"It Takes a Family"


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

testimonial for appleby family real estateI used Scott and Kerry, “Team Appleby”, for both selling my home and purchasing another. They helped me get top dollar for the property in a depressed market. They did a terrific job marketing the old home and were very good negotiators when offers came in. They were most professional and always on site for the showings, which made me feel comfortable leaving my home and dog in their care. The results of their hard work made me a very satisfied customer.

When it came time to find another home, I worked with them again and truly appreciated their valuable insight in the home selection process. They have a thorough understanding of the process and procedures and how to negotiate. Scott and Kerry were very responsive at returning calls, answering my questions and following through during both transactions.

~ Janet Reed from Del Mar, California

220 Coast Blvd Ocean ViewsOver the last 20 years we have bought and sold several homes in La Jolla through Mary, Kerry and Scott Appleby. In each transaction, our interests were their primary concern. When we listed our homes with them, we realized the best possible price. When we bought homes from then, they found us the perfect place, clearly understanding exactly what we wanted. Their knowledge of the local real estate market is truly outstanding and the Appleby family has lived in San Diego since 1971.

Selling in a depressed market could have been a daunting experience. But our sale during the Fall of 2008 went smoothly and met our goals. Scott or Kerry were present for every showing and, therefore, they were able to judge the interest level of prospective buyers. By being personally involved at each showing, they were able to get great feed back and ultimately brought us multiple offers.

Team Appleby/Payne has earned our business and we have been the beneficiary of their expertise, professionalism and hard work. We are confident that you will have the same positive experience using them for your real estate needs.

~ Margaret and Paul Herbert from La Jolla, California

client recommends team applebyScott Appleby and Kerry Appleby Payne made selling my final home a most pleasurable and highly successful transaction. Knowing their mother, Mary, for over 25 years, I had faith that hiring “Team Appleby” would be a wise decision. Kerry and Scott’s marketing and negotiating skills are excellent and we wound up with a multiple offer situation, resulting in my home selling for top dollar.

When it came time to consign, donate or gift furniture and valuables, they made the arrangements with “Ark Antiques” of La Jolla to visit my home to discuss various items and to later pick up those for consignment. Since the sale of my home, I have referred two neighbors and three of my Rancho Santa Fe friends to sell their homes with “Team Appleby”.

Kerry and Scott worked far beyond my expectations!

~ Jane and Jim Stockwell from Rancho Santa Fe, California

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