Nikki Bowyer
I will never use anyone else again. We have purchased and sold a few properties (11 transactions total) in the past 12 years and have had various real estate agents because of the different locations of our properties (both personal and investment). So I would venture to say we KNOW real estate agents well. I loved his approach and knowledge of the business and the market. Alan and his "co-pilot" were super helpful (beyond and above the call of duty), super responsive and right on the money with suggestions on what would work and what wouldn't. Our house sold for top dollar a day before it even hit the market, and to us that was not coincidental, just luck or that we had a top-notch property -- it was a total demonstration of their work, effort and knowledge coming all together. I highly recommend him and if you would like to talk to me further, please contact Alan and he can connect you to us.
Dr Jamie Case
Alan and Maryellen were phenomenal, we could not speak more highly of them in all aspects of the buying process. Additionally, even once our offer was accepted and we had closed, they helped us get in a handyman for some minor repairs and upgrades in addition to organising quotes for flooring and window shutters, all at no additional cost. They really make you feel like one of the family as opposed to merely a customer. Amazing service and such a delight to work with, as nothing was too much trouble. If selling or buying, they are who I would go with 100% of the time.
Kristi Gottlieb
Alan was the most patient and most professional relator I have ever worked with. He took his time to show us everything (more than once if needed) and always looked out for what we wanted helping us not make any mistakes. If you are looking for a honest, hardworking relator willing to got the extra mile then do not hesitate to use him. As a mayor plus April (his assistant) is amazing and super helpful with everything always there to help. Don't think twice about using them when looking to buy or sell your home. There is no better option.
Brian and Lisa Emme
Alan quite simply gets the job done with your best interest in mind. He builds more than real estate deals, he builds relationships in our community. His knowledge, professionalism and sound advice were critical in helping us make the best choices. When we first called Alan, he immediately put us at ease and established trust by understanding our family's needs. His value is in his knowledge, his roots in the community and his genuine concern for the client in finding the perfect fit. Alan is amazing. He is an authentically warm person and has developed a great team. His is a first class realtor and a family friend!L
Robert and Kelly Hirschhorn
Amazing service on every level! For nearly a year, our previous realtor had been submitting offers on Coronado homes for us with no luck. After one day of bringing on Alan as our realtor, we put an offer on our Coronado dream home and it was accepted. ONE DAY! The exemplary service from Alan and April have not diminished since closing, and we continue to be impressed by their professionalism and attention to detail. Great people, great work! We definitely recommend Alan and his team!
Roger and Cisca Bye
Maryellen McMahon showed my wife and I a variety of San Diego properties and was very helpful in explaining to us the positives and negatives of each area as well as comparable pricing After we purchased our current property she and her staff went well above and beyond what we expected in helping us find a short-term tenant, connect utilities and furnish the place - without any further compensation. Her assistance with various matters also continued after we moved in. I couldn't recommend Maryellen and her staff more highly.
Eileen McCauley
Maryellen McMahon helped me get a condo (a second home) on Mission Bay. She was absolutely fantastic: professional, friendly, knowledgable and available. I was in SD for a short time, so she quickly worked around my schedule and showed me a number of possible homes. We then worked remotely to negotiate and close the deal. And now, 6 months later, Maryellen is still available and helpful regarding questions and issues which come up. Can't say enough about her (and her agency).
Sidney Blackshear
I have known Alan for a few years now. He helped me sell a home in 2014 and purchase my most recent home in 2017. He has always been extremely professional, honest and serving. He has knowledge about the various process of home buying and really looks out for his clients. He is always positive and realistic. He is great at communicating and liaising between all parties involved. He listened to me, my wants, concerns and never tried to push anything I didn't want. He advised me as if I was family not just a commission. Alan has a servants heart and his team reflects the same. They are all so willing to help and great at what they do. I have no regrets or issues in working with them. Thank you Alan Kinzel and TEAM.
Kristen Jarrell
I worked with Maryellen McMahon to buy my first home. I was a little nervous at the beginning since I didn't know the process at all. Maryellen was excellent, and she made sure to explain everything about the home-buying process in detail. She made me feel very comfortable about buying my first home, and she was always willing to answer my questions. She was extremely responsive, she listened to my requests, and she was very knowledgeable about the Chula Vista area. I highly recommend Maryellen, or anyone on the Alan Kinzel team, to anyone buying a home in the San Diego area!
Jerryl Morton
Alan and his team helped me in a unique situation by selling a condo that was part of my parents estate. Another factor that was specific to this transaction was selling the condo to the current tenants. Alan was able to negotiate fair terms rather quickly and the entire process became very streamlined. I look forward to working with Alan on future properties.
Anonymous
Alan and his team moved us through the process at lightening speed and with maximum efficiency. Even when out of the ordinary problems came up they were able to expertly navigate the best and quickest way through. They are professionals to the end and it was a pleasure doing business with them.
Rachael Poole
Alan has truly been the most professional agent I've had the opportunity to work with. My husband and I are in the process of relocating to San Diego, and Alan has been so helpful and knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods and communities. If you are not from the area, it can definitely be overwhelming! We've had a lot of questions and Alan has been able to answer every single one, as well as provide helpful input. He has made the process so comfortable for us so far and we know that he is going to help us find the perfect house that we will be happy in for years to come. I can tell that he truly loves what he does, and it really shines through and makes all the difference. Thank you Alan!
Paul Jensen
Alan was a great agent to work with not only during the house buying proses but also after. Given his back round in construction he was able to help out emencly on choosing a home that is best suited for me and my wife. Not only was Alan helpful during the whole prosses but he was very respectful too. Being that my wife and I are a young couple and first time home buyers he didn't down talk to us, or make us feel like we were out of the loop. Alan kept us informed through the whole prosses, and answered us on any questions we had about the paper work and rules. My wife and I were very satisfied with his results and how he worked. I would highly recomand Alan and his team due to the amount of knowledge he has on the area, and experience he has with houses.
Mo Zander
My husband and I helped our daughter and son-in-law purchase a home. Alan was extremely professional, responsive and helpful! He was always available and returned our calls promptly. I have already given his business card to an associate who is currently in the market for a home. His assistant, Maryellen, was awesome to work with and she went out of her way to help. Even when the transaction closed, she made herself available.
Danny Alfaro
Alan and Maryellen were with us in our home buying experience from beginning until the end. They were always on top of things and worked nights and weekends to help us get the deal that we wanted. Alan was very aggressive in helping us get the deal that we wanted from the seller. We are very happy with our purchase and all the work that Alan and Maryellen put in to helping us buy our home! Also they are incredibly nice people, they went above and beyond whenever they could!
Out of Area Investor
We were first contacted by Alan through a contact request on Zillow for a condo we were interested in in North Park San Diego. Alan was very quick to respond and provide us with a great number of options to consider. We were looking to purchase an investment property and are a remote buyer, with our primary residence more than 600 miles away. Alan also introduced us to an associate Maryellen McMahon. As a team, both of them went above and beyond to support us as their client. This included providing videos of properties we could not visit, walk throughs on our behalf, and access to their go-to contractors for when we needed quotes on repairs / improvements and post sale support. They even went so far as to have their contractors complete work for us remotely before we had our first tenant move in. In the end, both represented our best interests quite well and we would not hesitate to work with them again when we start looking for our next investment in the San Diego area
Leslie Altof
From the moment I reached out to Alan in search of just the right home to buy he has been absolutely wonderful to work with. He made himself available to go look at places pretty much immediately upon contact and really wanted to get to know me and what I was looking for so he could help pinpoint just the right place. He asked me the right kinds of questions to help me figure out what was most important to me as we continued the search. Once we found 'the one', he helped me negotiate with the purpose of getting an offer accepted at the lowest possible price. His knowledge of this business was apparent and I felt completely confident he knew exactly what he was doing. Even once the deal was done he has been nothing but helpful to get me in touch with the right people for remodeling and other improvement needs. I am so glad I reached out to Alan to get his help as I began this journey and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an expert in the home buying experience!
Sue Ann Sojo
I’ll begin this review by stating that I am quite possibly the most skeptical person on the planet; however, when I met Alan I felt an immediate connection – my first impression of his demeanor was one of compassion, which is certainly rare these days (especially in the real estate industry). I had my parents with me and my Dad had just finished a bout of dialysis…I bring this up because Alan made sure my Dad was comfortable and did whatever he could to accommodate my entire family. My husband and I then went on *several* viewings with Alan, who remained patient and indulgent the entire time. Alan was always readily available and continually provided us with updates and an array of knowledge/insight and although we were unable to complete a purchase (due to my own health issues), I found it imperative to write this appraisal and wholeheartedly recommend Alan to anyone who is even contemplating acquiring a home – I am absolutely confident that Alan will be able to seamlessly guide you through the entire process with your best interests at heart; I will even go as far as to say as one of his own family members.
Ralph and Rose Cassillas
Alan from "Hello" was extremely professional and genuinely interested in what my family and I where looking for. We sat down with Alan and answered the initial "get to know what we want" questions and it went well. From then on, before I even walked into a house he knew wether or not I would like it. This made the hunting process feel less stressful, especially being active duty it also kept my time table easier to manage. Alan always answered my questions as quickly as he could but I did have a ton of questions. He offered excellent advice for home inspections and repair companies if needed. Even after we purchased the house he was available to answer questions. We truly felt like part of the family when we had the pleasure of meeting his. We also found that we had quite a few things ini common. I would recommend Alan to anyone who is looking to buy a home for the first time or tenth. In fact, I have. Alan, Thank you for all the help bud!
Julian Clark
Alan was extremely responsive and reliable throughout the home purchasing process. His preparation of materials, knowledge of the area and candor has made the overall purchasing experience a pleasure. I highly recommend you choose Alan to work with!
Michael Benaly
Alan was extremely helpful. He was very knowledgeable and patient with my home buying purchase. Being in the navy and constantly going out to sea for weeks at a time he was very accommodating to my schedule. He even offered to take care of any home inspection processes while I was out to sea. Alan also has the knowledge to identify and calculate any further expenses towards the fixing of a home without having to get further quotes on repairs on account of his own team of contractors. He even advised me of not paying too much on quite a few homes as the value of the houses were overvalued. Alan is definitely in the business of helping people find a place to call home. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great home buying experience to seek his expertise.
Patty Mann
Working with Alan Kinzel on purchasing a home was an extremely positive experience from beginning to end. Alan made sure he understood exactly what I was looking for and helped me find the perfect match. He went to extra lengths to secure a contract and connected me with expert sources of financing. Alan was available from beginning to end for questions, concerns and guidance. I consistently felt that he was not just concerned with closing a deal, but with enabling me to find and to close on a home in which I would be truly happy and satisfied. Alan knows the business from the inside out and is not only an expert, but a caring professional.
Dave Sweeney
Alan worked with the buyer on a property we had owned in Coronado. He was very professional and helpful in making sure the transaction went smooth and actually closed on time. He was very knowledgeable and helpful to everyone throughout the process. I highly recommend Alan.
Mike Chance
I am very thankful for Alan Kinzel and the team at Crosswalk Properties. My wife and I had a very difficult and lengthy short sale transaction and the diligence and professionalism that they exhibited was fantastic! They helped us move by hiring a moving company and paid for it as well! To top everything, my mother passed away right in the middle of our move further complicating the deal as she was on title. Alan and Christina were very compassionate and sympathetic and worked through all the red tape of this situation. Alan always was upbeat and would tell me, "don't worry Mike we'll get through this have faith!" We are very appreciative of Alan and everyone at Crosswalk for giving us a shot at a brighter financial future!
Terra and Richard Vargas
My fiance and I enlisted the help of Alan Kinzel in hopes of purchasing our first home. From beginning to end Alan was stellar in navigating us through everything from the loan process and negotiations. Even after our purchase, his promise to introduce us to his renovation experts turned out every bit as reliable and enjoyable as the experience we had working with him. We would highly recommend Alan Kinzel and will certainly request his services again in the future when we are ready to purchase our next home.
David Hawley
Alan helped my wife and I out of a complicated short sale situation. He came in, gave us some sound advice, priced the house right and his team negotiated with the bank. It really went quick and smooth. We had the house under contract within 2 weeks. I expected issues to come up given the property condition and short sale but Alan handled them. I know if he could do an outstanding job with our situation, he would be outstanding in most any real estate transaction. His experience shows through and I highly recommend him. Above all ... I trusted Alan to do the mission and he delivered, for this alone i will use Alan and his team again in the near future.
Diana Paloma
Alan Kinzel was my broker and he was absolutely amazing. Alan went above and beyond to get the property I wanted. I had approached other brokers and no one else could get any info for me. They said it was impossible to get a response from the broker selling the property. Not for Alan though. He was persistent and made the deal happen. Not only is Alan a go getter, but he is someone you can completely trust 100% He treats you as if you were family. He is a man of faith. He is patient, fair and always goes above and beyond. In addition to all of this, Alan did our remodel for us on the place we purchased. The place was irrecognizable after he finished. It looks incredible. He has an eye for design and is team is very skilled. I can't say enough good things about this man.
T Osuna
Alan really cares about people. He did a lot to help me without even knowing whether I was going to do business with him. He helped me research our property and provided great input on what we needed to do to maximize our profit on selling the home. He didn’t recommend fixing everything but provided tips on what to do to make the maximum impact for the least amount of money. He also introduced me to a network of professionals to help me going forward. If you are needing a real estate professional, I highly recommend Alan.
Jeffrey Waters
Alan was helping me sell my condo and provided excellent service and advice. He gave me some really good tips on how to spruce up my condo to get top dollar when selling it. he was very honest, knowledgeable and responsive. He was also very low pressure and always wanted what was truly best for me. Everything you could ask for and more as a broker or agent. I strongly urge you to work with Alan if you want honest and innovative ideas with outstanding, no hassle, customer service.
Coronado First Time Buyer
Alan provided great support throughout the process. He was careful to make sure we purchased the right home for our needs. This was our first home purchase and he carefully made sure we understood each step of the process.
Oceanside Second Home Buyer
Alan and his office helped us find the perfect condo for our needs at a great price. He was quick to respond to any questions at all times of the day. He helped us fill out documents and gather information. He went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I were completely satisfied. It was a pleasure working with Alan Kinzel and his office. We highly recommend Alan.
David Yanez
Alan did an amazing job with me. Even though, he was not able to find a home for me, he spent all the time I needed to look at places. He went out of his way to show me all the homes that fit my need. I felt very comfortable and not pressured to make a wrong decision. I would highly recommend
Mekel Studer
I was in a seriously bad situation with my former real estate agent. When I called Alan he immediately jumped on the project, with no fear of the unknown. He is very knowledgeable about every aspect of real estate. From complete remodeling know-how to negotiating out the best offer possible. I would recommend Alan to anyone seeking less stress during real estate process.
Chuck Mabry
Alan very quickly understood the property parameters that I was looking for. When we scheduled a day of house hunting, he had arranged a number of very appropriate homes. He offered both pro's and con's for most property. For example: "You will love the interior curb appeal of this next one, but pay attention to the drive... it opens to one of the most busy streets on the island. The process of visiting was more fun because he shows using a golf cart. Because I am new to town his advice on choosing a dentist, etc has been most appreciated. In addition, he goes the extra mile and introduced me to concerts in the park, restaurants, and other social opportunities. Alan loves living in Coronado, and his enthusiasm has been contagious.
Tom and Mellisa Holland
Because of Alan's efforts, local Coronado knowledge and experience in this market, Alan found us our perfect home within hours of having first met him. The golf card tour was a blast as well. I would recommend Alan to anyone and everyone who is looking to land in Coronado.
Kevin and Jackie Kenny
Late one night I was searching for a homes on Zillow when I came across a home that my husband and I were highly interest in seeing. We clicked on an agent name, Alan Kinzel, and were not expecting to hear from him until the next day. To our surprise within minutes we received a call back from Alan. Two days later he showed the house to my husband. Alan understood this was the house we wanted to call home. We relied on Alan to negotiate a price, walk us through the purchase of the sale of the house, and was very patient throughout the process. Alan was never pushy and gave us his honest opinion to to help us make independent decisions to complete the deal. I asked a lot of questions and he just took this in stride, always remaining calm. Alan is highly professional and we would recommend Alan as an agent.
Lisa Baehre
I couldn't provide a higher recommendation for Alan. Alan helped me explore various options of a potential house sale while going through a complex divorce. He provided balanced feedback for both parties to make the appropriate decision for our unique situation. While we ultimately chose not to list the home, Alan went above and beyond to be sure I/we received exemplary service. He even helped make suggestions on moving companies, financial and staging professionals. I wouldn't hesitate to utilize Alan's service in the future. He is a great real estate professional, and an outstanding person!
Bryan Hughes
She did awesome in helping me find a place! Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a buyers agent. I was very specific about finding exactly what I wanted and it took a long time. She stuck with me through a long search and continues to help now after the close of escrow helping me find contractors.
Troilo Family
Alan was instrumental in the sale of our home. His attention to detail and suggestions on making the house more presentable excellent. This was a second home for us and since were not present most of the time, Alan's "concierge service" was very beneficial. He took the lead in several areas that I would have normally assumed were outside the scope of the average Realtor.
Sean Hunt Mar 27, 2018
Could not have been happier, fast process, sold well over list price, quick close and were so accommodating and helpful. They provided a chart with all overs, pros/cons of each and were totally professional throughout the process. They even helped arrange some minor repairs before the sale. 5*!!!!