"It Takes a Family"


DSC_0384“Larry and I are so grateful to Scott and Kerry for their exceptional handling of the sale of our Fairbanks Ranch home and the purchase of our new home in The Crosby. They expertly staged and marketed our home to sell quickly and they consistently went above and beyond to make things convenient for us. Their knowledge, experience, and expertise in real estate are extraordinary. They were always available to help me and provide me with resources for any service or need that occurred. Their guidance was invaluable and their patience and understanding was so appreciated. We love our new home and we are so thankful that we had such a terrific team on our side to make it happen. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Scott and Kerry.”
~ Larry and Marie Sweeney from Fairbanks Ranch – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

helen woodward“Helen Woodward Animal Center worked with Kerry Appleby Payne and Scott Appleby on the sale of a large and donated 9 acre horse property in Rancho Santa Fe and we were extremely pleased not only with their dedication and customer service, but with their commitment to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center get the best deal possible for the organization. They worked tirelessly to learn all they could about the property itself and the various options available to potential buyers for remodeling and construction on the property, as well as casting a wide net over their contacts in the community and beyond to get many people looking at the property in a fairly short amount of time. The final offer that the Center accepted worked well for all parties involved and was facilitated with ease by Kerry and Scott. They made the entire process as painless as possible for the team here at Helen Woodward Animal Center and I would highly recommend Kerry and Scott to anyone needing to buy or sell real estate in Rancho Santa Fe.”
~ Renee Resko (Helen Woodward Animal Center) located in Rancho Santa Fe, California

guerra-testimonialKerry & Scott were fantastic in their endeavor to sell our house and at a price we wanted. Due to our travel schedule, we were difficult to work with, but they transcended those difficulties. In fact the house was put on the market while we were out of the country and were told that the initial showings went very well with the Realtor community. Lo & behold, we then had offers. One of those offers we chose to counter. That buyer became the new owners of our house.

Due to the experience and tenacity of both Kerry & Scott, they made the sale happen. They had to contend with first time buyers who never owned a home before & their Realtor who was out of area. With their ingenuity the issues and problems encountered were readily resolved by this experienced brother & sister team.

They first assisted with an interior decorator as we had lived in the house for over 15 years & in the process accumulated much furniture & other objects that were dear to us. They & their decorator suggested removal of those items that would hinder from potential buyers from remembering the house & not the objects within it. That alone was well worth their earning their fee. Additionally, Due to the nature of our former house, we had a great many exterior doors, five fireplaces, a music system, an alarm system, 7 bedrooms, & a separate guest house. For each showing they arrived early, staged the house with its custom lighting, had the fireplaces glowing, etc. Through their efforts and attention to detail is why we know our house was so well received and sold in short order at the price we wanted.

~ Carolyn & Bill Guerra from Fairbanks Ranch – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

testimonial for appleby real estateWhen my wife’s parents, Bernard & Virginia Frogel, decided to sell the family property in La Jolla, they asked me to find the best realtor for the job. We interviewed five different groups and Kerry & Scott were hands down the best from start to finish. Their positive attitude, commitment to marketing and follow up to the final details of the escrow resulted in the best price and terms that any of the other four groups thought possible! Being a real estate broker myself, I don’t take their responsibilities lightly and highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell property in the La Jolla or adjacent areas. ~ Clint Lukins from Los Angeles, California

Kerry and Scott have all the attributes needed to be successful real estate agents. We were especially impressed by their professionalism, marketing skills and follow through to get the job done. We highly recommend the Applebys and would use them again for our real estate transactions. ~ Bernard & Virginia Frogel from La Jolla, California

fairbanks ranch client testimonialI just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, Kerry and Scott, for all your help from 2010 to 2012. As we all know, 2010 was not the best year in real estate, but with your guidance, knowledge and superior relationship network we were able to sell two houses without the expense and time delays associated with the traditional marketing techniques common in the industry today….amazingly, you brought us offers before marketing through the MLS. Your focus on putting the energy into truly solid approaches and clients that were really in a position to buy our homes and then working that connection and managing our expectations allowed fast and successful conclusions in both sales.

Any success in today’s world takes a team and the way Kerry and Scott worked together while blending us and our style into this team effort was truly remarkable. I truly believe that we would have never been able to sell both houses at top market prices without that great teamwork. Your advice on both the buy and sell side of four properties was solid and considerate and allowed us to see our way to make important decisions that in the end brought about very successful sales in a market where our neighbors properties were not moving, even at prices well below what our’s sold for on a cost per square foot basis.

So, thank you once again and please feel free to use us as a reference for any potential client, given all the homes we have bought and sold through the years, and the many agents we have dealt with in the past, we feel very comfortable recommending the two of you as two of the best we have ever dealt with.

~ Jodie and Rich Wankmuller from Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

la jolla client testimonialFor 20 years Mary, Kerry and Scott Appleby have handled our family’s real estate needs – helping with both buying and selling properties in La Jolla. All of our transactions were done with exceptional expertise, putting our interests first. They are extremely knowledgeable about the San Diego area and always had the answers to all our questions.

“Team Appleby” has also been a big booster of our favorite cause, “Ark Antiques for Animal Charities”, both contributing financially as animal lovers and by referrals. Ark Antiques is a consignment Antique store in La Jolla that benefits local animal charities. The Applebys have suggested to their clients that they come to The Ark and buy things for their new homes or to sell items that can’t be worked into their new home’s decor. We would highly recommend the Applebys for all real estate needs because we know they share the same values that we respect.

~ Elizabeth and Ron Davidson
Betsy Hillyer from La Jolla, California

rancho santa fe clients testimonialMy husband and I had absolutely the best experience having Kerry and Scott represent us in purchasing our new home. They spent much time showing us different properties accommodating my husbands busy schedule and my toddlers nap schedule and were the most supportive all throughout the process. They were extremely diligent, persistent and easily accessible in answering all calls and providing updates throughout the process daily. They are extremely hard working and work honestly in their clients best interest and I would highly recommend them. I’m sure anyone who has been represented by them would feel the same. Thank you very much Scott and Kerry for doing all that you did for us in allowing us to have our dream home.

~ Del and Alex Ataii from Rancho Santa Fe

rancho santa fe client testimonialWhen I decided to sell my Fairbanks Ranch property, I never thought twice about whom to call…Kerry and Scott, of course ! The physical task of selling one’s home is not only emotional, but can also be quite challenging with constant showings, negotiations, inspections, repairs and not to mention the daunting task of moving after 20 years!

Their professional photographer took beautiful photos for the brochures and virtual tours, plus, I greatly appreciated the widespread San Diego advertising in Dream Homes magazine, San Diego magazine, La Jolla Light, Rancho Santa Fe Review, Masterpiece Homes, Fine Living, etc.

With Kerry and Scott’s constant support, caring and endless list of subcontractors and people to help me make the transition, I will forever be grateful. The farewell luncheon that they gave for me before my departure to Oklahome was most touching. Kerry and Scott are dedicated to their real estate career, while at the same time they are developing relationships for a lifetime with their clients.

~ Rosemary Scalpone from Rancho Santa Fe, California

la jolla real estate client testimonialScott Appleby and Kerry Appleby Payne have been remarkable real estate agents. We have bought and sold six homes over the years and our transaction with them has been the smoothest one yet.

To begin with, they helped us spruce up our home with a decorator/stager that used our own things, made a few changes in furniture arrangement, added a few colorful items, some beautiful plants and created an inviting atmosphere. All this was done at very little cost to us.

Scott and Kerry also vowed to be at every showing to make sure the lights were turned on and off, and so that they could provide valuable feedback about the showings. Both of them made us feel like our privacy and time were extremely important and did their best to insure that showings were at a convenient time for us and that we had adequate notice to prepare for them.

They were truly our advocates during the entire real estate process. We definitely feel they had our best interests at heart. They showed warmth and compassion during this stressful period in our lives and were consistently professional and committed to providing the best service possible. They even helped us find temporary housing in the area when something else feel through at the last minute. This helped to alleviate a significant amount of stress for us. They also provided a wonderful handyman to handle the repair items that needed to be addressed prior to the closing date.

We would highly recommend Scott and Kerry to handle real estate transactions to our friends and family. They truly live up to their motto of “a family tradition of success and service”!

~ Melissa and Michael Calvelli from La Jolla, California

real estate testimonial for appleby teamYour knowledge and patience really helped our family’s dreams come true. The purchase of our beautiful Rancho Santa Fe home was full of curve balls as it was a Short Sale. You are true professionals and were readily available at all times. Your experience and perseverance kept our minds at ease, especially since you were representing both sides of the transaction. Everything you predicted came true…it was a “win win” for both the sellers and the buyers.

You went above and beyond making everything possible by coordinating many outside consultants, appraisers, contractors and worked with the past owners to make it all happen. We HIGHLY recommend you to anyone looking for the “BEST in the BUSINESS” to purchase their dream home!

~ Shannon and Ron Johnson from Rancho Santa Fe

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