We chose the Davidson Group to sell our house on Lake San Marcos, because they offered to make the process simple. They did an excellent job prepping the property for sale. They staged it beautifully, and we sold the house for more than we expected. It was owned by two separate trusts, with us owners living out of town. We chose the Davidsons because they handled everything for us, from cleaning and prepping the house, to staging and promoting it. In the end we received more money than we expected.
Dr. Sky Chaney
“Ben Humbert just completed the sale of our rental property at 1945 San Pablo Drive in San Marcos. To say he did a phenomenal job representing the Davidson Group and us would be an understatement.
We have bought over a dozen homes from Florida to California due to having created over a dozen new AM and FM radio stations, moving to each area to operate and manage those stations. So we’ve met and worked with a lot of Realtors, But Ben takes the cake for being the best and most likeable we’ve ever worked with. He promoted the daylights out of our rental home through the Davidson group. Ben personally held open houses just about every weekend, often on two different days. He reported to us everything that was going on and everything that he was doing, which was a lot. Ben cleaned up the yard, planted flowers and kept the house sparkling. He fixed things himself when they weren’t working properly. We went to Ticor Title for the closing and the girls there couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful Ben and the Davidson Group were. We second the motion.
If you ever want a home to be really sold, get Ben. We could not recommend him more highly.
Janice did a tremendous job in staging the property. It almost made us want to move in.
Doug and Janice, I’ll be recommending Ben and The Davidson Group to many. Thank you for the great job you all did!”
Jerry and Cathy Collins
“Every area has good realtors and in San Marcos – especially Lake San Marcos – that exceptional one is The Davidson Group Realty. Doug and his team have been working the Lake San Marcos area for many years to become established and remain at the top of their field. Doug demands only the best from himself and his team. His knowledge of the lake area is invaluable - being able to represent all that is available and desirable about living here.
A few years back Doug sold our house on San Pablo Drive very quickly and we learned what to expect from his team. They kept us in the loop as to what was being done and walking us through what we needed to do. When we decided it was time for us to return to Texas, we called Doug. Even though we already knew what to expect, he took the time to walk us through all that he and his team would do to make the sale go as smoothly as possible. Before the house was listed, his team had a couple of buyers that were interested. While in Texas, signing papers on our new house, they held Open House. Later that day Doug called to tell us that he had an offer on the house which we immediately accepted.
What a whirlwind it has been. Doug has been very patient to keep us informed through each step of paper signings, inspections, appraisals, and repairs that needed to be done. He even provided resources to get the work done. I could go on forever. Doug is more than a Realtor – he becomes a friend. We highly recommend The Davidson Group Realty.”
Rick and Jan Russ
“We can’t speak highly enough in our praise for all the Davidson’s have done in helping our move from our San Pablo home to the Chateau a welcome experience. They lined up personnel to install new flooring, fireplace, plumbing, etc…, plus they helped in purchase of needed items to make the Chateau a home.
Their experience in ‘staging’ our home on San Pablo for sale was a masterpiece. We had a sectional, etc… that needed moving to make the house more spacious, & they had their own sofas, chairs, etc.. to accomplish the spaciousness needed.
We are appreciative of all the Davidson Group accomplished in all aspects of both purchase and sale.”
Bruce & Marlene Baumann
“I have been very impressed with The Davidson Group Realty in helping me, as the buyer, get through the loan process in purchasing a new home. Tyler and Ben were quick to respond to my emails with information and provided wonderful referrals to a title company, a home inspector and a lender who came in and saved the day when my own bank couldn’t get the job done. I am so happy with their professionalism that I have enlisted their services to sell another property of mine in San Marcos.”
“The Davidson Group Realty and it's team and have been an invaluable resource to use while managing the rental of our lake front property in Lake San Marcos for past 3 years. When we decided to sell and they provided us with staging suggestions to make the property more appealing to potential buyers, establish a listing price that had the home sold in just over a month and sold for more than we'd anticipated. The Davidson Group Realty and team of consultants were very professional, incredibly easy to work with, maintained focus on the goals, and resolved potential issues or conflicts. Their team managed to overcome numerous issues that arose during the 30 day escrow and all while keeping the process moving in a positive direction. We would, and in fact have, recommended The Davidson Group Realty to anyone in need of outstanding team of Realtors and consultants.”
David and Sandra Stricker
“I close friend of mine Addie referred me to The Davison Group Realty and I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by Doug! Doug always puts what is best for the client first and he goes above and beyond what a realtor would normally do. He's a man of great integrity. His experience and knowledge are evident. I've been involved in many real estate transactions but never worked with such an outstanding and qualified representative. Behind Doug is a wide bench of well-qualified and knowledgeable staff.
I've sold other properties on my own but this sale required an expert with Doug's particular experience and treatment. Doug brought in a team of people he knows and can count on to do an excellent job quickly to paint, carpet and install flooring and repairs. The Davidson Group stages the property and ensures it shows the best. The entire process from beginning to end was handled perfectly.”
Robin Newbold - The Chateau
“My brother Mark referred me to Doug Davidson at The Davidson Group Realty as he said you guys were awesome. Doug was always spot on in returning my calls and text messages. Doug suggested spot on contractors to complete the work on my new home, good folks! Doug was very patient with me thru the whole process as I can get emotional.
I could not be more please with the service I received from The Davidson Group Realty. I have moved 7 times over the past 25 years. The Davidson Group was by far the best! They go out of their way to make the buying process the best it can be.
I give The Davidson Group Realty my highest recommendation!”
Ed Sticktanz - Las Nubes
“Above and beyond are the words that come to mind when we think about our experience working with Ben Humbert and the Davidson Realty Team. They worked with us for over a year to find a house that checked off our most important 'wish list' needs. They kept us updated throughout multiple steps involved with purchasing and financing our new house. Their helpful suggestions and sharing of their many years of experience truly eased what can be a high stress situation into something that felt manageable. Last but certainly not least, Ben arranged for expert craftsmen to work on updates throughout the house. He kept us updated with calls, texts and videos as the work progressed due to the fact we did not move into the house for 30 days post-purchase. When we did arrive, Ben had watered outdoor plants and worked hard to make the house shine to welcome us. We would highly recommend relying on Ben Humbert and The Davidson Realty Team to assist you in the purchase a new house.”
Mark Leonard and Lynn Connell
“Doug's familiarity with the community was invaluable! He found a great option for a possible rental and provided insight on various nuances in the HOA's within Lake San Marcos. Doug walks the talk and lives where he works which gave me a lot of comfort with my investment. Doug's familiarity with the community and available inventory, perspective, and assistance negotiating paperwork where just a few of the benefits Doug offered during the transaction.”
“We met Doug while driving around Lake San Marcos and saw a home for sale by The Davidson Group Realty. I appreciated that Doug was willing to meet us at the house multiple times before we had decided to purchase it. Also, once we decided to purchase we decided to order a new fridge. While at the appliance store we realized we didn't have the exact dimensions. Doug drove over to the house and texted us the measurements. Doug had amazing knowledge of the neighborhood we wanted to live in, while also handling all open houses and inspections.
We felt we could trust Doug to handle the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. I would recommend Doug to represent anyone of my family or friends. I thought your team did a fantastic job!”
Nathan & Sonja Hershkowitz
"I am writing this letter in recommendation for Doug Davidson and The Davidson Group Realty. I had the privilege of working very closely with Doug on two separate real estate transactions in the past year. Both of these transactions involved the sale of real property in San Diego County.
The real estate services which were provided to me and my client by Doug in the sale of these properties were excellent. From the very start until the conclusion of both sales, Doug was the most responsive, efficient, professional and effective real estate broker that I have ever used in my 35 years as an attorney. Doug promptly returned every telephone call, gave me advance notice of anything that was going on with the properties, selected an excellent escrow officer and assisted in every way to successfully conclude both of these sales while receiving the highest possible price.
One of the properties Doug sold for more than $50,000 above the probate referee's appraised value. Doug and his family personally went through each one of the homes to determine what work needed to be done. They obtained competitive bids, selected high quality workman to do the needed repairs and renovations, as well as supervising the workers until conclusion of the project. They are a full service real estate office.
I cannot say enough good things about Doug. He is the finest real estate broker with whom I have ever worked. I highly recommend Doug and The Davidson Group Realty to handle any real estate transaction. Doug is a gentlemen and a true professional. You are welcome to contact me if you desire further conversation.”
Burkley & Brandlin LLP
"I recently had responsibility for selling my late mother’s home that was in a family trust. I live 500 miles away from the property and thus was dependent on a lot of support and guidance. I could not have been any more fortunate than to have had Doug Davidson represent me in this sale.
Doug Davidson is a true professional who provides outstanding value to his client. He has comprehensive knowledge of the local real estate market. He knows the realistic values and costs for the financial situations that arise during the selling/purchase process. He knows the appropriate terms and conditions to incorporate into contracts and documents required during the sales process. He has intimate knowledge of the state and local municipality regulations governing the sales process, and the California Association of Realtors guidelines that ultimately help all parties in the real estate transaction. Doug has relationships with a range of proven contractor resources to employ for inspections and any required remedial work. He connected me with people to conduct an estate sale of the house contents and to dispose of the leftover items.
Doug’s knowledge makes him a top choice as one’s agent but what makes him truly stand out are his interpersonal skills. Doug is professional in all ways. He is personable, ethical, attentive to detail, prompt, responsive and efficient. He always did what he said he would do and when he said he would do it. He was tireless throughout the process. He goes the extra step, e.g., he attended every inspection and personally spoke with the inspectors to clarify the details of their findings to insure that every issue was reported in a manner accurately reflecting its true relevance and seriousness. He is patient. He always had time to discuss my questions and concerns. He is even-keeled, always calm regardless of the situation. He was respectful to me and the buyers. He is clever and skillful. He eliminated obstacles and speed bumps throughout the process in a calm and confident manner. Doug always exudes a positive attitude. His written and verbal communication is clear, concise and timely.
The bottom line for me is that Doug is effective and he did everything right. I had no issues with Doug throughout the entire process. He made the whole process fun. I highly recommend Doug without reservation."
Steve Hatch, Walnut Creek, CA
"If moving isn't stressful enough the selling of a home can be even more overwhelming. I made decision to contact Doug at The Davidson Group Realty as I knew they would do the best job and they proved it throughout the entire process. I never had to worry about the way the sale was being handled and Doug and the team ROCK! (as the kids would say). From the staging and improvements to curbside appeal there is nothing they could've done better. I would definitely recommend and use The Davidson Group Realty for any purchase or sale of a home."
Edith Lawrence, Lake San Marcos, CA
"Tom was very professional, courteous, and on top of all of our concerns going beyond our expectations. We are new to the area and were able to purchase the house sight unseen relying on them. Tom handled each step of the purchase smoothly without our presence. We would choose The Davidson Group Realty again without hesitation -- these have been the best Realtors we have ever worked with and will definitely be spreading the word to our friends."
Roy and Inge Adams, Oceanside, CA
"As an active duty Navy family, we have moved numerous times. Never before have we felt so safe and supported as we did after one call to The Davidson Group Realty. We were still in Maine when we first contacted Janice Davidson. I made a cursory, solo flight to San Diego to shop for our new home. Doug and Janice met me at my hotel armed and ready with listings, maps, clip boards, juice, and even a cooler full of healthy snacks. Everything a house shopper new to the area with a limited amount of time would need to start their search. We did find our new home and their care and concern did not end there. The Davidson Group Realty was always, "by my side", even as I returned to Maine to start our move across the country.
Unfortunately, we were soon transferred again. So with me already in Virginia, all it took was one phone call to The Davidson Group Realty to set them into action. They staged my home, took care of all repairs and planned a catered open house - selling it in just 4 days! Imagine that! Once again, they provided us with unparalleled care and customer service.
I am still amazed with the superior care, attention to details and outstanding abilities of their entire team. I simple cannot say enough wonderful things or use enough superlatives. The only thought that comes to mind is that I wish I could take them with us every time we move.
There is no comparison to The Davidson Group Realty. They are the gold standard of REALTORs and embody all that is needed when selling your house or finding you a new home."
Stephanie and Michael Griffus, Chula Vista, CA
"If you are looking for a Realtor to handle every aspect of your home sale in the most efficient and totally professional way possible, this is the company to choose. From the very first meeting with Doug and Tyler Davidson I had the feeling that I was in good hands. Within days a few deft touches transformed the exterior and interior of the home, and it was quickly marketed on their website. An open house several days later produced 5 offers, and a subsequent sale that week.
What underscores their professionalism is a caring attitude along with prompt attention to any potential problems. Because more than once they went far beyond my expectations, I would not hesitate to recommend their company in the future."
“I am a Realtor and have been in sales for thirty years. My home is in the desert, but wanted a more comfortable climate for my aging parents and happily discovered the Lake San Marcos area. There was no doubt in my mind that this perfect climate would be a godsend after the hot summers of Palm Springs.
I called on a couple of properties, but got no answer until I reached Doug Davidson. He not only returned my call, but met me shortly there after to show me some properties. I guess you have to be in sales to recognise a good salesman, and Doug was on the spot and ready to help. He was knowledgeable, friendly, to the point, and I immediately had a trust for the information that he gave me.
We fortunately settled on a property and, since I was in a hurry, he had us closed and comfortable in no time at all. Prior to our move-in he orchestrated some minor improvements... and was there until 2:00AM the day (night?!) of our move in, painting the property. Totally unbelievable!
I certainly appreciated the smooth transaction. Since this first transaction Doug has been involved in others with me and now manages some of our rental properties. Even the rentals were smooth... I don't think any of the properties have been vacant for more than a week. One property is on the market now for sale. Doug and The Davidson Group handled the remodel of the former rental property, got it painted, put in new floors and carpet, changed some light fixtures, power sprayed the exterior, and even planted flowers and cleaned up the landscape! How can anyone ask for more? Well, how about staging the property! Just another of their MANY abilities.
Everything is done above and beyond the call of duty. Simply put, you will not be better served in the Lake San Marcos area using ANYONE other than The Davidson Group Realty... Period!
Real estate is usually the largest purchase that a consumer makes. The experience should be enjoyable, and the purchase made with no information left under the table. I can not think of a better group to be involved with than the Davidson Group Realty. There is no agency that does more for their client, especially behind the scenes! It all starts at the beginning, by answering the telephone and being there to help you. Amazingly, that simple function is frequently not carried out by the competition. As I said earlier, it takes a salesman to recognise a talented group; and in my thirty years I have never seen a group work harder at representing their clients than The Davidson Group Realty."
Bill Vaccaro, Lake San Marcos, CA
"Tyler Davidson and Doug Davidson were the finest REALTORS that my wife and I have ever worked with. We had a couple unexpected hurdles in our transaction and they handled them with confidence and professionalism. They were on top of every detail and we never had to worry about anything. They were in constant communication with us without fail. You really get the feeling of being in good hands. I am proud to now call them friends as well as my REALTORS."
Craig Schwartz, Lake San Marcos, CA
"I have sold several properties in the Dana Point area in the past 10 years and The Davidson Group is the most efficient real estate company I have ever used. They renovated and sold my property in San Marcos, CA.
No real estate company was as efficient as The Davidson Group, and becuase I reside 3,000 miles away on the island of Kauai, communication to conduct business issues can be difficult.
The Davidson Group covered all issues and then some! A very personable company that tended to EVERY aspect of our agreement and MORE. Doug's personal renovation input along with furniture staging sold our property quickly.
We HIGHLY recommend them to any party in need of an excellent real estate company to buy or sell property.”
Sue and Steve Tappan, Princeville, Hawaii
“When my brother passed away very suddenly, and at a young age, my world was turned upside down. I was lost and had to deal with a whole host of issues while living in another state from where my brother did. In this process, I was introduced to Doug and Tyler Davidson through our probate attorney. I was initially impressed by the fact that they were a father and son team and that their company was family owned and operated. Additionally, I needed help in preparing the house and getting things upgraded so that it could be sold for the best price. The connections The Davidson Group had with local, quality contractors were priceless to me since I don’t live in California.
The Contractors Doug recommended were amazing! Not only did they do fantastic work, but they went above and beyond their duties to help move furniture, do minor repairs, etc. All without adding any cost. Once the repairs were done, Doug, Tyler and Janice did an amazing job of cleaning up the outside of the house and staging it beautifully. Their additional connections with military families gave my father and me a great peace of mind in knowing that my brother’s legacy of kindness would live on through the donations of his furniture and household items to those families in need who have given so much to allow us to live in freedom.
The house sold quickly, but Doug and Tyler were still on the job as I was not able to stay in California to complete the sale. They made sure all issues were taken care of after the inspection and then completed the final clearing out of the garage and cleaning for me. They were always very responsive, professional, compassionate, and trustworthy which gave me great peace knowing that things would be handles appropriately. I cannot speak highly enough of them and their invaluable assistance through what has clearly been the most painful period of my life.”
Carmen Nelson, Westminster, CO
“Doug, thank you for your help finding renters for our home at 4430 Springtime Drive. We really appreciate how honest, friendly, & professional you were with both parties. Our renters had great things to say about you too! Thanks again for all your help.”
Edith Guerrero, Vista, CA