After my father-in-law passed away we decided to sell their family home of 60 years. It was going to take a very special agent to be respectful of the sentimental value the home had to us, but diplomatic enough to be upfront about the value of the property and details that needed to be addressed. We called Tony Hanggie, remembering how pleased our friend was after he helped her find the perfect home. At our first meeting it was evident that he WAS our special person.
Getting the home ready to sell was a bit overwhelming. Tony guided us through the process of hiring painters, a handyman and a staging company. Whether using our own contractors or those that he has used in the past, he made sure we were being charged a fair price, that quality work was done and that everyone involved stayed on schedule. He even helped out by meeting with some of them to get estimates when we were unavailable. He went above and beyond in every way.
When holding an open house or property showings he provided us with feedback from perspective buyers and other agents. He offered suggestions that were simple yet effective. He is a wonderful communicator and problem solver.
While Tony is a true professional you always know that you are important to him as a person. He is ethical and honest beyond belief. We had complete faith in all that he told us…no gimmicks, no exaggerations…just plain, sincere honesty.
He simplified the entire selling process. We knew that ours was a unique property and might take a while to sell. Surprisingly, he sold it in just a few weeks for exactly what we anticipated. He stayed on top of the escrow company, the buying agent and us, to assure that escrow closed on time. It was a smooth and seamless transition.
Our relationship has continued long after escrow closed with periodic phone calls just to check in. It was our privilege to work with Tony and it is an honor to know him. Words can’t express the gratitude for all that he did during a difficult time. I cannot imagine working with another agent to buy or sell a property!
Jay and Vanessa Rupp
My wife and I have sold and/or purchased dozens of homes over the years and have we have worked with many real estate brokers and agents. In a recent transaction purchasing a rental property, Tony Hanggie initially represented the seller. Although we very well could have used our relationships with some other real estate agents for our buyer side, after meeting Tony, we learned he possessed the level of skill, professionalism and trustworthy characteristics to also represent us.
In this transaction, there were many moving pieces due to multiple stakeholders contributing to the complexity. I believe Tony’s unique professional experience as a successful prior business owner where he had to overcome significant challenges to build his business played an integral part in ensuring this transaction would be completed. Once you meet him, you will learn just how unique and capable he is.
We all know there are so many real estate agents that claim to have the best interests of their clients in mind, yet so many quickly cave in during in depth negotiations due to their own financial dependence and other commitments. During this transaction, Tony clearly showed us he was at the level of being a business professional not dependent on winning each deal, rather he had a commitment and desire to win with our relationship. And in my business, that makes all the difference in the world.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to anyone seeking a highly talented, committed, and trustworthy real estate professional with the rare capability of finding ways to meet or exceed all parties’ expectations.
John and Jennifer Roshala
We worked with Tony Hanggie for the purchase of our home in Valley Center and he was absolutely great to work with during the entire process. We were relocating from the Midwest and Tony was very helpful during the entire process. Tony expertly helped us get through every hurdle that came up, which allowed us to close on time. I would highly recommend Tony as your realtor. You won't be sorry!
Andy & Anita Targosz
If you are in the market for a Real Estate agent you need to look no further. Tony Hanggie has assisted our family with the last 2 properties that we needed to sell. One was our personal residence and the other a rental. Tony is professional, knowledgeable and friendly and has the experience needed to get the job done. His attention to detail and his approach to hard work is a notch above. We felt very confident doing business with Tony and would not hesitate to use his services again. Whether you are in Carlsbad or Murrieta, Tony Hanggie is our #1 choice!
Thanks Tony, for all your hard work. I know that we had a ton of questions, but you were patient and took the time to make sure we had all the answers we needed to feel confident about each step along the way. Thanks again and we look forward to using your services in the future. Wishing you the best.
Ken and Denise Robinson
Tony Hanggie has always been a very hard worker, very kind and sensitive and very patient. I owned my house for 40 years and it was very sad for me to have to sell my home. When I called Tony he came over and sat with me and talked with me helping me to deal with my hard decisions. Whenever I felt overwhelmed he helped me get through the process. Even after the house was sold he kept in touch with me making sure everything was going well. I always felt that no matter what, I could call Tony and ask what he thought.
I would highly recommend Tony for finding a home or selling a home, anything that you need he can help you with. He is very honest and will always let you know what is the right choice or the wrong choice. He helps you get through what others would say nothing about. When you are buying a house that is new he knows that often the real estate agents will ask you to pay for something that their companies should be paying for, he knows the difference. I am blessed to have him as my Real Estate Professional.
"Tony Hanggie hit the ground running. Because I was a relocation client, Tony had a lot on his plate in terms of finding a home for my family: excellent schools, parks, access for grandparents, proximity to shopping and work, as well as price range, number of rooms, square footage, etc. Compounding these requirements was the fact that I was unfamiliar with the area. I quickly understood that I could rely on Tony's years of experience and thoughtful counsel. Tony worked around my unpredictable schedule, and was always responsive (and patient.) Finally, Tony and his team made closing an efficient process, making sure nothing fell through the cracks. I am 100% satisfied with the service I received from Tony."
"We recently purchased a home with Tony and the experience could not have been more pleasant. From our first contact, we found Tony to be very attentive and informative. Tony brought with him years of real estate experience in the area that we were interested in which provided insight that we would not have otherwise been exposed to. Night or day, Tony was always timely with e-mail and telephone call responses to all of our concerns and was quick to schedule showings that were discovered last minute. Tony was very effective in taking our list of wants and developing a list of properties that met each of our needs. While we had a list of properties that we had collected prior to meeting with Tony, it was a property that Tony introduced us to that we eventually purchased. The consummate professional, I would recommend Tony to any buyer seeking the most efficient and informative home buying process."
Michael & Melissa Grossman
Valley Center, CA – Aug. 2014
"My wife and I moved across country from Boston to San Diego this past January. Tony guided us throughout our 7 month long house hunting journey. Not knowing anything about west coast's real estate market and home buying process, we heavily relied on Tony's expertise in the San Diego market.
When we first started looking, Tony patiently took the time to understand our needs and made recommendation on what communities would best suit our desired lifestyle. After seeing each house, Tony would take the time to discuss what we liked and disliked about the property to further analyze and tailor the selection criteria.
Besides Tony's highly personalized service, we are also impressed with how much he cares about his clients - he would always make sure to point out the details that not everyone sees in the properties when he analyzes the property's potential fit to our criteria.
When we were ready to make an offer on our dream house, Tony was there every step of the way to protect our best interests. Tony continued to guided and negotiate for us throughout the rest of the purchase and inspection process, and provided great renovation ideas for improving our home's future resale value.
I would definitely recommend Tony to anyone whos looking to buy or sell properties - we have worked with many realtors in the past and I can honestly say that Tony was the best one that we have worked with. Tony helped us coordinate with our realtors, lawyers, and escrow to close both our property in Boston and San Diego - it would have been nearly impossible without Tony!"
Tony and Pei Wang
La Jolla, CA – July 2014
“I have lived in the area for over 3 decades and met many, many real estate agents over that time. I had the great fortune to meet Tony when I began my search for a new home. He listened closely to what was important in my search and showed me properties that specifically spoke to my wishes. Once we located a potential home, he was a consummate professional in his negotiations. I felt he was advocating for me, rather than trying to close a sale. When he had concerns, he expressed them and made sure we were on the same page along the way. He readily and successfully negotiated with the seller to get me the best deal and saved me not only money, but time and potential headaches. He facilitated a very quick close and even made a personal visit when needed to the escrow company to move things along. Even after the sale was closed, Tony followed up with me to make sure that I was getting the help and support I needed to get some remodeling done.
Tony consistently impressed me with his integrity, uncompromising commitment to customer service and his willingness to go the extra mile in every way possible. To make an extraordinary experience even better, he is a great guy and an absolute pleasure to work with.
It is sometimes difficult to refer friends and colleagues to others as one always worries that their experience will not mirror mine. In this case, I have no worry at all. I have complete confidence in Tony and will refer, even brag, about him and know that he will exceed even the highest expectations.”
Carlsbad, CA – Jan 2014
"I worked with Tony on my house purchase in Carlsbad when relocating from Northern California. Tony took time to understand my requirements, needs and criteria and presented me with the proper selection of houses for sale within my criteria. He was very proactive and flexible in showing me the properties available and provided additional information about the location, which helped me with my decision.
The extra mile he went when working with me was at the time of the offer and during the closing period as I traveled extensively outside of the US in that time.
Offer, counter-offer and acceptance documents were all handled electronically, with incredible speed and accuracy. Tony kept all parties informed on up to date status, needs and next steps. He stayed in touch with all parties – seller agent, my loan consultant, escrow company, bank and made sure that all documents are done promptly and that there are no unnecessary delays which could endanger closing. With all his efforts, I was able to close the sale just two days after my return to the US.
Working with Tony was definitely a great experience, and thanks to him I now have new house in Carlsbad.
I can recommend Tony to anyone who is looking to buy new house in his territory."
Carlsbad, CA Nov. 2013
"I wanted to send you a short message to thank you again for all your help and support throughout the process of selecting and finally choosing the right house for us here in Carlsbad.
Being new to this area and having spent the past 17 years in the same house in Northern California you had your hands full! The family was full of skepticism and finding the right place was going to be a challenge. Your approach of isolating a few key neighborhoods and sticking to these locations was right on the mark!
With inventory so tight during our search process and our impending move dates looming your patience and experience really paid off. When we finally found our home you guided us through the close process like a true professional, even when that got tough!!
Finally, the network of support you have with post close services was invaluable. Your teammates have been gracious, professional and supportive.
In conclusion, I want you to know that it meant a lot to us to work with a trusted partner and when you are new in an area that isn’t always possible but after having worked with you for the past several months I can say you have shown to us to be a trusted partner and a good friend in the area."
Wayne and Marianne Woodard
Carlsbad, CA Aug. 2013
"We closed escrow on our new home yesterday! Our realtor said that in their 20+ years in the business they've never witnessed a faster escrow - - 4 days! Tony Hanggie did an A+ job in holding our hand and helping us through this process. I'll recommend him / his team to anyone wanting a good, knowledgeable realtor / mortgage team Thanks so much for the referral!"
Todd Rockwell & Linda Moore
"Tony has worked with us since July of 1999. He is most professional and knowledgeable in the field. He listens well and responds promptly and always in an appropriate way to meet our real estate needs. He is always available for any questions that may arise. Tony has worked tirelessly to present appropriate properties, walking us through the loan process, getting the best rates, and then following through the entire process. Tony has worked with us in matters concerning our primary residence, rental properties, financing and re-financing. He is ethical and a credit to his profession."
Don & Ann Walker
"Tony's commitment to excellence and integrity speaks volumes for his character - trust is priceless and Tony defines trust. Tony made our home buying experience truly exciting. There is no doubt when it's time for us to engage in another Real Estate transaction - Tony will lead the effort on our behalf!"
"Tony was extremely helpful in the purchase of our new home. His knowledge of the area and of real estate issues helped a smooth transition to a new country. He clearly communicated and responded timely to any questions that arose. We would work with Tony again if the opportunity arose."
Tim & Rachel Dennis
"With my family of four, crammed into a small home with an upside down mortgage, I was becoming desperate. A friend recommended I contact Tony to discuss my options. Tony was knowledgeable, friendly, and very responsive to all my needs. His patience, during my indecisive moments and encouragement through anxious times, made all the difference in the world. Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience; Tony walked me through every aspect – always ensuring that I was happy each step of the way. I recommend Tony to all friends and family. We love our new home!!!"
"Moving from Hawaii was hard enough. My husband was set to deploy to Iraq 2 months after our move. Not the ideal situation to be in with 2 kids but Tony made every step of our first time home buy amazing. I never imagined my real estate agent feeling like family but that is how I feel about Tony. He worked around the clock and across states to make the process as smooth and stress free as possible. I was blessed to have been referred to Tony and will continue to pass on the amazing experience I had to others. The best part is he truly cared about my family and getting us into the best home, making it a memory and not a transaction. Thank you forever."
"Tony helped us with the selling of our previous property and the purchase of our new home. It was a tremendous undertaking to coordinate both at the same time and make it work, but he did and we cannot begin to express our sincere gratitude for the level of effort he put in as he helped us navigate the journey of the real estate market. Tony's honest, professional approach and knowledge base gave us the right information to make our property marketable. Using his advice, we sold our property within a week after receiving the first offers within hours of listing!
While buying, we were able to negotiate into a property that originally was unobtainable due to circumstances beyond any of our control. It was the house all others we viewed were compared to. To make the house a reality, Tony was aggressive, but cordial on our behalf in his approach making the seller and the seller's agent comfortable with us as prospective buyers. My wife and I firmly believe if not for Tony's hard work, we would not be in that house today.
One of the key attributes of Tony's success is his responsiveness to his clients. During the buying and selling process, there is a tremendous amount of communication and coordination and quite simply some underlying uncertainty. Tony made us feel comfortable through the whole process by answering questions as they came up and staying one step ahead as a guide to ensure all the bumps in the road were smooth prior to us having to endure them, even if things were out of our control. It truly felt as if we were his only clients.
Tony was able to help us complete our journey start to finish in less than six weeks! Unquestionably, we recommend Tony to anyone who is planning on navigating the real estate market for themselves.
As a parting note, while the review above was expressly of those of my wife and I, as a true testament to what Tony can do for you is the comments we received from other Realtors and prospective buyers who all said, Tony had done a tremendous job of advertising and marketing our home and his professionalism and attention to detail made it easy for them to share their thoughts with us, which they ordinarily wouldn't do."
Steve & Jamie Cruz,
Carlsbad, CA Feb. - 2012
"My wife and I were extremely appreciative of Tony's work as he guided us through a long and challenging sales process in a down market. He put a great deal of time and effort into the process, never lost his optimism and never put making a sale ahead of helping us achieve our goals. Tony is one of the few real estate professionals I have worked with that I would confidently recommend to family and close friends."
Chris & Christie Cerone
Carlsbad, CA Feb. 2012
"My husband & I bought a single family home in North County with the help of Tony Hanggie back in 2010. He was so knowledgeable in the realty field we decided to use him as our agent to short sale our condo in North Park which he did successfully with a lot of hard work & persistence. Working with Tony is effortless - he's very detailed oriented, helpful & kind. If you're looking to buy or sell a home, Tony is the one to call.
Encinitas, CA April 2012