Helen was always available to answer any of our questions and/or concerns 12 hours a day. She was on the phone before 9am and available into the evening. If she was not going to be available, she would notify us through a phone call or text. She also has a great assistant, Jaime, who is easily accessible and very easy to communicate with. Helen is a go-getter and she works hard for her clients. I would recommend Helen for all transactions regarding home purchasing and selling, especially for the Point Loma area. My parents utilized her service and we, in turn, utilized her after seeing how often she made herself available. Home buying, and selling, can be nerve-wracking, and she will always be there to address concerns and reassure her clients that she is working hard for them. She is worth it!
— Purchased 1479 Savoy Street, San Diego, CA
— Melinda White
Helen sold a house next door to ours and was highly recommended to us by the owners. Helen is extremely professional in all her presentations and negotiations regarding our home. She presented every possible market comparison with us so that we could realize the value of the home. She was timely in arranging all inspections and always found a way to resolve issues of concern. She staged the home to show and had it cleaned, including the windows after the recent renovations, to show the home in its best light. The photographs taken during the day and evening were done beautifully. Helen continued to market two more commercial properties for us that ultimately ended in an exchange. She was instrumental in securing the final purchase for us and even attended the final walk-though with the commercial broker. We appreciate all of her efforts on our behalf and would recommend her wholeheartedly to others.
—Sold a single-family home in Bay Park, San Diego, CA
As a young couple, Andrew and I found that the real estate market can be a bit intimidating and when investing our newly established nest egg into one large purchase, we needed to feel confident and comfortable with the agreement at hand. We had tried a few different real estate agents before we found the perfect fit with Helen Spear.
Her genuine interest regarding our desires and needs along with her personable demeanor made house hunting surprisingly enjoyable! We even joked as we signed the purchasing agreement that we would miss the house hunt only because Helen was able to meet and exceed our standards and expectations with all that she showed us and made house hunting so much fun!
Helen was always well prepared with handouts listing information on the properties and was able to ask the appropriate questions to the seller’s agent in order to keep us well informed. What it really came down to for us was that Helen fought on our behalf during negotiations and without her help we would not be 100% ecstatic about our new home and beyond thrilled to have her expertise and resources for our next real estate adventure. Thanks Helen!
It’s not often that seasoned homebuyers are surprised — in a positive way — when searching for a new home. These homebuyers were extraordinarily pleased when we lucked upon Helen Spear in our search for a new home in San Diego. Let us tell you about our fabulous experience with Helen and her team of totally awesome professionals.
In our 34+ years of marriage we’ve had to move many times, both for reasons related to professional advancement as well as service in the military — well known for juggling families about on a regular basis. For the most part, we have been blessed in our 15 episodes of buying and selling homes by being fortunate enough to work with realty professionals around the United States. Some had better qualities and talents than others, but all have been very competent, and successful, agents and brokers. Helen Spear stands out as by far the most dedicated, organized, and wonderfully human real estate professional that we have worked with.
Our own story in this instance was probably not typical. We were not moving across country for a new job, as had often been our history. Rather, we had been attending open houses, on our own as well as working loosely with a friend and former agent, to upsize due to an unexpected planned addition of a mother/mother-in-law and her dog to our family. Our current home was simply too small. Cramming another two souls into our craftsman in old Point Loma would have resulted in disaster. So we had been looking half-heartedly on and off for about a year, anticipating the call that our new family additions were on their way. One day, we happened into an open house that Helen was holding on a parcel that seemed from the flyer in the mail that it might meet our needs. It didn’t, but Helen was attending the showing and her infectious enthusiasm did (not to mention her willingness to go out with us tromping the back yard in her high heels to point out various features of the property).
Helen took the time to learn what we needed, sought out highly suitable candidate homes, and, when we identified a winner through one of the internet apps I was trying out, jumped with us to secure an offer on a very highly sought-after house in a very competitive bidding process — all in just 3 days. She was able to expedite all of the requisite inspections, help us secure financing, and close the deal through her network of proven ancillary service professionals. It was great.
We couldn’t be happier with our new home, and with Helen. We recommend her and her team without reservation, and would certainly look to her should we ever decide to sell our new home (when once again we are able to downsize!).
— Allan Bombard
I am an Arizona real estate attorney and I cannot recommend Ms. Spear highly enough to those seeking an excellent real estate salesperson. When I first hired her (at random) she found my wife and I the perfect downtown condominium exactly meeting our desires. The closing on the purchase transaction was flawless. When it was time to sell, of course I called Helen given our great buying experience. She found a qualified buyer (and also had a back-up offer) within days. Her team of financial agents (escrow, mortgage, etc.) were also highly professional and competent. The closing went forward without a hitch. I can assure you when I buy again in a few years I will be calling her again!
— Sold a condominium home in for approximately $475K in East Village, San Diego, CA
Helen helped me sell my parents’ house last year. It was occupied at the time and we had some difficult circumstances because family members were living there. She was so great at working with our family and considerate of all involved. She had good suggestions for how to prepare the property for sale and wonderful ideas to maximize the space and present the home at its best. She was honest and forthright with the offers presented and gave her expertise in negotiations. I enjoyed working with her. I would definitely recommend her.
— Sold a single-family home for approximately $475K in Bay Park, San Diego, CA
— Laura Morris
When it comes to knowing the market data and real estate in San Diego, I know who to call. Keeping on top of the changing real estate market and knowing what is best for their clients comes easy. Having an agent that I can call on anytime with questions and getting the right answers is what I get. Helen is a knowledgable real estate agent who knows how to use her knowledge of technology and today’s real estate market to be successful. Helen is always a pleassure to work with.
— Sold a multi-family home for approximately $1.175M in La Jolla, CA
My experience with Helen Spear and her staff was completely positive. I was afraid the process of selling my late aunt’s home would be difficult and stressful, primarily because I live a long distance from San Diego and was not available to take care of details as they arose. Helen and her assistant took care of everything, from arranging for needed repairs to enhancing the property in order to improve its saleability. She was always either immediately available or got back to me within a very short time whenever I called. She kept me informed on each step of the process and was able to negotiate a very favorable sales price.
I can recommend Helen Spear without reservation for her professionalism and expertise.
— Sold a single-family home for approximately $950K in Midtown, San Diego, CA
Helen Spear is an incredible real estate professional, and professional is exactly how she runs things. She is a powerful and intuitve woman who is willing to put in the extra mile to make things happen for you. When we were buying our first home, we just needed to give her a few details on what we wanted and literally, because of her knowledge and expertise and incredible listening skills, she found us the perfect home. I think it was even the first one we looked at.
We have referred Helen to many of our friends and she has done fantastic work for everyone. If you are lucky enough to work with Helen, you will know exactly what I mean.
— Bought a single-family home for approximately $725K in Midtown
San Diego, CA — Amanda Ireland
We first met Helen when I responded to a listing on SD Lookup — I called her office and received a call-back within the hour. She had booked appointments for us to see properties of possible interest within a couple of days and kept bringing more properties to our attention until we found our dream home. She skillfully negotiated a complex sea of personalities and issues, and we closed the deal to everyone’s satisfaction.
Helen also sold our home for us after we had moved. That transaction went beautifully and both buyer and seller were very happy. We think Helen is top-notch and are happy to be able to share our satisfaction with others.
— Don & Jan Maxted
After my husband died, the thought of selling the home we shared was an emotional and daunting prospect for me, one that filled me with anxiety. Working on my behalf 24/7, Ms. Spear took what would normally be a very stressful business undertaking and turned it into a smooth, efficient, and easy transaction. She did all the difficult work for me, and did so with ultimate professionalism, knowledge, devotion, and level-headedness.
Ms. Spear listens intently, has an innate ability to understand where her clients are in life, and deals sympathetically with their every concern. Best of all, she negotiated a higher price for my home than I ever imagined I would get. Without reservation, I would recommend Helen Spear for any and all real estate needs.
— Susan Engbring
Helen was wonderful! She helped my dreams become reality. I always wanted to live in Little Italy, but didn't think it'd actually be feasible. As a first time buyer, she assisted me with each step of the process.
— Ashley Franz
Helen Spear assisted my husband and I with finding and closing on our home in Point Loma. She really paid attention to our needs and used expert negotiation skills to help us achieve our goal of closing on our dream house. I would highly recommend Helen Spear to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in our area. She knows the Point Loma area market.
— Beth DeSilva
Helen and her crew worked with expertise and care with a hostile home sell between several owners of our home. I highly recommend her. We sold our home in record time and received a higher than market value with Helen on board.
— Sold a single family home for approximately $550K in Ocean Beach
Helen did a great job helping me sell my condominium. There were plenty of times when the deal seemed like it was going south, but she fought hard and brought the buyer back to the table. I ended up with the highest one bedroom sale in the building in 10 years.
— Tim Callan
As a residential builder, I've worked with many real estate agents, and Helen is as knowledgeable, diligent and professional as any there is. I couldn't recommend Helen more highly!
— Purchased 4959 Collingwood Drive, San Diego, CA
— Ben Ryan
Helen and her team seemed to know what to do in advance. She did not hesitate to step in to facilitate repairs, appraisal, buyers’ loan, termite inspection, escrow. You name it, she had the answer and made sure things got done. When things needed pulling, she pulled. When things needed pushing, she pushed. We got a good deal and a timely close.
— Sold 860 Turquoise #237 & Purchased 1031 America Way, San Diego, CA
— Mike Herskowitz
Helen and her team are real pros. Her decades of experience really show. We had to find it fast and in this market it was not easy. She was on time, precise, and available at any time of day or night. She had all the answers we needed and she understood all our needs.
— Purchased 1404 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA
— Guido Nistri
If I could, I would give Helen ten stars. Her attentiveness, professionalism, attention to detail and level of personal service made the purchase of our beach condo a pure pleasure. I would recommend her without reservation, and would trust her with any and all my future real estate transactions.
— Shira Levin
Helen Spear loves helping people find their dream home. She knows the housing market extremely well, which makes her our trusted real estate adviser. Her attention to details and follow-through are excellent. She is a pleasure to work with!
— Showed home in Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA
My wife and I were referred to Helen and we are so glad we were. She did a fantastic job for us, landing us our dream home in Northern PB. We never would have gotten the house without her help. Her negotiation skills and followup were top-notch, and we were in and out of escrow within 30 days. We have already referred two couples looking for a home to Helen because she is simply the best.
— Damon Francis
I can recommend Helen as a realtor without any reservation. She is friendly, helpful in every way, professional, knowledgeable and a great person. She made my real estate transaction effortless and smooth. She truly is full service. Don’t use anyone else.
— Aaron Levin
Helen was great in helping us narrow down what we were looking for, and what we could afford. She found us a house that totally fit our needs, and we will be staying in for a long time!
— Bought a single-family home in Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA
I am a real estate developer, I have built 2M sq ft of stuff over a 10-year run... I am not an easy client, I have been known to be demanding — and Helen managed everything perfectly — I wanted no aggravation, and I got no aggravation as well as $20,000 more than my ask... it closed on the date stated... Bottom line, Helen’s motto should be “no aggravation” — leave the driving to her — professional and responsive and respectful — if I had another condo, I would list it with her.
— Sold a single-family home for approximately $675K in La Jolla, CA
Helen Spear sold my home back in 2001 and helped me upgrade into a better home. We also shared interests in Hawaii. I found her to be professional, sensitive and more than fair with her concern and help for my needs. I would recommend her for any position or endeavor that she may pursue.
— Joe C.
I was referred to Helen Spear through an associate at work, found Helen to be thoughtful and professional, and she immediately understood goals for my family’s transition to San Diego. My wife and I have been very pleased with her recommendation of Point Loma for our interests, schools and beautiful environment. Helen’s patience, diligence in negotiating for us and responsiveness gave us the confidence of knowing we had the right agent to represent our family.
— Showed home in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA 92106
Helen is great, and I love working with her.
— Showed home in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA 92106
We used Helen as our agent when we purchased our first home in San Diego. Helen made the process very easy and stress-free. She is there for her clients 24/7, but most important is that she is there to listen to your concerns and keeps your needs/wants in her mind throughout the whole process. When we decided to sell our home, without any hesitation we contacted Helen. Once again, she immediately took charge and made the process easier for me.
— Bought a home
I already had two positive experiences with Helen Spear’s assistance on home purchases and I can recommend her to everyone who is interested in exploring the real estate market in San Diego. Helen is a very competent, personable and fully available agent who works with high professionality in the area of San Diego.
— Bought a home
We recently purchased a home in the neighborhood of our dreams with the help of Helen. She is a great realtor and very pleasant to work with. Helen has an extensive knowledge of the real estate market and top negotiating skills. I would highly recommend Helen to anyone who is in need of a realtor.
— Bought a single-family home for approximately $625K in Mission Hills
San Diego, CA — Rita Johnson
Helen was direct and upfront about what she and her staff would bring to the table. They were available around the clock for any questions or concerns and energetic about exposing the property to qualified potential buyers. The efforts paid off and we closed on the sale.
— Sold a home
Helen and Jaimie did a fantastic job! They helped my find a beautiful home in La Jolla. They were always professional, on time, patient, and prepared to answers all the questions I had a first time buyer. I would recommend them to anyone looking for real estate in San Diego.
—Bought a townhome for approximately $475K in La Jolla, CA
Helen Spear did a fantastic job selling this condo! Her communication was prompt, accurate and professional. We highly recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell property. We are out-of-state sellers and she handled the entire transaction seamlessly. We are very satisfied with her performance on all levels.
—Sold a home