Why hire me as your downtown San Diego real estate agent?

  • – I live and breathe downtown San Diego (12+ years so far)
  • – I only charge downtown condo sellers 1.5% as a listing agent (details)
  • – It’s free to hire me as your buyer’s agent
  • – I help renters find properties for free
  • Landlords – I share that equally with co-op brokers
  • – I give 10% of all gross commissions earned to downtown charities
  • – I’m easy to work with – ask anybody (see below or go to Yelp)

 


 

About Me

After earning his J.D., Alan found his way to San Diego while pursuing his LL.M in Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law. A member of the State Bar of California since 1998, Alan decided to forego his career as an attorney and pursue his true passion – real estate.

Building upon his professionalism and negotiation skills learned as an attorney, Alan brings honesty and integrity to each real estate transaction. He enjoys helping buyers and sellers achieve their dreams and goals. In his free time, Alan loves spending time at the beach, playing bass guitar, and seeking out live music performances.

Alan is dedicated to running a hyperlocal, downtown San Diego focused, consumer-centric, tech savvy, philanthropic real estate brokerage.  Buyers pay zero commission.  Renters pay zero commission.  Sellers pay 1.5% on the listing side (usually a total of 4% total per transaction – most agents charge 5% or 6%).  Helping landlords, too.  And Alan donates 10% of all gross commissions earned to downtown charities to improve the community in which we live, work, and play.

CA DRE # 01418974

 

Testimonials

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We recently purchased a condo in downtown San Diego with the assistance of Alan Hamrick. Since we were from out of town, Alan’s assistance was crucial in the entire process. His depth and breadth of knowledge about the real estate market in downtown San Diego was amazing. He guided us through all aspects of the search and subsequent purchase. Alan is an extremely patient individual and you don’t feel any pressure with him. He is also very frank with you, pointing out all the positives as well as negatives of the properties we looked at. He made the entire process a very smooth and stress free experience. I highly recommend Alan Hamrick as your agent if you are looking at purchasing property in San Diego.

— 2009 Downtown San Diego Penthouse Buyers

Alan has helped us with our real estate needs for over the past 3 years.  He’s incredibly knowledgeable on living in and around downtown San Diego.  As my wife and I tried to answer questions about where to live, do we rent or buy, how much can we afford, what are our priorities and must haves, Alan was always able to provide advice, resources, and knowledge on the many options that best suited our needs and desires.  His knowledge of downtown condo buildings, amenities, unit layout and features, current listings, and future potential seems unsurpassed.  Alan also helped us by researching downtown and nearby neighborhoods with single family home sites for our growing family.

During the offer, negotiation, and closing on our recent home purchase, Alan’s ability to gather resources, sort through complex legal, tax, and real estate documents, and explain them to us in laymen’s terms was invaluable to us in informing us what we were actually buying and how the process worked.  His negotiation skills were great and helped us reach an agreement that was within our means.  As first time homebuyers his patience with us during this process was incredible – especially with my wife who in her loving way wants to know everything immediately.

Alan’s business philosophy suits our needs.  He’s in it with us for the long haul.  He’s not out to sell us a property quickly, then pass the paperwork off to someone else, and move on to the next buyer/seller.  We know that Alan will be with us to help us with our housing needs for years to come.

— 2009 First-time Homebuyers

I have worked with several Realtors and Alan Hamrick is by far the best I know. I met him when I was just starting to look for a unique high end condo. He quickly realized that what I was looking for could only be found within a select few of the many downtown buildings. After visiting a few properties and not finding exactly what I wanted, I put my search on hold. Alan, in a most professional manner, continued to look for me and only contacted me occasionally when he saw a distinctive property on the market. Needless to say, he helped me find the perfect property. Alan’s legal and tax background were invaluable during the negotiation and document phases of my purchase and I feel I got the best purchase price possible. Alan has been a pleasure to work with and took a lot of the stress of buying a new condo off of my shoulders.

— 2008 Downtown Buyer

Alan’s real estate competence and legal background were invaluable to us. He guided us through two difficult escrows that were terminated due to the other parties’ actions, and then helped us through two subsequent successful escrows (vacant land and a single-family residence). Alan’s advice always proved good, and his and negotiating skills resulted in the right outcome in every case. Alan brings together a great combination of knowledge, interpersonal skills, and work ethic, and he has our highest recommendation.

— Fall/Winter 2008 Buyers

Alan was great to work with! We initially approached him before we were ready to seriously start looking and he gave us all the time and attention we needed. He made it very easy for us to move forward in the manner we wanted.  He really came through, working with us several days a week and multiple weekends in a row.  When we finally found a place we loved, Alan negotiated a fantastic price for us! Truly, everything worked out exactly as we wished it would, and Alan had a lot to do with that. Since we’ve closed escrow, Alan has continued to be there for us, following up on some of our new homeowner questions. We would definitely recommend working with Alan!

— Summer 2008 Buyers

Thank you so much for all your amazing help during the entire home buying process. It has been wonderful working with you and I truly appreciate all the hard work you put in to make this an easy, comfortable experience for me. I never felt rushed and always knew you had my best interests in mind. I know you put a lot of effort into making my home purchase a success and I appreciate it. I will definitely be passing your name and information on to others. Everyone should have as good of an experience as I did.

— April 2008 Buyer

We highly recommend Alan Hamrick if you are buying and/or selling real estate in San Diego County.  Alan is extremely knowledgeable about the industry and current market.  He was very thorough with all the paperwork throughout the transaction not to mention extremely patient – always taking the time to listen to our needs and concerns.  Alan truly strives in customer service and making sure you understand and are comfortable with every detail along the complex journey of buying or selling your home.  We look forward to maintaining our relationship with Alan for our future real estate endeavors.

— 2007 Sellers & Replacement Buyers

Working with Alan as our Realtor was a great experience.  Alan was very knowledgeable and informative about the real estate market which gave us great confidence in his ability.  He helped us sell our condo at a very difficult time.  Alan has an extensive background in business and law which definitely gives him an added edge over other Realtors.  Additionally, his customer service was always prompt and courteous.  Without a doubt, we would hire Alan again to be our Realtor and would recommend him to others.

— 2007 Sellers

Working with Alan through our home search and buying process gave us such an incredible feeling of security and comfort. It was clear that Alan’s priority was our satisfaction and happiness. He encouraged us to look extensively and take our time with making an offer. We have been involved in several other real estate transactions; From what we have seen, Alan’s thoroughness and professionalism are unparalleled. When we need the services of a real estate agent again, we will not hesitate to re-enlist Alan!

— 2007 Buyers

Alan Hamrick did a great job for us. In terms of professionalism and attention to detail, it would be hard to beat him. As Alan reminds all of his clients, selling your home is a legal transaction and it is the largest dollar transaction most people are likely to undertake in their personal life. For these reasons, it is important that you work with someone who has actually studied real estate law and actually reads every single word of every contract. A lot of what’s involved in selling your home is procedural: contracts, disclosure forms, inspections, appraisals, etc. Alan Hamrick seems to be an expert when it comes to each and every element of the process. His turnaround time is super fast; we were always waiting on the buyer’s agent, never Alan. Alan also did a fantastic job marketing our home. He is always available and is very candid about what it takes to be successful. When the market is soft, you can’t afford to miss a single prospective buyer. From the time that our house went live, Alan was constantly engaged; making sure the pictures looked great, following up with buyers’ agents and soliciting feedback, monitoring comparables and activity, etc. Actually, we had success selling our home at a good price in a very short timeframe. Basically, Alan is very good at his job.

— 2006 Little Italy Sellers

Alan, thank you so much for all of your help and patience over the past few months. We appreciate your professionalism and honesty throughout the buying and selling processes. Real estate endeavors, while exciting, are very overwhelming and the expertise you have as a lawyer and communicator instilled confidence in us as we completed the paperwork and negotiations.  Your thoroughness and ability to explain the often confusing legalities of real estate transactions enabled us to be educated buyers and sellers. Your expertise enabled us to trust you wholeheartedly, which is vital in such an important, life-changing event as selling or buying a home.

— 2005 Sellers & Simultaneous Buyers

We were very happy with the services Alan Hamrick provided as our Realtor during the spring/summer of 2005. We were selling a one bedroom condo in San Diego and had already purchased a home in another state. We were leaving San Diego and had a moving date set, so we were anxious to have a fast sale. Alan was an excellent judge of the local market. Alan helped us set a competitive price for our condo and gave us tips on presenting our home. He guided us expertly through rejecting an early low bid for our home, and we ultimately sold the condo for our asking price! He was very attentive to detail during the whole process and was easy to work with, even as we had to deal with the final paperwork from our new state. We would recommend Alan to anyone trying to sell a condo or home in the San Diego area.

— 2005 Condo Sellers