Testimonial from the Sirois'
“Jim Kylstad with Red Hawk Realty was awesome with selling our remote acreage in the mountains outside of Lakeside that my brothers and I inherited from our father. The research that he provided in actually defining the land and applicable easements was instrumental in marketing for potential buyers. The sale was quick and we received more than the initial price we were considering. I highly recommend Jim and the Red Hawk Realty staff for a 5-Star rating.
“The Julian Community Heritage Foundation worked with Red Hawk Realty to purchase a neglected lot that had been vacant for over 29 years to build a Town Square in the center of our historic town. We are a non-profit volunteer group and could not have navigated this difficult purchase without their guidance and expertise. We are now in the process of developing this park like setting as a gathering spot for locals and visitors to enjoy.
“Meriah and the team at Red Hawk were the listing agents when we bought this unique house in Pine Hills. The process went so smoothly that when we found we needed to relocate out of town a few years later, we instantly knew that we wanted her to be our listing agent because of how well she already knew the house as well as the specific needs when buying/selling in the backcountry. Meriah and team were SO kind and helpful throughout the entire process, and their marketing and deep list of resources for everything from cleaning to landscaping and repair people was outstanding. They also had very practical advice about how to deal with all of the extras that often come with a backcountry property such as farm equipment and wells and septic systems. If we are ever able to buy in Julian again, Meriah will definitely be our first call!”
“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 Bennin!”
“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.
– Joel and Diane Proctor
Vacant Land, Olvera Road, Spring Valley
Thank you so much for all you’ve done to make this happen. Your and Donn’s advice and expertise has been invaluable.
– Sharon Carey
82 acres Vacant Land, Ramona CA
“Kent recently helped me acquire my new home in Julian. As a full-time licensed real estate broker with 8+ years’ experience, I know the industry well and had originally planned on representing myself. However, Kent strategically guided me through a competitive landscape, and I do not think I would have prevailed in the purchase without his guidance. Kent is responsive, loyal, and trustworthy. Aside from the purchase, he has helped tremendously with understanding my new “ranch-style” living, from septic systems to water wells. He has continuously provided what is now a long list of vendors and locals. I highly recommend picking his brain about Julian and the surrounding markets. You will see what I mean. Kent may use me as a reference anytime. Great job, Kent! Thank you.”
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.
“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®
“Jenna has been a wonderful representative for us as we put our property on the market, a difficult task due to fact that it is an off grid property. She is very prompt, adding value with extra effort beyond the call of duty included. Her attention to the myriad details of a California real estate transaction is impeccable. We have had previous experiences with other brokers and there is no comparison between them and what Jenna can offer.”
“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
“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
– Dennis Stein
– Pat Ravin