my must have’s and my nice to have’s were for our search. From the information Greg gathered he then began our search for the perfect property for me. It was so nice that every weekend I didn’t feel like I was being drug through a 100 properties to look at that day. Instead, Greg checked out the properties beforehand and would come back to me with either a yes or no for looking at the properties within my criteria. Greg took the time to learn my personality, style and/or whatever else it might need for him to make these decisions about these properties and my likes. I have to say, Greg was very conscious about not wasting my time, which I greatly appreciated.

 

In addition, I also asked Greg to look into foreclosure or short sale properties. Greg is extremely knowledgeable about all type of properties. When it came to either the foreclosure/ short sales Greg was able to clearly advise me on the process we would go through and how the banks were currently reacting / time they would take to complete these processes. Another great note about Greg was he negotiated on my behalf more than I ever expected a realtor to do. He was in the fight to ensure I got EXACTLY what I wanted in all aspects from the start to the very last day. There actually was one slight issue at the end of my purchase after I had already closed on the property with the seller. Greg immediately updated me on what happened and ensured me by the end of the day we would have a solution. I never once had to call him to check on status or even worry. Greg stepped in and made sure my entire transaction was seen as a good transaction that I would always remember when I bought my first home. Finally, I have to say one of the things I love about Greg was he stuck to my budget. He never tried to encourage me to go higher. It was quite the opposite, Greg would always advise me of the target I stated I wanted to stay in. It was quite reassuring to have someone stick to my budget and encourage me to purchase what I could afford. Honestly, I don’t see how there could be a better realtor in San Diego. Greg definitely will make your first time to buy property fun, exciting and a seamless process! That’s why I have advised all of my friends to work with Greg! ... anonymous

 

We are absolutely pleased to highly recommend Greg to anyone looking for a real estate PROfessional. We have now purchased 3 properties with Greg. As real estate brokers/appraisers in Hawaii with 20+ years of experience, we are probably more particular about the agent we want to represent us. We  know that a good broker is more than half the "battle" of purchasing or selling real estate. We wanted an agent with high integrity, in-depth knowledge of the market, plus being easily reachable since we would be working a lot long distance. Most of all, we wanted an agent that other agents respected and wanted to work with, since that is the telltale sign of a good agent. We found Greg while looking for potential properties to purchase for our daughter who was attending USD. My daughter had previewed a couple of properties on her own and the other agents did not take her seriously, nor did she feel comfortable. We flew to San Diego, met up with Greg, and knew from the get-go that we (and our daughter) would be in the best of hands. Sure enough we found a great downtown condo, Greg referred us to a wonderful lender, and then walked my daughter thru the escrow process (inspections, etc). The rest is history. Don't let the easy-going manner fool you...Greg knows the market well and is highly, highly responsive!! He is aggressive but in the most respectful and admirable way...all with a high degree of ethics, which, in the real estate sales world, can be difficult to find. Needless to say, Greg is now, part of our family (like it or not)and there is no one else we would comfortably recommend to our friends and family. Please feel free to contact me (Marian) at (808) 264-4544 if you need further confirmation. ... Marian K.

 

 

I would highly recommend using Greg for any real estate transaction. My son who is attending Law School in San Diego needed a place to live. I decided it might be a good time to invest in a condo since the real estate market had been through a correction. My son found Greg through his web site. My  wife and I made the trip from Florida to California to check things out. Immediately, I was impressed with Greg because of his easy going manner and extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate market. Honestly, Greg made a stressful experience of finding the right home pleasurable and he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable during every step of our purchase. The biggest compliment I can give someone like Greg is letting him know that I would recommend him to family and friends, and without any uncertainty I would use him again to buy or sell in the San Diego area. He is now a friend of my family. ... Robert Mellman MD