Testimonials

sharon spinney
sharon spinney
18:41 10 Dec 21
Before finding Jim and Danielle, listing our property as out-of-state owners was a frustrating experience. Giving up on another agency, we began again by looking at listings similar to our 24-acre ranch parcel - that's how we found Jim and Danielle. Their listings were especially good at helping buyers "see" special features and highlights of rural properties. It was a relief to meet and walk our property with them and hear appreciation instead of the usual "talking down expectations" and skimming over special features. Rather than looking for a quick sale, They studied our place and represented it from a thorough understanding. They know the area how to find a good buyer and called frequently to provide updates from showings. Both are kind, conscientious thorough and patient. We really appreciate all the hard work they put into selling our property. They are an excellent team and we cannot say enough good things about them!
Terri Broat
Terri Broat
18:41 28 Nov 21
Meriah Druliner and Donn Bree listed and sold a property for us in Julian, CA. We have bought and sold at least a dozen properties and can say, without reservation, that Meriah and Donn are among the best realtors we have worked with. Meriah made it easy to stay in touch throughout the process and had a strategic perspective on getting the property sold for the best price. Beyond their exceptional professionalism, both of these brokers went above and beyond to help us handle this transaction and were a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for best-in-the-business and truly good people to help you buy or sell a property, you've just found them.
Petra Schoning
Petra Schoning
18:47 23 Jul 21
Meriah, Donn and Kent made the whole journey of selling our property so easy and enjoyable. They were all so professional, likeable and trustworthy! We appreciated all of them so much... And they are the first and only people we'd reach out to in the future if we decide to sell our other property.
Catherine Rivier
Catherine Rivier
23:06 20 Jul 21
Outstanding service. Meriah Druliner was always prompt to respond to my messages, she always had valuable and helpful suggestions, she was quite knowledgeable as well as very professional. I only had the most rewarding interactions with her.
bryan hallmark
bryan hallmark
19:45 27 May 21
The Red Hawk team were great to work with in selling our home and ranch. They worked with us like a team: receptive to suggestions, providing great advice, and always responsive. The Red Hawk team made the marketing, sale, escrow and close go so smoothly. I 100% recommend using Red Hawk for real estate needs - especially if you are buying or selling rural and/or unique properties.
Whitney Voelker
Whitney Voelker
20:52 19 Apr 21
Loved working with this realty company, very professional and responsive. Whenever I needed anything Donn and Meriah were on it. Very honest and great people! Thanks for everything guys!
sandro giac
sandro giac
14:51 19 Apr 21
Kent is an excellent real estate agent, thanks for help us out!
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Starlene was an absolutely amazing property manager! Not only did she have a solution of all of our problems, but she went above and beyond to help us out, even going as far as taking time from our vacation to tend to our needs. She is one of the friendliest people I have ever met and it was certainly a pleasure getting to be one of her tenants, 5 Stars for Star!”

-Jake Cater

I would like the Red Hawk Realty group to acknowledge our gratitude in working with Jim and your entire team throughout this transaction. We found Jim to be knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt with his responses to our many questions. Also, as an agency, it was impressive to see how all of you work together for the sole purpose of making this sale stress free for both the seller, and ourselves as buyer and buyer’s agent. We wish you all a prosperous 2019 and will be sure to refer to Jim to anyone needing a great real estate agent.
Cheers!”

– Joel and Diane Proctor

Vacant Land, Olvera Road, Spring Valley

Throughout one’s life, I believe you only get to meet a handful of people who sincerely go above and beyond their expectations. For my experience having Star represent me, I can honestly say she is one of those people. My story in order to sell my house is long, complicated and filled with nuance. In short, it involved legal matters, international affairs, consulates, embassies and a worldwide pandemic to further delay and complicate things. Other realtors we initially talked to said it couldn’t be done and “we wish you and your family luck with trying to sell.” And then we met Star. From the moment we disclosed all of the hindrances and barriers to her, my wife and I knew that Star was going to make this happen. Star did not persuade us she could make it happen with manufactured bravado or used car salesman half-truths. I knew we would be properly represented when Star attentively listened to our concerns and responded to some of our questions with “I dont know but I will find out the answer and see if that solution is the best approach for your family.” It was refreshing to have someone reply with genuine honesty. Star’s communication and professionalism throughout the process continued to add confidence that the finish line stayed in sight. The number of moving pieces and variables in our situation was vast. We had peace of mind because Star ensured we had continuous updates and educated my wife and I on details when we needed to make a fork in the road decision. With all the obstacles that were in our way, Star was able to successfully get our house sold. I am truly grateful we had Star by our side during the whole time as our lighthouse in the storm of barriers.
I cannot recommend enough to have Star represent you in buying or selling a home. I hope my story helps you consider a phone call or meeting with her.
Thank you,
-Justin Thomas

Meriah,
Thank you so much for all you’ve done to make this happen. Your and Donn’s advice and expertise has been invaluable.
Sincerely, “

– Sharon Carey

82 acres Vacant Land, Ramona CA

Negotiated sale well above asking price; excellent response to questions and issues, sound advice throughout. We highly recommend Kent Dover.”

– Neil & Jill James

Seller of Vacant Land in Ramona, CA

Dear Diane,

I’d like to thank you for going beyond the call of duty with the selling of my dad’s 40 acres…..I really commend you for your integrity, honesty, and hard work…..Thank you so much for all that you did for our parents!

Sincerely,”

– Chris

40 Acre Ramona Vacant Land Parcel

Meriah and Donn

Thank you for your representation. We have been involved with dozens of real estate transactions over the years and this one was certainly one of the easiest. Glad for all of us that this went so smoothly.

Best regards”

– Oliver

Four years after buying a property from Donn in Julian he sold it for me, just in time for my relocation to Oregon. Before moving to Julian I had never dealt with wells or septic systems. Donn helped tremendously with infrastructure concerns, he is extremely knowledgeable, what a terrific resource. Selling my place wasn’t easy because the house needed a lot of work. Donn and Meriah Druliner found the right buyer and negotiated excellent terms. Most realtors wouldn’t have been able to put the deal together. Donn’s entire team is very professional and organized. Meriah handled most of the showings and she did a fantastic job. Thank you Donn and team!”

– Chris O., Sold a home in 2016 in Pine Hills, Julian, CA

Exceptional is the main word I would use to describe Donn and his staff. Having him on your side is like having your own real estate company. It definitely feels like that. He is extremely helpful and communicative for homes, commercial or raw land. Donn helped us close a raw land deal, And the home mentioned in this review. Both were somewhat complicated but his knowledge and excellent skills wrapped up the deal fairly smoothly. Donn has knowledge far beyond the typical very good real estate agent. He knows homes, buildings, construction methods, repair procedures, raw land, geography, biology and more. He helped us see potentials and pitfalls we would have missed. He is honest and very hard working. The extra effort he puts into every part of a transaction is surprising, but that is how he is. I am in retail and the service industries and Donn ranks at the very top. I promise that if you have him help you buy or sell you will not be disappointed.”

Leo Hamel, Owner of Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers®

My husband and I always wanted our own dream property in the back country and Angela made it all possible! Angela grew up in Warner Springs and has a deep knowledge of the history, landscape, and housing market in San Diego County’s back country. When we found the property that was totally perfect for us, Angela helped guide us through all the hoops and jumps of buying our house. Angela is more than just a real estate agent – she is now our neighbor, friend, mentor and community leader we look up to.”

– Happy Red Hawk Realty Client

Warner Springs CA

To anyone buying or selling in the backcountry,

As a matter of introduction I am a Realtor “in the city” in Los Angeles County. I had the good fortune of meeting Donn Bree, Meriah Druliner, and Red Hawk Realty team while purchasing (and selling) property in the Santa Ysabel area. A word of advice; when purchasing in any rural area use a knowledgeable agent! Even though I have 30+ years of experience selling real estate in high volume I chose to have Donn, Meriah, and team represent me. Not only do I feel it critical to have someone with knowledge representing you and advising you but the icing on the cake with Donn and team are that they are honest, reliable, and they fully protected my interests! I spoke with many an agent in the area first, (and I know about agents), and I can absolutely tell you with confidence that nobody I met had more market knowledge than Donn, and he has trained his team well. They are to be commended. Their level of communication and concern were outstanding. The way they practice real estate is truly professional and valuable. Frankly, in my opinion, you would do yourself a disservice if you didn’t hire Donn, Meriah and Red Hawk Realty team to represent you. Five Plus stars for sure!”

-Mark Cofer  (BRE#00914322)

The Mark and Al Team

Century 21 Masters (BRE#01247521)

Believe me, you will be very pleased and well taken care of it you choose Gina and Maya to assist you in buying a home.  I’m very happy with my deal and the work they put in to help me.  I believe in their commitment to their client and would recommend them highly to anyone wanting to buy or sell here in the 92086 area which is a great place to live. So I’d say look no further and call their number.  You’ll be glad you did.”

Kudos to our Dynamic Duo Gina and Maya

– Clyde Atkinson

Donn Bree is more than a typical Real Estate Agent. I learned this very quickly observing his discovery/research process on any piece of real estate he is intending on listing. He is thorough, observant, will go the extra mile because he can. His real estate knowledge is intellectually “above average” to the level of being able to communicate with real estate attorneys at the same level of expertise and yet still be able to speak to his clients in lay terms so they fully understand what can be a complicated process of buying and selling vacant land or ranches. My best description of him is “extremely dedicated”.

If you want superb representation then Donn Bree is your man! His team is your team. Highly recommend Donn Bree and colleague Traci Spiekerman. Outstanding. People you can trust to get the job done!”

– Melinda LeCompte

Thank you so much for everything you have done in helping Jerry and I finding our piece of property! [Donn and Meriah] went above and beyond in so many ways. Being so accessible and always responding to our many questions. You hung in there and we appreciated all your hard work.”

– Jerry and Marci  (Valley Center Vacant Lot)

Thank you!!!  We are thrilled and anxious to begin this next chapter. We enjoyed working with all of you throughout this process. Thank you for your great attitudes, professionalism and efforts to make it as easy as possible . Have a wonderful weekend and we wish you all a busy and prosperous 2017!”

– Merritt and John

I would like to thank Gina and Maya for their professional and efficient work selling my home. Throughout the process, each time the unexpected occurred, they were both very prompt, responsive, and creative in finding solutions. Both Gina and Maya are professional, pleasant, and diplomatic, assuring the greatest chance of maximizing the potential a real estate transaction.”

– Gary Kent, Los Tules Community, Warner Springs

We think the record needs to be set straight here. Patience we all had, but enduring patience plus professionalism you and your team had in spades! We recognize how valuable you are to an industry that does not enjoy the best reputation for patience, professionalism, and truth. Thank you – you are all a true find!”

– Bette & Kevin  Herbinson

I want to personally thank you for being such a great team to work with. Your knowledge, hard work and diligence made ALL the difference in helping us sell our property. We appreciated you getting back to us promptly, giving us the information we needed to help us make the right decision, your going the extra mile and for all of the encouragement along the way. It is people like you who make our investing so enjoyable and rewarding. Thank you again guys.”

– Janelle Jorgensen

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When we began searching for our dream piece of land to build our family a home we approached Donn for help. After our first meeting with Donn, we knew he was the right guy for the job. He knows everything there is about San Diego’s backcountry and the land buying process which made us fully comfortable in his representation of us. We were so impressed with his familiarity with the area and what was available to us. We were confident that he knew enough about every listing we looked at that we would not end up in a bad situation later down the road. Once we found “the one” he did everything in his power to make it ours and everyday since we are so grateful he was able to because our family is now living our dream!”

– Josh and Whitney Dixon

Donn Bree is probably the most knowledgeable real estate broker I have ever come across. He is also extremely helpful and easy to work with. I also trust him completely. First of all I want to tell you how much I appreciate what Donn has done. I had contacted many realtors asking for help. Most of them have been unwilling to do much. He has already done more to help us than anyone else. Next, I want to tell you how impressed I am with the quality of his work in marketing my property. The way he has put it together and presented it is well beyond what I have been able to do, and even better than even most exclusive listings by other realtors.”

– Gene Van Shaar

My husband and I were looking to purchase land in Julian, we had no idea about local realtors, so I clicked on an image of Kent Dover who looked to be an outdoorsman, I thought someone who wouldn’t mind put on his hiking shoes to take us through any terrain to find the perfect property.  And that my friends is exactly what happened.  He worked very hard to get us onto a perfect 40 acre property which at the time was not on the MLS. He made the sale happen, and we are so thrilled to start dreaming about what to do with all that land. Kent has also been instrumental in coordinating individual to help us like someone to fix the well, a Civil engineer, mechanical engineer, septic tank, and water tank installer. He really went above and beyond for us and we are grateful to have him as our agent.”

– Roseann & Cyrus

Jim,

Thanks for helping me find a unique property that fit my equally unique interests. In the month and a half since I’ve owned it, I’ve discovered that it’s everything I had hoped for – picturesque, remote, and big enough that I can almost get lost on it! Thanks for working through the complicated escrow process because of the easement issues and for looking out for my interests all along the way.”

– Dennis Stein