Go Urban – Little Italy

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I think if you’re looking for a real estate agent, you should meet with her: just like us, after one meeting, you’ll know she’s the best agent around.We had a family friend who we were going to use as our real estate agent (more out of obligation than anything), but there were lots of red flags. My partner spoke with a co-worker about the problems we were encountering, and the co-worker recommended we speak with Lisa. We are so glad we did. From the very first meeting, we could tell that Lisa is professional, organized, experienced, upbeat and very talented in the field. We fired our family friend (painful but necessary), and immediately hired Lisa to manage the sale of our tiny University Heights cottage and the purchase of a home in Normal Heights.

Working with Lisa was the very best part of selling/buying. Our cottage was a tricky stand-alone condo situation with wildly varying comps, and she made all of the right moves to get us exactly what we were hoping to earn from the property. We thought it might take a long time to sell, but she successfully had it in contract with ease.

When it came to buying, we were all over the place with what we thought we might want: a larger home in one of several close-in suburbs? A smaller home in a walking neighborhood? A fixer we could customize? An updated flip? We were open to anything, and our “like to have list” was a mile long. Lisa was super patient with us: we dragged her all over the city, and she was always available and friendly about it.

But most valuable is her experience: when we fell in love with a bi-level close to Balboa Park, she knew enough NOT to take the listing agent’s word about the empty lot next door. She went out of her way to dig up records and discovered that plans had recently been approved to build a huge condo development smack up against the house we wanted to buy. She saved our butts on that one.

When we found the perfect home, of course there were multiple offers at play. Lisa stayed on top of everything and ensured that we put in a very strong offer. She made the process easy: she’s detailed, timely, and on-target with her communication. I will note that the hugeness of the whole endeavor made my partner difficult to work with at times, and Lisa was totally unfazed: she accommodated my partner with ease. Oh, and another bonus is that Lisa has the most amazing network of professionals for everything related to houses. All of her referrals were excellent.

I think if you’re looking for a real estate agent, you should meet with her: just like us, after one meeting, you’ll know she’s the best agent around.

- Tania

The three things that I most appreciated about her during our condo hunt were her timely responses, her guidance backed by years of experience, and her sense of humor.Lisa is such a fantastic agent. The three things that I most appreciated about her during our condo hunt were her timely responses, her guidance backed by years of experience, and her sense of humor.

Lisa kept in very close contact with us throughout the entire process, and was especially quick to respond anytime we specifically needed her input. She is one of the hardest working, and most professional people I’ve met – and that’s across all industries – not just real estate.

Lisa brings a lot of great experience working in San Diego to the table. She knows and understands the subtleties of various neighborhoods. And, she is an especially good guide when it comes to putting offers together, which can be quite nerve-wracking in this competitive market.

My husband and I also had a lot of fun working with Lisa. You can tell she truly loves what she’s doing because she has so much fun, and has such a great sense of humor and perspective about the buying and selling experience. Overall, Lisa is a pleasure to work with, and I can’t recommend her highly enough!

- Brenda

She will consult with you every step of the way and always makes sure the process is done right and with every detail taken care of.There is a reason Lisa Ashkins has a 5 star rating – Because she is Awesome! We recently had Lisa help us with a sale of our property and the purchase of a new property. Normally this would be a stressful time; but Lisa took care of everything for us and made the process so smooth. Lisa has us as clients for life.

It is beyond impressive the amount of hard work, research, networking, and knowledge she puts into working with every client. I cannot recommend Lisa enough. She will consult with you every step of the way and always makes sure the process is done right and with every detail taken care of.

- Brandon

We bought our condo as first time home buyers 7 years ago and then this year in a whirlwind of less than 30 days bought a home and sold our condo for above list price. Lisa in an excellent real estate agent.Extremely thorough and supportive throughout the entire buying and selling process.We bought our condo as first time home buyers 7 years ago and then this year in a whirlwind of less than 30 days bought a home and sold our condo for above list price. I’ve recommended her to multiple friends and will continue to do so!

- Alissa

I have worked with several other realtors, since I have owned several homes, and Lisa stands out.Lisa recently helped me purchase a condo in Little Italy and her service was exceptional!I have worked with several other realtors, since I have owned several homes, and Lisa stands out.

She communicated extremely clearly, was always upbeat, and kept me thoroughly and promptly informed throughout the entire process. I believe it was more important to her that I be happy with my purchase than that she simply “closed the deal”. A couple of times when I was considering making an offer, she was quick to gently remind me that the property contained features I had told her I absolutely didn’t want (such as an electric range). I really appreciated these check-ins – they helped me get clear about what compromises I was willing to make and to avoid getting carried away by an emotional response to a house that I might later regret buying.

I love my new home and don’t plan on moving again for the foreseeable future. But, if that were to change, I would hire Lisa again in a heartbeat!

- Lisa

Lisa was so generous with her time, and so knowledgeable about the entire process of loans and real estate, it really made the huge endeavor a positive experience. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. We met Lisa at an open house in Kensington and our first impression was professionalism, friendliness and an honest, down to earth quality I found immediately appealing. She gave us her card when I told her we were looking for an agent to sell our condo in University Heights and help us find a detached home in a quieter neighborhood. We had already interviewed one agent, but I called her the next day to set up an interview.

We knew right away that she was the person with whom we wanted to work. Right from the start, she put her cards on the table about her methods, asked us to fill out a questionnaire about what we were looking for, then discussed the steps we needed to take and the timeline to get things done in order to put our condo on the market.

There is always stress involved in selling a house while trying to find your next home; we had bad luck with things suddenly breaking in our condo and a lousy appraiser, but Lisa was unflappable. She never lost her sense of humor, and managed to be both honest and reassuring whenever the light at the end of the tunnel seemed dim. In particular, she went to the mat for us on the appraisal and pointed out the mistakes that were made so that we got a correction. I could have kissed her! Huge relief! I’ve been telling everyone that she’s worth her weight in gold.

Now we are happily settled in a house with a yard in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Exactly what we were hoping to find.Lisa was so generous with her time, and so knowledgeable about the entire process of loans and real estate, it really made the huge endeavor a positive experience. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Thank you Lisa!

- Katheleen

I was a first time home buyer and Lisa was so easy to work with and was very knowledgeable about the market. I was a first time home buyer and Lisa was so easy to work with and was very knowledgeable about the market. She was very accommodating to my busy work schedule for showings and helped me understand every step. Lisa was responsive to any questions or concerns I had. She is a great person to know, and I am glad to have found a friend in her as well. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. I will be keeping my business with her in the future. I am very happy with my first starter home.

- Christine

My husband and I have always been so impressed by her knowledge, attention to detail, personal interaction, and overall ability to meet our needs—no matter how large or small.We are so grateful to have Lisa on our team. My husband and I have always been so impressed by her knowledge, attention to detail, personal interaction, and overall ability to meet our needs—no matter how large or small. She is a true gem!!! We have always felt taken care of. We recently bought our second home with her help. With a baby on the way, she understood the challenges we faced with both selling and purchasing a new home before our baby’s arrival. Her efforts always put our minds at ease since we know we are in such highly capable hands. We feel like we not only found a great real estate agent, but a friend as well. Thanks, Lisa!!!

- Michelle

Lisa was very good with my Mom in giving her the space she needed but also knew when to nudge her toward the goal of putting the home on the market.Over the years, I’ve seen Lisa in action with her clients (both buyers and sellers). She takes the time to understand her clients needs and emotions. She is also very conscientious and thorough when it comes to the procedural and legal aspects of real estate.

When it came time for my Mom to sell our family home in La Jolla, I referred her to Lisa Ashkins for all the qualities listed above. I knew my Mom would be in good hands with Lisa.

After living in that home for more than 40 years, there was a lot of clearing to do, improvements to be made, and more emotions than we had anticipated. Lisa was very good with my Mom in giving her the space she needed but also knew when to nudge her toward the goal of putting the home on the market.

The home sold after the first weekend of open houses. My Mom was so happy that all her hard work in getting the home ready for sale paid off so quickly.

If your parents (or you) are looking to buy or sell in San Diego, I highly recommend Lisa Ashkins!

- Alex

! Lisa is hands down a unique one of a kind real estate agent and we are so lucky to have found her!My husband and I met Lisa by chance when we walked through an open house in our neighborhood of University Heights 4 years ago. We were in the beginning stages of our hunt for a condo and were complete novices in the home buying department and weren’t even sure we were ready to purchase. Lisa was easygoing and informative and never once pushed us to move forward on our search. She said she’s be ready to help when we were ready and a few weeks later when we were ready to set up a search she walked us through it with ease. 6 months later she helped us purchase a 2 bedroom condo in University Heights that we absolutely loved for 3 years.

Last year after we found out we were expecting we knew it was time to look for something bigger and without a moment of hesitation we called Lisa. She helped us purchase a home in Allied Gardens to raise our family and we couldn’t be happier. She was honest with us all along the way which we greatly appreciated especially when we were determining whether or not to sell our condo (we kept it and rented it our). Lisa is genuine and caring and has her clients best interest at heart.

There wasn’t a doubt in our mind to call her back after our initial run in with her at a local open house and we’ll most certainly use her again if we ever move or sell! Lisa is hands down a unique one of a kind real estate agent and we are so lucky to have found her!

- Sarah

I really appreciate Lisa’s commitment to her clients and her willingness to go the extra mile to support her customers. If you work with Lisa you won’t be disappointed!Lisa is an awesome realtor! Several years ago she helped me and my ex with our short sale while we were in the middle of a divorce. She was very professional and her and her team managed the whole process. It gave me great piece of mind considering everything else I was going through at the time. I have recommended Lisa to several of my friends who have also had really positive experiences. I recently worked with her again to purchase another home and was equally impressed with Lisa’s guidance and support throughout the home buying process. We found an awesome house within our budget and her and her team helped us close in record time – 23 days! I really appreciate Lisa’s commitment to her clients and her willingness to go the extra mile to support her customers. If you work with Lisa you won’t be disappointed!

- Ashley

She was SMART, PRECISE, EXACTING and METICULOUS.I have been working with realtors since 1998 when I was a Marketing Manager for Coldwell Banker and eventually in Marketing for Alliance Title. Overall, the expectations I have had for the industry of “real estate” and agents in general was very low. Having worked with hundreds of agents over the years, the lack of integrity, follow through and general ineptitude left me thinking I would never work with an agent that I’d worked with or for as my own agent. However, I was fortunate enough to meet Lisa when she was forming a business networking group. I knew from that experience she was the opposite of what I had come to know of most realtors in general. She was SMART, PRECISE, EXACTING and METICULOUS.Fast forward to 2014. I have been wanting to sell my condo for over five years now. I asked Lisa’s advice. Not only was she very aware of the market conditions (keep in mind I’d been consulting her for a few years regarding selling) and when the time was right, Lisa gave the green light. Not only was she considerate and empathetic to me wanting to sell but she was completely patient and smart about when to do so. Like all real estate transactions there’s the inevitable bump in the road. However, when I got to my “bump” Lisa handled it with finesse and such skill that I didn’t have to worry or contemplate the “what next” because she was three steps ahead of me. Lisa was exactly what I thought she’d be as an agent; completely on top of her game, knowledgable and by far “above and beyond” what I’d learned of an industry that left me far from feeling secure. I highly recommend Lisa. She genuinely cares about her buyers/sellers, what’s best for you and LISTENS and knows how to see a transaction through to the triumphant end.

- Steve

Lisa Ashkins is by far THE best Broker-realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with on our condo sale in San Diego. When she uses the phrase “above and beyond” it is more than a catchy phrase but for Lisa it is a full- fledged 110%I am not sure where to start honestly in offering this recommendation for Ms. Lisa Ashkins. Mere words cannot fairly represent how wonderful she is but I will try. I own many properties and have bought and sold my fair share of homes, condos and commercial sites. Lisa Ashkins is by far THE best Broker-realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with on our condo sale in San Diego. When she uses the phrase “above and beyond” it is more than a catchy phrase but for Lisa it is a full- fledged 110% commitment to serve her clients with exceptional customer service, responsiveness, care, advocacy and collaboration. Her technical real estate acumen in this business is first rate and she ensures full compliance, disclosure and standard of care in all she does. She is the very definition of what it means to be a real estate professional and honestly has earned “my broker-realtor for life designation along with her team.” Lisa went beyond the listing. She helped me find contractors and because I was in Northern California went way beyond in her preparation of the property for a successful sale within 7 days. I attribute the success of this transaction to Lisa’s exceptional ability to bring out the best in her listings and client needs. Bottom line, she cares! Her sense of urgency and responsiveness is second to none. Seriously, for anyone reading this recommendation I can say after 40 years of property ownership she is among the very best I have ever worked as a cool person and exemplary real estate professional. Thank you Lisa and Team for a wonderful job and you are on my radar for life!

- Larry

. It was actually Lisa who found my new first home. She suggested an area that I was not too sure of, but when she took me to see the unit, I was thrilled! Without her, I would have never found the perfect place to call home.I am a first time home buyer and I was as nervous as they get! In fact, I was apprehensive and untrusting. I had a really bad experience with a real estate agent and was really nervous to start this process, but I knew it was time. Lisa took the time to explain everything to me and helped ease my mind every step of the way.

She checked in with me, and continues to do so, to make sure I was happy and understanding the process. At first we looked at listings in my preferred areas, but it became evident that I needed to be more flexible. Lisa expanded my search and we started to find some great options. It was actually Lisa who found my new first home. She suggested an area that I was not too sure of, but when she took me to see the unit, I was thrilled! Without her, I would have never found the perfect place to call home.

I could have looked endlessly, but without her expertise and knowledge, I would have never found this one. Lisa was diligent, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, thorough, and through it all I’ve gained a new friend! I couldn’t be happier and have recommended her already to a few people who are on the search for their perfect home.

- Pascale

Lisa was excellent in every way – very responsive, personable, knowledgeable and in tune to our real estate needs.Lisa was excellent in every way – very responsive, personable, knowledgeable and in tune to our real estate needs. She is patient, upbeat, fun and was a full participant in our long search to find the right property and to negotiate the best terms possible.

- Kim and John
Downtown / Little Italy

This was my first home purchase and first time out seriously looking at real estate. Working with Lisa was a very positive experience
This was my first home purchase and first time out seriously looking at real estate. Working with Lisa was a very positive experience. She was patient with me and my uncertainty. Lisa helped me to understand the processes before each step of the way, making sure I was well informed and giving me all the support I needed to make informed decisions. When I ran into a bit of trouble getting answers, Lisa took a very proactive approach and stepped in to support me. We got the information needed shortly thereafter. Lisa was always on time, quick to respond to my emails, phone calls and text messages, and I am now in my first home and I am very grateful to have met my Realtor, Lisa Ashkins.

- Rodger
San Diego / Fairmont Park

A great experience from start to finish, Lisa did an incredible job of finding us our dream home!
A great experience from start to finish, Lisa did an incredible job of finding us our dream home!

- Mark and Ikuyo
Chula Vista

Lisa was a true professional to work with. She assisted me every step of the way. I would recommend Lisa to anyone thinking of selling a home.
Lisa was a true professional to work with. She assisted me every step of the way. I would recommend Lisa to anyone
thinking of selling a home.

- MiMi
Chula Vista

Lisa had the patience to talk to us before we even set foot in San Diego, and this was over the course of a few years.
Lisa had the patience to talk to us before we even set foot in San Diego, and this was over the course of a few years. When we arrived we still weren’t ready, but Lisa was more than happy to answer questions and give her thoughts on things. When it came time to buy, we knew Lisa was the right one to help us. It’s one thing to have a Realtor navigate you through the neighborhoods and the endless amount of paperwork, but what set Lisa apart, putting it in doctor terms, is her “bedside manner.” Her communications skills are amazing; having listened to us and translating the sometimes complicated process to an easy to understand vernacular. Her abilities were not only an asset, but were essential in our truly unique buying situation. Without hesitation, we recommend Lisa Ashkins.

- Carlyle and Joseph C.
El Cerrito

It is a delight to work with Lisa; she is restless, very helpful and understanding.
It is a delight to work with Lisa; she is restless, very helpful and understanding. I would like to do business again with her.

– Daniel Z.
Mission Valley

This “thank you” is long overdue. I have been super busy fixing up my new place. I have not forgotten about you.
This “thank you” is long overdue. I have been super busy fixing up my new place. I have not forgotten about you. Thank you so much for all your patience with me! I appreciate you guiding me to my new home.

- Sonia
University Heights

First and foremost, I want to thank you for all you did to help me find my very first, and hopefully not last, San Diego home.
First and foremost, I want to thank you for all you did to help me find my very first, and hopefully not last, San Diego home. You made the process enjoyable and your patience was truly appreciated.

- Melissa K.
Hillcrest

It sure has been a long road, and we know it wasn’t easy for you, either! Thank you for your patience and accommodations along the way.
It sure has been a long road, and we know it wasn’t easy for you, either! Thank you for your patience and accommodations along the way. We really appreciate it and look forward to moving into our new home soon. Thanks for all you’ve done to make it possible!

- Tom & Gillian
University Heights

If you are selling or buying a house in San Diego, and you are not using Lisa and Krista, you are an idiot!
If you are selling or buying a house in San Diego, and you are not using Lisa and Krista, you are an idiot! Kidding of course, but Lisa Ashkins’ team is truly SUPERB! Thank you!

- Greg
Imperial Beach

Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. My husband and I had spent almost a year with another Realtor who really did not do a good job working with first time home buyers.
Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. My husband and I had spent almost a year with another Realtor who really did not do a good job working with first time home buyers. Lisa made us feel comfortable and listened to us. She had great recommendations and was fantastic about keeping our wants and needs in mind while helping us be realistic. Her team was great as well so we always felt taken care of. We can’t say enough great things about Lisa, especially as first time home buyers! Lisa made buying a home fun!

- Rachel & Tim
Mission Valley

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you so very much for all your help to get us into our condo!
We just wanted to take a moment to thank you so very much for all your help to get us into our condo! We couldn’t be happier, and we were so pleased with your patience and professionalism throughout our first homebuying experience!

- Sarah & Derek
University Heights

Lisa took great care in walking us through our first home buying process.
Lisa took great care in walking us through our first home buying process. She embodied everything we were looking for in a real estate agent and we couldn’t be happier with the results. She kept in constant contact, ensuring we were always taken care of, had our questions answered and concerns addressed. She was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to others.

- Lisa & Jason F.
Encinitas

Lisa is the consummate professional. She is also a caring person with a big heart. This combination makes for a superb REALTOR.
Lisa is the consummate professional. She is also a caring person with a big heart. This combination makes for a superb REALTOR.

- Donald B.
Kensington

Lisa totally “got” what I was looking for from the beginning.
Lisa totally “got” what I was looking for from the beginning. As a first time homebuyer, I was pretty overwhelmed, and Lisa was great at pointing out positives (and negatives) where I missed them. She kept me realistic, but encouraged me not to settle. She’s easy to talk to, work with, and since it seemed like we were talking or emailing nearly every day for several months, that was extremely important. She made it too easy. If I had enough money, I would enlist Lisa’s help to buy another house tomorrow!

- Tricia O.
El Cajon

Lisa has a remarkably consistent upbeat spirit. She had endless energy, patience, and willingness to help us find a new home.
Lisa has a remarkably consistent upbeat spirit. She had endless energy, patience, and willingness to help us find a new home. It was after we found our home, though, that we wondered over and over again what we would have done without her. Her ability to negotiate, research, and advise us on thorny matters was invaluable. Lisa always listened to us, always did what needed to be done, never missed a beat. We never heard any excuses from Lisa about anything. She always got things right the first time and often went way beyond the call of duty to look out for us. We always felt we were working with a professional with high standards who genuinely cared about us. We spent a great deal of time with Lisa over a long period of time, and all we ever saw was a smart, honest, wonderful human being who takes pride in doing an excellent job.

- Kathy H. & Peter T.
Burlingame

Lisa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We bought a home that was a short sale.
Lisa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We bought a home that was a short sale. Lisa kept us informed and stayed on top of things to ensure everything was running smoothly. We were actually second in line to get our house, due to the high demand in our area. But with Lisa’s persistence, we came up on top and are now the proud owners of our dream home. If it wasn’t for Lisa, we wouldn’t have our house. Thanks again for everything Lisa!

- Darcy & Eric S.
Scripps Ranch

At the risk of repeating myself, I will say that Lisa is a consummate professional, a first-rate REALTOR, and someone who understands that her clients’ needs go beyond the transaction.
At the risk of repeating myself, I will say that Lisa is a consummate professional, a first-rate REALTOR, and someone who understands that her clients’ needs go beyond the transaction. In addition to helping us find a dream home, she helped us find contractors to upgrade the home and helped us with paperwork and advice on renting out our condo. She goes above and beyond every day and every time. I wish her the best.

- Sree & Betsy
El Cajon

We so appreciate all the advice, help and moral support you provided us during the process of selling our home.
We so appreciate all the advice, help and moral support you provided us during the process of selling our home. Despite the challenges of the market, you helped us fulfill our goal and start a new chapter in our lives.

- Jan Naylor-Smith
Mission Hills

Lisa is an excellent REALTOR; I highly recommend her.
Lisa is an excellent REALTOR; I highly recommend her.

- Barbara Cox, Ph.D.
Hillcrest

Knowledgeable, informative, accountable, responsive, supportive. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Lisa.
Knowledgeable, informative, accountable, responsive, supportive. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Lisa. I am honored that I got the opportunity to work with her!

- Cindy & Eric H.
Encinitas

Buying our first home was in culmination, a special commitment. Lisa reflected that same dedication to us.
Buying our first home was in culmination, a special commitment. Lisa reflected that same dedication to us. With time, she grew to know us personally and professionally. She strengthened our preparation and guided us through the right doors. It was a true blessing to have a teammate with such organization, communication, and personal commitment.

- Ryan and Linda M.
Rolando

This has been quite a journey. I cannot imagine doing it without your support, knowledge, patience and flexibility. You are great!
Thank you so much! This has been quite a journey. I cannot imagine doing it without your support, knowledge, patience and flexibility. You are great!

- Sean S.
Mira Mesa

You have my deepest appreciation for all you did to help me find and purchase a downtown condo in a city
You have my deepest appreciation for all you did to help me find and purchase a downtown condo in a city I had just moved to with no family and no prior friends. Making such a large purchase in a “strange land” wasn’t an easy decision or process, and I couldn’t have done it without your help. You won my confidence early, and I appreciated your professionalism, attention to detail and communication. I will certainly recommend you any chance I have.

- Jim S.
Downtown / Marina District

Lisa is powerful, professional and makes things happen!
Lisa is powerful, professional and makes things happen!

- Terri J.
El Cajon

Thank you, Lisa, for guiding us so skillfully through a complex process. Our successful sale was caused by you and all that you bring to the table.
Thank you, Lisa, for guiding us so skillfully through a complex process. Our successful sale was caused by you and all that you bring to the table. We deeply appreciate you for all you have done. Thanks also for the dinners & taking the time to celebrate with us.

- John & Ralene
Downtown / East Village

I had the misfortune of putting my house on the market just at a time when home prices were in freefall. Luckily, I had Lisa Ashkins as a partner.
I had the misfortune of putting my house on the market just at a time when home prices were in freefall. Luckily, I had Lisa Ashkins as a partner. Thanks to her, the property sold while other listings of the same vintage remained in limbo. She was a wise counselor, bringing to bear her experience, marketing expertise, ingenuity and professionalism throughout the process. I will be forever grateful for her help.

- Vicki K.
Solana Beach

As a new homebuyer I was incredibly nervous and naive when it came to buying a home. I had no idea what to expect.
As a new homebuyer I was incredibly nervous and naive when it came to buying a home. I had no idea what to expect. However, when I sat down with Lisa my nerves began to settle. She took the time to sit down and explain what to expect out of the process: the pros and the cons. Not only that, but she also took the time to really understand who I was and what my needs were. She wanted to make sure she and I, TOGETHER, found a home that fit both my budget and my needs. She even went so far as to go through the listings and make recommendations based on our initial meetings and information she gathered. And, lone and behold, one of her recommendations was actually the house I ended up purchasing! How’s that for getting to know someone? When I talk to others about Lisa, many times they will ask, in 3 words how would you describe Lisa? My response: knowledgeable, trustworthy, and approachable. Not only is that a great combination for a great real estate agent, but also a friend.

- Shannon M.
Serra Mesa

Lisa is a very open-minded, attentive and understanding agent who is willing to go the extra mile for her clients.
Lisa is a very open-minded, attentive and understanding agent who is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. My husband and I were seriously considering two units in a condo building and, although we knew our priorities, were uncertain on which to choose. She arranged for us to meet with the selling agent after hours, around 8pm, so that we could experience the view from the units, and that sealed the deal. If it wasn’t for her creativity and dedication, we wouldn’t be enjoying a view of sparkling city lights juxtaposed against the mountains every night. I would (and have!) recommend Lisa to anyone looking for an intelligent, savvy and trustworthy real estate agent.

- Alissa & Graham N.
Downtown / Cortez Hill

Thank you so much for making our dreams come true as new home owners. It felt like we were the only people you were working for.
Thank you so much for making our dreams come true as new home owners. It felt like we were the only people you were working for. I hope I get the opportunity to send more people your way because I know you actually care that people find the home of their dreams.

- Cory and Kristin H.
Chula Vista

I would like to express our gratitude to you for helping us finding the home of our dreams. As first time buyers, we did not know what to expect.
I would like to express our gratitude to you for helping us finding the home of our dreams. As first time buyers, we did not know what to expect. Your home buying seminar was a big help in making the decision to choose you as our agent. Due to all the banked owned and foreclosed homes, it was a long process. We must have looked at over fifty homes in the span of 7 months – I think we put offers in on 7 homes. Buying a home is a stressful process, and your compassion and understanding meant so much to us. Each time we met you showed up with a keen eye, great enthusiasm and helped us see the upsides and downsides in each property. When the property was nothing like we expected, you reassured us that our home was out there. At times we had our doubts, but you never let us give up hope. Now we are the proud owners of a beautiful home that we can call our own. We would like to thank you for your hard work explaining each process to us and keeping us informed each step of the way. Your personal attention made us feel like we were your only clients. I am sure that we made the right decision to choose you as our agent, and I do not believe that any other agent would have been able to get us exactly what we were looking for. Thank you so much!

- Cort F.
Bonita

I am not sure where to start honestly in offering this recommendation for Ms. Lisa Ashkins.
I am not sure where to start honestly in offering this recommendation for Ms. Lisa Ashkins. Mere words cannot fairly represent how wonderful she is but I will try. I own many properties and have bought and sold my fair share of homes, condos and commercial sites. Lisa Ashkins is by far THE best Broker-realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with on our condo sale in San Diego. When she uses the phrase “above and beyond” it is more than a catchy phrase but for Lisa it is a full- fledged 110% commitment to serve her clients with exceptional customer service, responsiveness, care, advocacy and collaboration. Her technical real estate acumen in this business is first rate and she ensures full compliance, disclosure and standard of care in all she does. She is the very definition of what it means to be a real estate professional and honestly has earned “my broker-realtor for life designation along with her team.” Lisa went beyond the listing. She helped me find contractors and because I was in Northern California went way beyond in her preparation of the property for a successful sale within 7 days. I attribute the success of this transaction to Lisa’s exceptional ability to bring out the best in her listings and client needs. Bottom line, she cares! Her sense of urgency and responsiveness is second to none. Seriously, for anyone reading this recommendation I can say after 40 years of property ownership she is among the very best I have ever worked as a cool person and exemplary real estate professional. Thank you Lisa and Team for a wonderful job and you are on my radar for life!

- Larry B.
Pleasanton, CA

Lisa Ashkins
REALTOR®, MA, CNE
Broker Associate
CalBRE No 01764182
619.325.4192 office
619.888.2117 mobile
lisa@gourbansandiego.com