Patty defines attention to detail! She treats every home sale as though it were her very own home and gets the job done! Best realtor we've ever had! Sharleen D.


- Seller






We loved working with Patty! She made the process a lot easier for us, answered all our questions and went above and beyond for us! Thank you Patty for all your hard work!


- Buyers





Patty knows Carmel Valley like no one else! She is aggressive and will work for you to get the best results. Personal relationships matter to her , so it's never just about business.


- Buyer





Obtained an excellent price for our home in a difficult market. Very caring, flexible and pleasant in all her dealings. Very professional with exceptional knowledge of the Real Estate market. Recommend her highly.


- Seller





Patty is very knowledgeable and knows it's the outs of the real estate market in the San Diego area. She is someone you would like on your side and to represent you in your real estate needs. Highly recommend her.


- Buyer







Love what Patty has been done for us. She is the best agent I ever had and extremely knowledgeable to local real estate market. The best about Patty is that she takes great care of her clients and always so responsive. I'm highly recommending her to anyone with real estate needs in Camel Valley.


- Seller





Patty helped me sell my house and she was amazing! She helped me with everything I needed to do to get it ready to sell and she made a process that I was dreading actually seem manageable, and maybe even a little fun. She was upfront and honest throughout the process and absolutely a pleasure to deal with.


- Jill Irvin





Patty is very professional and efficient. She helped us to purchase a wonderful home in highly competitive Carmel Valley area. She is knowledgeable and very patient to explain everything for us, the first home buyer. She is caring and responsive during the whole purchase process. We really like working with her!


- Buyer





Patty Contreras is who you want if you want to sell your home in Carmel Valley. She knows the area, works very hard to get you the best price - you won't be disappointed. There are many agents out there, but none that I know have her experience. She is very responsive and is very easy to deal with, I highly recommend her as a seller's agent.


- Jeff Dort





As an out of area realtor, Patty Contreras took Point Loma by storm and sold my home for the highest selling price in Fleetridge. Patty transformed the out-of-date home to an exquisite showpiece. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to drive the house through the whole sales process provided the catalyst for the best sales process possible.


- Laura Hodge





Patty is very knowledgeable. She is very familiar with all the houses in 92130, their builders, their models, their pros and cons, which would greatly save you time if house hunting, especially when you just reloed from out of state and are blind of 92130. We bought our house through Patty in Feb 2013 and I still feel lucky we got it. I recommend Patty as your realtor.

- Buyer







I would recommend Patty to anyone that wants to get top dollar for their home. Patty is a professional through and through and is dedicated to the people she works with. She entered my life at the worst possible time and was amazing. She goes above and beyond and is a very hard worker with amazing integrity. I would hightly recommend Patty with absolutely no reservation.


- Seller





Patty was a true professional. We needed to find a house in a hurry. She listened to what we wanted and she found our dream home within 2 days. She recommended the offer and it was accepted immediately. Her follow up was amazing. She even had the house cleaned including carpets before we moved in. We highly recommend Patty. Nigel and Vicky Mallett


- Nigel Mallett





Patty Contreras is THE go-to realtor for Carmel Valley. She knows the market, the schools, the neighborhoods, the good, and the bad. She is very honest and caring. She helped us get top dollar for our home. I highly recommend her for anyone buying or selling. She was present for every showing. Her recommendations and advice made the process a success. Call Patty!


- Seller





Patty knows the area extremely well and made sure that I was aware of all of the choices available to me. She was always available to answer a question from me or another agent related to my transaction. Patty knows everyone! She has the highest quality connections to get everything done related to your home. Most important, Patty knew how to close the deal so I got the home of my dreams.


- Buyer





Thanks to Patty, I just moved into my PERFECT new home! She took the time and energy to get to know my family and knew exactly what we were looking for and she found it for us. Each day I have to pinch myself as we are in our dream home which had 21 other offers! Thank you Patty for all you have done for us. We would not be where we are now without your attention and dedication.


- Kim Scott





Patty Contreras is truly the best! She always makes her clients her top priority and her attention to detail is like nothing I have ever seen. I highly recommend Patty to anyone buying or selling a home. During my selling process I never had to worry about one detail. Patty is a perfectionist. My home sold within hours of going on the market. I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Patty.


- Mary Savoy





Patty has been one of our clients for years, and we both appreciate accountable business styles. She is very responsive in her real estate transaction work and is honest, reliable and fast with accurate answers. During a recent transaction with her, she always recommended the best course of action and decided to fully disclose all the facts to the buyer’s team unconditionally and quickly. I would recommend her without reservation.


- Linda Catalina





My husband and I had completely different wants in a home. We couldn't have been further apart with our priorities. The fact that we even have a home and stayed married long enough to laugh about it today is amazing. I would have hated to have had us as clients. Patty managed to endure us and put us in a great home - where we live today. Her input and guidance to the right house was spot on. Patty will sell us our next home.


- Buyer






Patty is a true professional! I had many choices in choosing an agent, but I chose her based on her unique style, professionalism and track record. Which she totally lived up to all those qualities and more. Patty and her team were attentive and responsive to any issues or concerns and made selling our home easy. I highly recommend her and trust that she will do her best to get the desired price and to sell your home as quickly as possible.


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 Seller







Patty sold our house just over a year ago. The entire experience went smoothly and successfully. We were able to sell our house in 3 days for full asking price! I know this was due to Patty’s experience, vision, and professionalism. She knew exactly what we needed to show our house in a way that highlighted our home and presented it in the best light possible. Her commitment to her clients is genuine and expert. If you want to sell your home or are in the market for a house she will work for YOU.


- Seller






We would highly recommend Patty Contreras for buying and selling homes. Patty has helped our parents sell their home for top price, 7 of our closest friends/neighbors buy/sell their home at the best price, just helped us buy our future home and will soon be helping us sell our current home. Patty's knowledge, expertise, professionalism, resources, attention to detail and ability to negotiate surpasses all others. If you put your trust and home needs in Patty's hands, it'll be the BEST decision you make (financially and emotionally).


- Seller





I have been a real estate investor since 1977 and Patty Contreras is by far and away absolutely the very best real estate professional that I have dealt with. She is very professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, hard working, honest, kind, caring, and talented. She represented my wife and I in both a real estate sale and a real estate purchase, and she preformed great attention to detail, great negotiating skills, and she worked hard to make sure that everything went smoothly for us. We are happy to give her our highest possible recommendation.


- Buyer





Patty was a wonderful agent from beginning to end! She had earned a great reputation in the neighborhood for selling properties for record prices, and she took on our house with the same vigor and determination. From the start, she organized and deployed her expert team - gardeners, painters, stagers - to prepare the house. Patty’s management of all aspects of the sale got us a full price offer the first weekend of our open house! I highly recommend Patty as an agent. She’s a great communicator, expert negotiator, and consummate professional!


- Seller





Patty knows the area extremely well. She knows all the communities and the pros and cons of each community. This had been extremely helpful for us when we were relocating from out of town. Patty is also very efficient in all the processes from finding a house for us to making the deal for us. She always responded to our questions immediately. She always finds a way to get answers for us. She knows the market very well and was able to recommend an offering price that would work out. She is honest and earned our trust as buyers quickly. With that trust, she was able to help us to buy a house that we still love today.


- Buyer





Patty’s knowledge and professionalism are second to NONE. Her work ethic is incredible and she was available morning and night. An eye for detail is apparent in her staging and improvement suggestions to help you get top dollar for your home. She has a treasure trove of people and services available to help you through the process. Follow up and keeping her eye on the ball is yet another strength. Patty was able to represent my husband and I as sellers and the buyer of our home and keep that in balance. I would not hesitate to recommend Patty for all of your real estate needs whether you are buying or selling.


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 Maggie Hood






When I first met with Patty Contreras to sell my house, I was very impressed. She was well prepared and very knowledgeable about my home and the area. She is very organized and has a great team of painters, handymen and stagers to get the house in tip top shape quickly and for a reasonable price. Patty is on top of everything and made the process so easy for me to sell. She will work overtime for you. She is also very professional. My house sold with multiple offers on the first day at top price for the area. I tell everyone about my great experience I had with Patty and if you need a realtor to help you buy or sell, Patty is who you will want to hire.


- Robyn Kerr






Patty knows 92130 area expertly. She has lived in the area and can speak from personal knowledge about the schools and the community. She is very professional as well as very pleasant to work with. Patty listed our house and went right to work lining up staging and a professional photographer to take amazing pictures for the website and the flyer. She was always available for a phone call or a question and was extremely considerate when scheduling showings and open houses. We can't say enough about what a good experience it was to sell our home with Patty. It sold quickly and we got the price we wanted. We highly recommend Patty without hesitation.


- Seller





Patty is awesome. We have used Patty to buy and sell several homes over the years and there is no one I would trust more than Patty to represent us. She brings a wealth of real estate experience with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Patty always has her client’s best interests in mind and we have trusted her implicitly to negotiate on our behalf. She has outstanding leadership and communication skills that is required to close any transaction. I highly recommend Patty for anyone looking for an experienced, honest, driven, and proven real estate professional. I promise you will be extremely satisfied with her results as we have been over the years.


- Tony Costa






Patty represented us in both the sale of our home in CV and the purchase of our dream home in RSF. From the very beginning Patty was realistic and a good coach to better prepare for both transactions. Once in Escrow she explain the process and gives you confidence that she is on your side and follow all the way thru to complete the transactions. The coaching and support in all aspects of sale and purchase is key as she knows how far she can go in all negotiations and legal disclosures as well as all property inspections etc. I would recommend Patricia any time for both, purchase and sale of your property. My home in 2013 was the highest sold price within that neighborhood.


- Seller





It took us nearly a year to find our new home. During this year, Patty guided us through many properties. She has been supportive and extremely knowledgeable. From our initial meeting, Patty was attentive to our requests and she was always available to answer our questions including on weekends and holidays. Throughout the process, Patty presented us with updated information. She has been always willing to explain every step of the process. And she continues assisting us and answering our questions even after the completion of the purchase. We have found Patty to be an outstanding professional who maintains high ethical standards and we unequivocally recommend working with her.


- Shezifi Family






I have known Patty Contreras since we volunteered together on the Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars board. When my plans changed and I needed assistance with a long-term rental property, I immediately turned to Patty. She reviewed my options and took care of all the details, including listing the property for sale and for rent, handling staging and showing at multiple open houses, and presenting multiple offers. Patty provided clear and concise alternatives when it came time to make a decision, and made a quick escrow go very smoothly. As the president of a technology consulting firm, I travel extensively and my time is limited. I would recommend Patty as the consummate professional who takes charge, leaves nothing to chance, and delivers results.


- Seller





Patty helped us buy our first house in Carmel Valley of San Diego, when we moved from outside state and knew nothing about San Diego. She was very knowledgeable to real estate, geography we are interested and highly precise on help make the decision. On top of these points, we felt she is trustable, so we bought the current house based on her recommendation with one time viewing (even without looking at the garage when we viewed the house before making the purchase decision). As a result, we bought the house within the first week after moved to San Diego. In summary, Patty is highly knowledgeable to the area, real estate market and house properties. She is also fun to work with and highly trustable. I will not hesitate at all to work with her again if the chance is coming.


- Buyer






When we decided we wanted to buy a new home we weren't exactly sure which neighborhood and we knew sort of what we wanted but not exactly. Patty asked us a lot of questions, got to know us and really listened to what we told her. She knew so much about all the areas we were interested in looking at! And taught us about things we didn't even know we should be looking for! She then began showing us our different neighborhood options, home options, etc. She showed us a lot of houses! She wanted to make sure we got exactly what we wanted and found us a place that wasn't just a house it was a home! When we finally found one we both loved it was a bidding war, but with Patty's expertise, persistence and people skills Patty got us our home! I would and have highly recommended Patty to anyone looking for a home!


- Buyer





I am not sure if I can adequately express my positive experience with Patty Contreras. I owned property in San Diego, but live in Philadelphia. Patty took care of everything regarding the sale of my home, and I did not have to make one trip out to San Diego. She advertised the property well, suggested beautiful staging, and showed the property immediately. The property was on the market for only one day and we went into Escrow. At that time, there were several repairs that needed to be done, and Patty hired the contractor (who was so reasonable and competent), she put pressure on the HOA to fix leaks, and we closed Escrow in 30 days. Patty went above and beyond to ensure that my property was sold in a timely manner, minimizing stress on me. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you want to sell your house, go with Patty!!


- Seller





Patty is fabulous! She is sharp keyed in to what sells and doesn't what are good locations to live and is a wealth of knowledge! She is extremely well connected if issues arise, has assertive negotiating skills and works very hard to "get the job done". She answered all our questions quickly, efficiently and was available by text-even when on vacation. I really appreciated her honesty and assessment of the real estate we looked at for value and location. She is very client focused and will work diligently for you she tirelessly will show you properties until you find what you want and she has keen assessment skills of what you will like and she is right on! She has a wealth of knowledge and resources she can call on if the need arises. her staging of homes for sale is impeccable. We have used Patty for 3 transactions and would use her again in a minute!


- Buyer





My colleagues recommended Patty to me. She deserved it. I would do the same, recommending her to friends and colleagues for house hunting in San Diego, particularly in the areas of Carmel valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo and Carmel Mountain. Patty is very experienced agent who can bring you with tons of knowledge in the local real estate market/business. Patty is caring of her customers and has no hesitation to provide both positive and negative comments on many properties we saw together. In many cases I fell in love with a property but she advised against it and explain why. She is also very skillful in deal with issues coming up from house inspections and has been very helpful with finding service providers. In short, her performance is beyond a real estate agent and worthwhile to work with your next house shopping.


- Buyer





My experience with Patty was excellent in all aspects. I had met Patty years before when I first moved to San Diego. At that time she worked with us to understand what we really wanted (not just what we thought we wanted) and found our dream home. This time we were selling that home and Patty again was amazing. She convinced us to stage the home which was a critical decision. The staging made such a difference and really increased the value of the home and we had several offers within the first week. That is when her process expertise kicked in. She identified the best buyer and worked to remove any contingencies and negotiated a full price offer which closed quickly. She was available at all times which was important due to several trips I had taken during the process. I cannot say enough about how much I respect her skills and would recommend her to anyone.


- Seller





Our neighbor is a Realtor and a close personal friend is as well. We met Patty during our buying and selling process. You can't list enough praise for Patty. She knows Carmel Valley, the homes, the neighborhoods, the models and even the owners of the houses. She can tell you building flaws from each builder for each model. She has a team of reasonable trustworthy contractors to help with repairs. Patty works 24/7! You can text her at 11p at night and she'll answer you right away. She'll take you to houses that may not even be on the market or are in escrow to show you the positives and negatives and give you better insight. She knows what's coming on the market and the price points. Patty hosted an open house for us. Without exaggeration, there was a line out the door and we had 7 written in hand with money offers the next day. Patty is honest, excellent, conscientious and a hard worker. I'm not her relative, just a very satisfied client!


- Buyer & Seller






We have used Patty for 2 sales of our house and 1 purchase and would highly recommend her. During one transaction we had an extremely difficult seller and Patty was there every step of the way representing us and making sure things went smoothly. Both of our homes that Patty sold went for the highest dollar amount in the neighborhood and sold within the first week and she did an excellent job negotiating the purchase of our home. Patty has an arsenal of excellent people that she uses from photographers to painters to escrow and everything in between so she brings with her a great support system available to you for whatever you need. We have bought/sold a lot of homes in our lifetime and Patty is by far the best. She always goes above and beyond and you really feel that she is always there with your best interest at heart. Patty's professionalism, knowledge, experience, temperament and support staff set her above all the rest - would highly recommend her!!!


- Debbie Costa





We worked with Patty when we recently sold our home and purchased another. She is highly knowledgeable, professional and ethical. She ensured that our home was prepared prior to being put on the market so that when it did go up for sale, we would get top dollar. We were incredibly pleased with that preparation and Patty's high standards. We got a great offer the minute it went on the market, even before the Wednesday Caravan! On the purchase of our new home, Patty was responsive and thorough, following up on each inspection, and ensuring that we had the information needed about the new home. She followed up on escrow close date, and made sure it all went smoothly. We were very happy to have her represent us during the details of the purchase transaction. Patty has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the real estate market in San Diego, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and North County. She knows school districts, market value of homes, the communities, and what buyers want. We have had experience with several real estate agents, and would highly recommend Patty.


- Brenda Flores





Patty is the best. It’s that simple. We met with numerous Realtors before we decided to list our home with Patty, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. Not only did we get top dollar for our home, but we also managed to sell our home and purchase our new home on the SAME DAY, closing escrow just a few hours apart. That type of coordination never would have happened without Patty. Patty also has a team of professionals that are invaluable during the buying/selling process. Need a mortgage specialist? A reliable contractor for minor repairs? Perhaps a landscaper to enhance your home’s curb appeal? How about a stager who will showcase your home? Need a pool or home inspector for your new home? No problem – all it takes is one phone call from Patty and they are at your disposal. Patty is professional, knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She will be in constant contact with you via phone, texts or emails during the entire real estate transaction. But the best thing about Patty is that she values your relationship, not only as a client, but as a friend. Highly, highly recommend.


- Seller





Throughout the time she worked with us on the sale of our previous home, Patty proved herself to be professional and knowledgeable. We truly appreciated how she always responded promptly to our communications and upheld high standards of integrity. Naturally, we wanted to work with Patty again when faced with relocating to an area in Northern California that was entirely new to us. Like the true professional she is, she did not grab the opportunity to represent us in an area with which she, too, was unfamiliar. Instead, she referred us to a colleague in the neighborhood, but she didn’t do what most realtors in her situation would have done: take the referral fee and walk away. Despite having no further financial incentive, she worked as a partner with the local realtor until we found the home that was right for us, and she stayed involved through all the steps of making an offer, responding to counter-offers, advising us on the inspection reports and sticking with us to until the close of escrow. That’s going way further than the extra mile! Patty embodies the concept of service to her clients. She’s committed, has a high level of energy and is always honest. We could not recommend her more highly.


- Buyer














Patty Contreras of Compass Realty, is the best real estate agent my wife and I have ever met and had the honor of working with to both sell and purchase a new home. She is the consummate professional who excels in every aspect of buying and selling. From the first meeting with Patty, her straightforward project management approach to the entire process of buying and selling impressed us with her track record of success and satisfied customers. Patty described in detail what the process would be for determining the value of our home, setting up the listing, the value of professional staging, the usage of a skilled photographer and aerial drone, the advertising plan, the importance of the real estate agent caravan screening of the home, the plans for open houses, and recommendations to prepare the home ready for listing. Her friendly demeanor, professionalism and competence convinced us that she was the right realtor for us. Patty impressed us as head and shoulders better suited for our real estate desires than other realtors we had worked with in the past. Patty is a tireless worker who has kept us well informed on every transaction and guided us through the process and reduced the stress out of selling and buying a home. She responds to all communications at all hours, and makes sure all tasks and deadlines are achieved in executing the plan. She personally coordinated the preparation work including the staging to insure the home was perfect for showing to prospective buyers. We highly recommend that you use Patty Contreras for all of your real estate business and we will refer her to everyone we know! She truly earns her tag line “gotoPatty” for all of your real estate requirements.


- Jim Gosnell





Immediately upon meeting Patty, it is apparent that one is dealing with a high-energy, intelligent and knowledgeable person. She holds in her mind the details of every property in our neighborhood that has been on the market from having been into each one. This more focused comparison enables her to assist the seller to price their home at a realistic, market-driven value. Not only did she tell us what we needed to do to maximize the appeal of our home, she actually made it happen! She referred us to her amazing “team” of home improvement specialists: landscaper, painter, handyman, stager, photographer, even house cleaners. Every service provider that she brought into our home was excellent and she scrutinized the work done, following up with the person when the smallest detail was not up to her exacting standards. Once our home was ready and the doors opened to potential buyers, she displayed remarkable negotiating skills, working with buyers and their agents to achieve the best possible outcome for both parties. Her values of doing business in an ethical, honest way, working towards a mutually beneficial transaction for buyer and seller not only was congruent with our standards of conduct but also helpful in getting the deal to close. Patty goes above and beyond in proving her clients with an extraordinary level of service and professionalism, matched only by her drive and enthusiasm for what she does. Working with her has been an incredibly positive experience for both my husband and I, who were dreading the process. She even got our teenager on board! It makes sense that she’s known as “go2patty” because she will make great things happen. We will not buy or sell a home without her wherever it is!


- Ruth Schorr







Buying and selling houses is one of the most stressful projects I have done. For most of us, it is the largest financial transaction we will complete, and it is also full of emotional issues. I recently both purchased and sold a house with Patty Contreras as my Realtor and I can’t recommend her highly enough. On the purchasing transaction, she really wanted to make sure that we purchased the best house for our needs. A few houses that we looked at seemed perfect until Patty highlighted design issues that limited the flexibility of the house. We continued to search for the best house; she could have taken the commission and completed the deal but she wanted to make sure that we had thought through all of the details. Then we found a house that met our design criteria, but her inspection team discovered issues that made us walk away from a beautiful home that was full of mold. Talk about dodging a bullet! When we finally purchased an investment property she consistently followed up on all of the details to ensure a timely close of escrow, often handling details that others were supposed to complete. While Patty was excellent in helping us purchase a home, she was really exceptional in getting the most money for the property when selling. From working with us to stage the home to look beautiful and luxurious to managing multiple offers; Patty was relentless in making sure that the property sold for the highest value. The financial screening of buyers that she put in place kept us from starting an escrow with a buyer that would not have been able to qualify for a loan. And when the appraisal came in low, her negotiations with the buyers helped us minimize the effect. Paying the Realtors fee in escrow always hurts – it is such a large number! However I do feel that I obtained a selling price much higher than the Realtor fee actually cost.


- Buyer