“No amount of marketing can speak for my performance as a Realtor better than my clients’ feedback.” – Jamie Tuckey, Park Life Real Estate
Ken and Barbara Bond (Buyers at 841 Country Club in Coronado, Sold for $2,560,000)One weekend In February, we received an urgent e-mail from Jamie about a property that was coming to market that he thought would meet our needs. He was right on there mark as it turned out to be the house we bought . . . Jamie knows how to find your dream home. We told Jamie that we’d like to come see the property the following Wednesday, but Jamie suggested that coming sooner could make a big difference so we rescheduled for the next day . . . Jamie is excellent at reading the local market dynamics. After seeing the house, we immediately wrote an offer only to discover there was already another offer on the property and a third on the way in. Given the competitive situation with this property, we needed solid guidance to ensure we were successful in buying the property without overpaying . . . Jamie is excellent at reading between the lines during negotiations. Having bought and sold many homes over the years, we know that escrow transactions can be easy or they can be hard, and this one was easy. The key to a smooth escrow starts with good communication and follow up . . . Jamie was excellent at keeping us informed and on task to ensure that we stayed ahead of the transaction. It also requires anticipation so that answers are found before problems become larger. To that end, Jamie knowing our intention to remodel the property pulled copies of all building permits on file . . . Jamie takes the initiative to get you what you need before you know you need it. Most importantly is that while escrows can be stressful, a successful close usually happens when everyone stays focused on task completion. Our escrow was clean except for the lender’s never ending list of information needed which became more than annoying . . . Jamie is comfortingly calm and maintains a task completion focus that helped get the transaction completed. The ultimate question is always “would you use this person (Jamie) again for your next real estate transaction” and of course the answer is yes. Jamie is an excellent realtor and a credit to the profession. There’s no lack of realtors out there, but Jamie is a true professional that we would highly recommend to anyone, and insist upon for our family and friends . . . he’s that good.
Kristina Cook (Buyer at 842 C in Coronado, Sold for $1, 499,000)
I am in my home today only because Jamie consistently provided options on all fronts allowing me to make smart decisions to stay on track to close. I have purchased a number of homes but have never been in a situation with multiple contingencies and funding obstacles. Jamie’s relationships within his industry as well as those with financiers proved incredibly valuable to me. The home buying process happened to coincide with the worst time of my life on a personal level. My guess is that 99.9% of realtors would have given up and asked me to come back in six months but Jamie stuck with me, helped me obtain the best mortgage possible and managed my elevated stress level throughout. I am thrilled to be in my new home! It is very clear that I would not be here in my perfect space without his guidance, professionalism, industry contacts and persistent positive attitude.
Katie MacCrossen (Buyer at 312 J in Coronado, Sold for $1,055,000)
My real estate journey with Jamie began when he gave real promise to my perceived “wishful thinking” of owning a home in Coronado. He applied his experience and in-depth knowledge of Coronado’s housing inventory and price points to make our home tours a valuable education of the market for me. Jamie is a consummate professional, stable and calm, trustworthy, honest, and kind beyond anything I can articulate. He took time at every turn to explain details of contracts, usual and best practices within the industry, and even strategy so that I felt well-informed, confident in my decisions, and well represented by an effective negotiator who always worked in my best interests while simultaneously maintaining professionalism and good will with other parties, helping to close a difficult deal. His comfort in digging into title documents and city records, paired with his relationships with industry professionals who could be scheduled quickly to address inspection issues and provide estimates gave me true confidence in “knowing what I was getting” when I purchased my home. I can truly say that I would not own my home today without Jamie’s hard work, quick thinking, and steadfast commitment to my dream – he was an integral partner who I cannot thank enough.”
Rodolfo Arcovedo (Buyer at 184 Elder, Purchased at $762,500)
“Jamie and I found 184 Elder in Imperial Beach after a thorough learning and hunting process. During this process we both closely observed the market and talked about opportunities so that we could best identify the right property when it hit market. That property was 184 Elder. Jamie was always available, responsive and quick to act. He showed very effective negotiation tactics and thorough knowledge of contractual documents and loan procedures. Jamie also gave me comfort in diving deep into matters of building and remodeling. Jamie is an excellent communicator and he always seem to show a stable and calm demeanor, being able to clearly explain and educate me throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Jamie for anyone looking for a comfortable and profitable experience when buying or selling real estate. Thank you, Jamie!!!”
MaryAnne (Owner/Seller at 284 Imperial Beach, Fourplex Sold at $850,000)
“We are in joy after our sale. Please feel free to stop by anytime when you are in the area. You are welcome in this house 24 hours per day. I feel like you are my adopted son now, and the roses you left are the most beautiful I have ever seen. God love you, Jamie.”
Brad and Kelly Cahoon, Buyers, $1,300,000 1520 Pendleton in Coronado
“Our home buying experience with Jamie was great. While we were already very familiar with the Coronado market he took us around to several homes sharing insights that ultimately shaped and improved our decision making. In our opinion, Jamie has an exceptional knowledge of the market, he communicates very clearly and thoroughly and even went so far as to recommend and introduce several local trades that were necessary for our remodel. There were a couple tricky points during the purchase of our home that Jamie navigated very well which resulted in an overall positive outcome for us and for that we are grateful. We are very satisfied with our overall decision to hire him.”
Brian Tucker, Investor, $880,000 Multi-Unit Purchase
“As an investor with 15 of years experience, I’ve gone through a lot of real estate transactions in my life and Jamie has been my agent on two of the most complicated ones which is where I saw his true value and expertise come through. His ability to navigate through difficult issues and negotiate in a manner so as to be soft on the person but hard on the issue is extremely impressive. At any time during any transaction Jamie has always been available no matter what time of day. I would recommend Jamie for anyone looking for great representation in residential real estate.”
Mark Franovich (Seller at 1526 Ynez in Coronado, Sold for $1,150,000)
Jamie was recommended to me by one of my closest friends to sell my home. He has extensive knowledge of the market in Coronado and was very easy to work with. He quickly and accurately set the purchase price of the unit and we received two solid offers within days of listing. Throughout this process, Jamie was always available, and responded quickly to any questions I had by phone, e-mail, or text. Though the buyer had numerous demands, Jamie was able to quickly and effectively satisfy those requests and keep the deal moving forward. He coordinated the exchange of information with the HOA and the questions about the building to the buyer easily, due to his prior knowledge of the property. The escrow became complicated at the end by the buyer’s financial position. This was also handled smoothly by Jamie, helped by his excellent working relationship with the escrow company. He patiently walked me through all facets of the purchase contract and escrow process so that all of my many questions were answered. I’m glad to have found Jamie and grateful that he did a great job for our family. He also happens to be a very nice guy. I would gladly recommend Jamie to anybody looking for property in Coronado.
Erica and Alex Jackson (Buyers at 1148 3rd Avenue in Coronado, Sold for $1,458,000)
“As first time home buyers we are so glad that we worked with Jamie to find the right house in Coronado! With his extensive knowledge of the island, Jamie helped us to find a home that fit our needs perfectly and within an incredibly quick time frame. He was accessible, organized, efficient, and always available to answer questions both in searching for the right home and during the escrow process. As a first time buyer, I am grateful for Jamie’s thoroughness throughout the due diligence period of our purchase. He scheduled great local service providers for inspections and followed up on home permits, plans, and building histories so that we were able to make well informed decisions as buyers. Most of all, Jamie is a great guy that we like, trust, and are grateful to have worked with in purchasing our first home!”
Jedidiah and Lyndsey Oliphant (VA Buyers of 1034 Holly in Imperial Beach, purchase for $543,000)
“As first time home buyers, we were literally walking in blind to this process. We honestly didn’t know what the first step was to buying a home. We knew we wanted to buy a house in Imperial Beach but had the slightest idea of someone who could help us. Luckily we found Jamie. Jamie was recommended to us from a friend. Our friend had gone through the house buying process with Jamie and said that he was very knowledgeable about the IB Market. And that’s nothing but true. Literally the day after we got ahold of Jamie and let him know what we were looking for, he was already lining up houses for us to tour. In a week we had toured a few houses and had already picked out a couple options that were best fit for us. Jamie knew exactly what kind of neighborhoods would best fit us and how the market was playing out. They were on the rise in price and he let us know. During this process, we basically ended up going through two escrows. What had happened was: we had found a house that we liked, went into escrow with it and during our contingency period, some things had popped up that we didn’t like about the house, saw another house we were interested in and were able to swiftly and quickly switch escrows. Jamie literally had our back the whole time. He made sure we were in the right and protected the whole time. Not once did he complain or question us, he just wanted us to be happy. We moved fast to the second escrow and went through all the contract signings and boy did we have questions. It was scary, we didn’t know a lot about the process and were always very concerned about where our money went, so we always went to Jamie for reassurance. He would let us know almost immediately after we called or texted, an answer to our concerns and we instantly understood what was going on. During the inspections, Jamie was incredibly knowledgeable about repairs. We ended up getting almost double the seller credit we were offered in contract because of the things Jamie had found and told us should be requested. We grew to trust Jamie a whole lot through this process and really relied on him when it came to major concerns. In the end, we ended up with a house we adore and it is already going up in price. Honestly, we couldn’t have done this without Jamie. He was there every step or the way with us and then some. If you’re looking to buy a home in San Diego and want a positive experience in doing so, I’d definitely say get ahold of Jamie!
Parmela Sawhney (Buyer of Imperial Beach 4-Plex at 1010-1020 Georgia, purchased for $1.050M)
“Jamie was an integral part in my purchase of an Imperial Beach multi-family property. He helped me to evaluate my options over time as the market produced various products and much thanks to his responsive and attentive approach, we were able to act swiftly in securing the right property at the right price. Jamie managed the entire inspection process across four units while also negotiating the right contractual timeline to match my 1033 Exchange timing requirements. I would highly recommend Jamie for anyone looking to purchase a multi-unit property or single family property. Jamie takes the time to understand and truly cares about his client’s experience before, after and during the transaction.”
BJ and Sarah Cook (Buyers of 1619 Eastside Road in El Cajon, purchased for $700,000)
“Buying a first home can be a pretty overwhelming process, let alone having one of us in San Diego and the other traveling abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Luckily we had Jamie, who ensured we were prepared, informed and ready to do what we needed to do to get into our first home. Right from the get-go Jamie set up our MLS access so we could start to go through homes, filter out the ones we didn’t like and star the ones we liked. This helped out a lot as we were able to profile what our “hub” needed to be and Jamie advised us on a daily basis. He was thorough, had a great understanding of the local market and was very accessible. As this was a new process to us, Jamie sat down and prepped us through the purchase contract, escrow process and additional details we needed to be ready for in the event we found something we fell in love with. Well … that happened with the first place we walked into. Jamie took care of everything, being flexible to our family’s schedule for walk throughs, building a great rapport with the seller and negotiating on our behalf. When we submitted our last and final offer, the signing of documents was happening while one of us was on a train in Tokyo. Though it was challenging pinching and zooming on the mobile phone, we were prepared and had a clear understanding of all of the details. The speed at which we closed, I was told, was amazing. Jamie was in sync with our lender and they were able to collaborate well and address any questions that came up fairly quickly. When I say the process was pretty seamless; I’d do it all over again. My wife and I would highly recommend Jamie as he’s a genuine good guy that looks out for your best interests, while also fully informing you so you have what you need to make smart decisions about your new home.”
David & Valerie Bowles (Seller at 1100 Adella #11 sold for full price of $849,500, Buyer at 735 E Avenue $1.785M)
“We highly recommend Jamie whether you are buying or selling in the San Diego area. He guided us through both the purchase of our new Coronado home and the sale of our Coronado condo. Within a week we had three offers on our condo, including two that were full price. Jamie was fully dedicated to finding ways to effectively market our condo and he succeeded with speed. Throughout both the buying and selling processes Jamie kept us very well informed and deftly managed communications between all parties. His relationships with other realtors were important in getting us through various challenges along the way. While we were still in the looking-around mode he made a point of carefully understanding what we were looking for. He then kept us informed as properties came on the market in a selective way so that we only saw properties that might be of interest to us. His wise counsel, responsiveness, professional but friendly style, knowledge of contractual issues, understanding of the Coronado market, and commitment to an ethical approach were all invaluable and greatly appreciated. So thanks Jamie – you have been a blessing in our lives and you have become a new friend in Coronado!
Greg Vincent (Retired Navy Seal, Buyer at 352 Bonito Ave, Imperial Beach. Sold at $585,000)
“With a thorough knowledge of IB neighborhoods, zoning and trends, Jaime Tuckey was instrumental in helping to find a house. From the moment I called Jaime, he hit the ground running in search of the perfect deal. His speed of action in spotting the best value was incredible and we put in our offer in just a few days. Jaime was instrumental in negotiations from start to finish. He was always accessible and it was easy to communicate with him. He stayed involved with the lenders answering any question or resolving any issue that came up.”
Laney Pitt, Coronado Homeowner (710 2nd, Sold at $1.465M)
“I am a Realtor myself so choosing the right agent to represent me in my transaction might have been a difficult task. Both my standards and expectations were set very high. I am grateful to say my choice of Jamie Tuckey was the best decision I could have made. From beginning to end Jamie was professional, dedicated, and able to think outside the box while maintaining high ethical standards. My first clue was Jamie’s high end marketing and photography. It was cemented with constant contact, updating, and excellent customer service. Jamie took the time and made the effort to get to know my style and my goals and then proceeded to create a plan that would make me feel comfortable and get the job done. I recommend him highly.”
John D. Duncan, Buyer at 284 Imperial Beach Blvd (Fourplex), $850,000
“It was a pleasure to work with Jamie Tuckey on my recent purchase of a 4 unit apartment building in Imperial Beach. Jamie was always available and even keeled when working with multiple parties to close a somewhat complex transaction. He definitely went the extra mile to ensure all needs were addressed and that the transaction closed. As an attorney and real estate investor with over 50 transactions completed, I appreciate it when I get to work with a professional and good guy like Jamie. I look forward to having Jamie represent me on additional transactions.”
Owner at 374 D in Coronado, Sold at $1,350,000
“Jamie sold my home after only 9 days on the market at an excellent price. He supported me throughout the entire escrow process and was constantly available, showing a truly dedicated work ethic. Jamie understands Coronado neighborhoods and has a valuable network of local developers and Realtors. Combine his strong negotiation skills with his familiarity with Coronado neighborhoods, codes and permitting requirements and you get one smooth transaction and a very happy family. Thank you, Jamie!”
Lew Emery (Navy Seal), $880,000 Multi-Unit Purchase
“Jamie has been a dogged agent in my purchase of a multifamily property. He introduced me to many financing options, negotiated rather creative and incredible terms (that benefit both sides of the purchase) and was quick to assist with odds tasks that are not normally associated with the buyer’s agent. Given that I am in the military and not always available to make things happen quickly, he bought me time in some cases, and just simply made things work in others. Jamie’s ability to work beyond the normal “pre-approved buyer / 30 days to close” contract enabled me to jump on a rare deal, figure out the financing, and close on my timeline. All this, and the seller is happy to boot.”
Jennifer ( Relocation Purchase in San Marcos at 536k )
“Jamie made what could have been a very stressful situation appear seamless. With Jamie’s expertise and assistance I was able to purchase my new home while living nearly 500 miles away. He was always prompt in his replies to my questions and the process could not have gone more smoothly. I highly recommend Jamie for all of your real estate needs.”
Monika Morris, Windermere Real Estate (Following Our Closed Transaction in San Marcos)
“Good morning Jamie! Can I clone you? I love working with you. This has been the best transaction by far. Thank you so much for your great work!”