What Our Clients Say About Us…


“As a result of my professional involvement in complicated legal transactions, I have had the privilege to become well acquainted with Mr. Don Pelletier. Mr Pelletier was not only of tremendous assistance to me, I also found him to be through, well prepared and extremely pleasant to work with in situations which required immediate attention. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Pelletier and can do so with confidence that he will continue to maintain the fine qualities that I observed.”

-Bruce M. Beals, Esq.
Family Law Attorney and Judge Pro-Tem


“The purpose of this correspondence is to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation to you for delivering a professional approach to selling our residence at the Salviati Community in Santa Fe Springs. You and your staff were friendly and consistent with your communication throughout the marketing process, which enabled my family and I to continue our daily routines without any annoying surprises or inconvenience related to the viewing of our home. My research confirms that you sold our house at an all-time record high price for the area, which is further testament to your professionalism and hands-on leadership of your staff. Your advice and performance have exceeded my highest expectations and I would feel very confident in recommending you to other sellers of real estate. Please let me know if I can ever be of any service to you.”

-Robert E. Lee Goodwin III
‘Four-Star’ General, Naval Miltia
Special Advisor to the Governor


“I am a probate attorney in Carlsbad, California, and my practice focuses exclusively on estate, probate and trust administration matters. I have known Don Pelletier for over five years related to my practice, and I have worked with him on nearly one dozen matters, ranging from valuation of property to sales of property involved in complex litigation. I can say, without qualification, that common through all these matters is Mr. Pelletier’s professionalism, attention to detail, courtesy and through knowledge of the subject matter, so much so, that I have difficulty rationalizing the use of any other real estate broker. I count my professional relationship with Mr. Pelletier to be one of my greatest assets in my trust and estate administration practice. Please feel free to contact me directly at (760) 448-9363 if you have any questions or require further information.”

-Keven Kravets
Attorney at Law
Carlsbad, CA


“Recently my husband and I were fortunate enough to be referred to meet and work with Don Pelletier and his Professional Real Estate team with our quest to purchase our new home. Starting our search back in April of 2010 and viewing many properties in the San Diego North County area, Don and his team patiently helped us find the perfect home that matched all the specifications we were looking for. His attention to details and quality service made us feel that we had made the right choice. Don’s knowledge of the San Diego area and housing market made looking for our new home such a pleasure.

We could have never imagined that purchasing our new home would be such a smooth and enjoyable process. Don’s integrity and dedication to satisfying our specific needs were always shown to be his priority in working with us. Don and his team were always there to answer any questions and guide us through the buying process.

We both highly recommend The Don Pelletier Group for any future real estate needs that you might have whether it be selling your home or purchasing a new one. Don will help you make the right choice!”

Gary & Leslie Bertolino
San Marcos, CA


“Don recently assisted me with a new home purchase. I am a primatologist in a very busy private practice, and Don was indispensible in helping my girlfriend and I in our new home search.  He understood last minute cancellations, calls after hours, and helping us to get everything we wanted from our new home.  He was also instrumental in helping us find exactly what we were looking for, coordinating the escrow process, and ensuring that once we had taken possession, all of our needs were met in terms of repairs, cleaning, and other necessities.

In addition, Don was an incredibly personable and friendly individual who always took the time to put a personal touch on the neighborhoods we visited.  He went out of his way to show us places that he thought we’d find interesting, pointing out local history and making the city come alive in a way we wouldn’t otherwise have known about.  I doubt that there are many more people who know more than he does about the areas we visited, and we visited several.

I cannot stress enough how valuable a resource Don was for us, and in particular how I believe that he is an incredible asset to any physician or family with a physician.  I have already recommended him to my two new incoming partners, and will do so with anyone I know who is relocating without any hesitation.”

Wade Schwendemann, M.D.
Carmel Valley


“On behalf of my family and myself I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you and your staff for the quick sale of my brothers’ property. Your knowledge and insight into the ever changing market conditions were key to this timely sale.

Your professional and caring manner throughout this process was much appreciated. Given the circumstances that brought me to you, the patience and understanding you extended to me was much needed and beyond my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone for their real estate needs.

Thank you again Don, it was a pleasure to work with you.”

-Laurie W
Hillcrest/San Diego


“We’re finally all moved in and everything put away in its correct place. Thank you very much for you and your team’s hard work and “behind the scenes” efforts. I’m still amazed that we went from looking at the condo online in early February to having the keys in May, on a short sale no less! Everybody I’ve told the story to is amazed and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about your team. In fact, I have your office information as a v-card in my iPhone contacts so it’s easy to pass along to my friends and family, although you’re anything but unknown in San Diego.

Thank you again for all of your hard work and always calling to check in, even if it was just seeing if I had any questions. I appreciate how smoothly the process went and how digital technology such as DocuSign was integrated to streamline as possible.”

H. Gretton, San Diego


“We were referred to Don from a trusted professional and since we were first time home owners, we had a lot of questions and uncertainty about the housing market and the process of purchasing a condo.  Don did a great job of explaining to us how the process worked, his opinion on the current condition of the housing market and what types of opportunities there were for us as first time homeowners.  Don was very patient with us as we went through the process of identifying what type of condo, location and a price we were both comfortable with.  After seeing many homes over the course of 6 months Don stuck with us and finally found the right one for us!  First, Don did a market analysis to ensure we were making the right offer and not overpaying.  After receiving the market analysis and getting guidance from Don, we decided to pull the trigger and make an offer.  Don and his team quickly swooped into action and had an offer out to the seller within 24 hours – and the seller accepted!  Don and his team really showed their value once the offer was accepted by walking us through the escrow process every step of the way.  They did a great job of moving things along quickly as our goal was to close as fast as possible.  I am happy to say the condo we purchased appraised for $20,000 more than we paid for it!  In our opinion, this validates Don’s experience and negotiating skills as a business professional and realtor.  All in all, Don and his team did a great job in explaining the process to us, making the transaction smooth and getting us into the condo we wanted for the price range we were comfortable with.

Thanks Don & Team!!”

– Bill Corder and Brandy Clements
Hillcrest/San Diego


“Nine months ago, we were told by a real estate attorney that our chance of a short sale were practically non-existent. But friends of our recommended Don Pelletier, whom their family had been using for their real estate needs for years. So we called him up and asked him to see what he could do, and to our great satisfaction, the Don Pelletier Group successfully completed a short sale of our home!

Don had quickly gotten several offers on the home, so even though the sale took 9 months to complete nearly all that time was waiting on the bank. At one point we had lost the buyer because of this waiting period, but Don got another offer within days and without hiccup transitioned the new offer and still made the sale happen.

Don and his group were always available to answer our questions and serve as our liaison with the bank. Maybe the most impressive part of this relationship was that it was all done long distance via email, fax, and telephone communication. I think had we gone with a different agent we wouldn’t have been so lucky. But Don’s experience in short sales, his hard work and persistence is what made the sale happen. He gave us great advice and guidance through the whole process and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”

Sarah C.


“When my mother recently passed away, we were left with two houses which we needed to sell. Being a real estate Broker myself I was quite concerned as to who my family would select to represent us in the sale of both homes. They left the decision to me. I knew exactly the right questions to ask when interviewing other Brokers, as well as the necessary attributes required to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner. Selecting the very best agent possible was extremely important due to the slow real estate market. Several people told us that you had the best reputation of any agent in the area, so I had high expectations. However, after working with you, I can honestly say that the quality of service you and Gerri provide far exceeded my expectations. You kept me updated regularly with frequent phone calls, letters and faxes. As problems arose in the transaction, as they inevitably do, you brought them to my attention and offered effective solutions. I especially appreciate the way you looked out for our best interest at all times, as well as the compassion and understanding you showed to my family and I during difficult times. Homeowners in the area are indeed fortunate to have an agent of your caliber to handle their real estate transactions. You and Gerri are without peers! Your follow up, communications, attention to detail and concern for your clients is admirable. And, as if this wasn’t enough, you sold both houses in less than 30 days!”

-Linda Windeguth


“I cannot begin to thank you enough for the outstanding efforts you put forth in selling the homes in the probate estates assigned to me. Both had to be sales from hell, however, you were able to solicit buyers and close escrow despite what seemed to me to be never ending problems. Your weekly status reports and frequent telephone calls kept me up to date on your marketing progress was greatly appreciated. Further, I am convinced that your recommendations on improving the marketability of one of the homes was the key factor in its sale. Best of all, I appreciated your friendly and courteous attitude, your patient demeanor, and your professionalism. For these reasons I intend to refer my customers to your office. I am thoroughly satisfied with your service and will not hesitate to refer my clients and friends to you.”

-Hellen A. Lock, Paralegal Services


“On behalf of Greg and myself I would like to send our sincere thanks to you. Living in Hawaii and trying to sell a house in San Diego is not possible without help from someone. I can’t tell you how impressed we were with your attention to detail, your outstanding customer service and hard work towards a successful sale. I guess the amazing part is I know we were not your most profitable customer! I wish we were still in San Diego to be able to utilize your services again. If we have any Navy friends transferring to San Diego you can be sure we will recommend you to them. If we can ever be a contact for recommendation for please contact us. We wish you and your staff all the success in the ever changing real estate world. An additional thanks to Gerri for her outstanding support on your behalf. Again we are extremely grateful for your tremendous work and your tremendous time and effort devoted to us. If you are ever in Hawaii, please stop and visit. Aloha!.”

-Colleen K. Thomas


“We want to thank you so much for selling our house. You were so understanding, always available, knowledgeable and produced the results promised. You know that we came after an unpleasant experience with previous realtor. Needless to say, we were skeptical and cautious. Within a very short period of time, you turned an almost desperate situation into a most positive one. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone for their complete realty needs. We’re more then happy to be used as a reference if ever you need one. Your professionalism and network of professionals within your work circle is commendable.”

-Tony and Pat Smith
Escondido, California


“We have bought and sold over 6 homes since we have been married and we have never had a better experience than we have had recently while working with Don Pelletier and his team. From the first meeting until the escrow closed and even after that, we were impressed at every step of the transaction with the professional, and yet, personal way in which Don represented us.”

-Dr. and Mrs. James  Montgomery
Santa Fe Valley /Del Sur


“Just a quick note to express our sincere gratitude for the services that you and your team provided in the sale of our property. The quality of the service that we received was nothing short of outstanding thanks to you, Jocelyn Pectol, and the rest of the Don Pelletier team. As someone who has been through a number of property transactions myself, from both a buyer’s and a seller’s perspective, I  would rate you and your team right up at the top.”

-Michael M. Oglesby


“Don, we want to tell you how much we appreciate working with you. The reason we chose you to sell our property and also help us buy a replacement is that we knew we could take your advice. Knowing you for the past 29 years has convinced us that your advice is based on experience, honesty and integrity. We couldn’t ask for more than that.”

-Jim and Marge Grant
Ocean Beach


“I would like to recap how enjoyable it was working with you on my home sale. Your market knowledge allowed us to price the home well above my expectations and your preparation prior to listing allowed it to be presented in a very professional manner; yielding a sale in two days at the top of the range!

Additionally, you kept me informed on a daily basis through the close of escrow and always returned my calls promptly.”

-Jim Flynn
Carmel Valley


“When I decided to start looking for my new home I was wondering if I really needed the services of a real estate agent or if I could just do it all by myself. After all, in these days, the Internet give everybody access to loads of information about the housing market. A friend of mine told me ‘There’s a lot more to a house purchase than an address and a price! Give a call to Don Pelletier.’ Luckily for me I did follow my friend’s advice and several months later I am a very happy homeowner. Don made this possible for me thanks to the many years of experience, the knowledge, the broad view of the market and the impressive care for his customer.”

-Andrea Ghetti
Carmel Valley


“Don Pelletier recently sold our home in the community of ‘Savenna’ in Santa Fe Valley. During the time in which our home was on the market, there were many competing homes for sale in the area. Don sold our home while many others remained on the market. Throughout the process Don and his team provided excellent service and advice. If you are considering selling your home, we recommend you call Don Pelletier.”

-Bob and Bethany Willis
Santa Fe Valley/Del Sur


“Thank you Don for your professionalism in handling the sale of our home. By selling our house in three days, you took all the stress away…something much needed with a newborn! It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you from start to finish, particularly given your attention to detail, honest regarding all matters, and your negotiating skills. We can honestly say that working with you was like having a friend to help us sell our home.”

-Shelly M.
4S Ranch