Berman Estates

Michelle & Keith Berman Owners/Realtors
Michelle & Keith Berman are two of San Diego's top luxury real estate professionals for over 6 combined decades. Both have the experience, dedication and skills to handle the most sensitive real estate transactions today.

Michelle brings to the team an expertise in residential marketing. She understands the desires of the client and she is behind the extensive marketing plan that is specific to the client’s needs.

Keith is the Broker for Berman Estates and he brings his extensive lending experience to the team.

You owe it to yourself to contact these two professionals as they represent San Diego's finest. Whether you are looking inland or on the coast, they can handle your wants and needs.
Sep 2, 2019
Michelle and her team are life savers! They did an amazing job and made us feel comfortable with the whole process. We had to sell our house at the same time as finding a new one, so timing was extremely important! We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Oct 7, 2018
Michelle sold us our house in 2010. We were so impressed with her that eight years later in 2018 when we were ready to sell our house we chose Michelle to represent us. She is knowledgeable, knows how to properly price your house, and makes herself available to give you advice and answer questions. We lived out of state throughout the process. Michelle helped us take care of all the work that had to be done that we couldn't coordinate from out of state. We could not be happier with our decision to go with Michelle.
May 31, 2018
CEO
Michelle and Keith Berman are such a genuine and highly capable couple! They did a wonderful job of working through numerous challenges in the purchase of our new home. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again!
May 22, 2018
Michelle & Keith did a fantastic job selling our home. We interviewed four realtors and made the decision to work with them because we felt that would personally ensure that everything was handled to my expectation, and they didn't let me down. When they say they are going to do something, they don't send their assistant, they do it themselves to ensure it's done right. Highly recommended.
May 21, 2018
Senior Escrow Officer
I am an escrow officer and have worked with thousands of real estate agents and brokers. Michelle has been simply amazing on every real estate transaction I have been a part of. She is extremely involved throughout the transaction and gives strong guidance to her clients throughout which makes her clients at ease. I get positive feedback from her clients and they rarely need my help as Michelle has already walked them through the process. It is a rare pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable and detail oriented professional who makes the escrow go so much smoother. I wish I had more clients that were as proactive and available as Michelle. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking to sell or buy a home as she has extensive experience and her customer service cannot be paralleled.
Apr 4, 2018
Home Owner
Michelle and the folks @ Berman Estates did a great job in getting our house sold. We had problems with the house along the way and Michelle and her team came up with solutions that worked for both parties. We would recommend Berman Estates to everyone.
Mar 16, 2018
first-time homeowner
As a first time home buyer, Michelle and Keith were AWESOME!!!

They helped us to sell the condo and buy our first house at the same time, all process was done so smoothly within a month! We even received FOUR offers for our condo within two days on market. AMAZING!!

Michelle and Keith are so patient, knowledgeable, professional and helped us every step. They even spent extra time with us and walked us through the whole process in detail.

We absolutely will recommend Berman Estates to anyone!

Jill and Dylan
Mar 1, 2018
Entreprenuer
Working with the Berman crew was an awesome experience. They were very personable and knowledgeable about the real estate industry. They helped me with every step of the process of buying and selling my house. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Nov 21, 2017
Highly recommend Mathew Berman. Made our first time buying simple and helped us the whole way through. Sending many referrals his way!
Jul 16, 2017
Sellers
We were SO HAPPY with the excellent and professional job that the Berman Team did on selling our house in Encinitas Ranch. They went above and beyond in every way to calm our nerves and answer our questions. They are not only highly skilled in the business of selling homes but also in "people management." We would strongly recommend them to sellers and buyers.
Apr 14, 2017
This was the fifth real estate transaction we have done with Michelle and Keith Berman over the past 20 years and there is a reason we keep coming back to them. They are extremely knowledgeable of both the real estate market and the lending industry. Personally, they present exceptionally well and their collateral marketing materials are first class. They listen closely to their clients and don't waste time with things that would be of little or marginal value to the client. They are everything that is good about premier real estate professionals and are good community citizens. With this last property sale, we are not longer residents of San Diego and we shall miss the whole Berman team. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Jan 20, 2017
Berman Estates assisted us with both the purchase and sale of our home. Our home sold in just a few days for a record high sale price in the community! Our new home is wonderful and the Berman Estates team made the purchasing process very smooth.
Nov 28, 2016
Seller/Purchaser
Keith & Michelle Berman are a complete real estate team. Keith's knowledge of the mortgage market and Michelle's 25+ years in real estate sales speaks for itself, AND adding Nicole & Matt enables the Team to have additional eyes on the real estate trends.
My experience couldn't have gone smoother. Michelle kept me informed of approaching timelines in both my sale & purchase, eliminating any anxiety I might have.
I would highly recommend The Team for your next real estate purchase
Nov 13, 2016
We signed with Bermans to handle our home sale because we knew of their stellar reputation and proven success. Michelle was the most professional, knowledgeable, thorough, hard-working real estate agent we've ever had the pleasure to work with. She's incredibly smart about the housing market, knows all the contractual issues inside and out and does everything possible, and more, to ensure a seamless process from the minute you list through to the last detail following close. This was a completely stress-free experience for us due entirely to Michelle's work ethic, knowledge and professionalism, and she knows better than anyone how to close a deal In your favor. Thank you Michelle, you are absolutely awesome!
Nov 9, 2016
Michelle and Keith Berman came to our Encinitas Ranch home to discuss marketing our home in July 2016. We weren't quite ready to show the home yet and explained that we would probably move out first and show it empty as we had already bought our new home out of state. Talking to them was very pleasant and easy and we knew that they had at one time lived in Encinitas Ranch and were very familiar with how beautiful and lovely a community it is. I also remembered that Michelle had sold homes in our area during the 2008-2009 economic downturn, a very difficult time for home sales, and figured she could get the job done. Well, we were right. House went up for sale last week of August and closed Escrow first week of November. The negotiations went well as Michelle is a very experienced realtor and was on top of every situation. She is very honest in her assessment of what to realistically expect and helped make each step in the process easy for us. She also works with a great title and Escrow company. So we highly recommend Berman Estates for the sale of your home. They not only get the job done but are always accessible and so nice to work with while the home is being shown and eventually going through the Escrow process .We feel Berman Estates was a wise choice.
Sep 5, 2016
retired dentist
My wife, Cathy, and I lived in our two-story San Marcos home for 8 years when we decided to move to a one floor house. Before we found the property in western Nevada that appealed to us we had already interview several real estate agents. We selected Keith and Michelle to help us with the sale of our property.

We could not have been more pleased! The photographs and descriptive text that were used to create our listing were outstanding! It was clear that our house was not just another listing to Michelle and Keith. They truly liked our house and wanted to help us get the best possible return.

The day the listing appeared on the internet we had our first showing. We had a signed purchase agreement for a cash offer within three days and the closing followed without a hitch on our own preferred timetable. The entire event occurred seamlessly.

We cannot recommend Michelle and Keith Berman with more enthusiasm. Their care, skill, and judgement when managing the sale of our home was flawless, and they could not have been more fun to work with.
Aug 7, 2016
Buyer and Seller
We have known Michelle and Keith for a few years and have always been impressed by the way they handle themselves. So, when the time came to sell our home and buy another one we contacted them. Ten days later our house was sold and we had bought another home. Not only that, but we sold our house for more than we hoped to get and helped us buy a home for significantly less than we expected to pay. It could not have gone any better for us and we give all the credit to Michelle and Keith for making it happen. They work extremely hard for their customers; yet never make you feel pushed into anything. Even when we started to freak out at the 11th hour because everything was moving so fast, they gave us the space to work through our emotions without feeling pressure or quilt about it. They truly understand the significance of the home selling/buying process from their clients perspective and do not ever allow their own personal feelings/needs to get in the way. We love these guys and cannot state emphatically enough how highly we recommend them!! They did a fantastic job for us and helped make our dreams come true.
May 3, 2016
Buyers and Sellers
Keith and Michelle became family after selling us our first home. Since then, they helped refinance that home, and now have sold that home and helped us find our dream home. They are both as good as it gets! They go the extra mile in everything that they do. Keith was able to help us pay off all our debt, and find the perfect loan to get our dream home. We thought for a few days this home would be out of our reach but Keith never gives up and worked hard to find a solution. Michele is at the top of her game; she is honest and has perfect amount of tenacity to get exactly what you want and for the price you want. She is fair and professional, but most importantly, she has the incredible ability to customize the experience of her clients. We were referred by and have referred her to several of our friends, all of whom are more than happy with the results. We felt lucky to have found them and trust them implicitly... Trust being the key word here... You can trust them ... They are your team. If you are beginning this journey you not only want Keith and Michele on your team... You need them. Everyone knows selling a home and buying one is going to be stressful... But Keith and Michelle really did their best to keep it going, to keep us going and in the end ... It all worked out! Thank you from the bottom of our heart for helping us find our perfect home when inventory was low, with me having been on maternity leave twice during the last two years, with two little ones, crazy work schedules and several emotional conversations. We appreciate you both more than you know.
Mar 15, 2016
Buyers & Sellers
Dear Michelle & Keith,

We just want to express to you how much we appreciated you both during the listing and sale of our previous home and purchase of our new home. Your professionalism was unsurpassed by any realtors we have previously had on past real estate transactions. We knew from the initial listing meeting that you saw the quality and care that went into every detail of our home and that you wanted to find the right buyer who would appreciate this as much as we did, and you did just that! Your professionalism did not end with you, it continued with your photographer, John with Warm Focus who did the photos and virtual tour, to Mary Shannon your Escrow Officer who handled the Escrow, Jennifer Ash your professional assistant and transaction coordinator and Chad from DeBerry Inspections who inspected our new home.... we were definitely in good hands during the entire process. We must share that this was a very smooth journey even though this is one of the most stressful times a family can experience, we always felt that you and your exceptional team had a handle on all the details.

We have already recommended you to several friends and colleagues and will continue to shout your praises whenever we hear of anyone in the market to buy, sell or refinance.

We have the utmost admiration for you both and consider you life long friends and are truly grateful that our paths have crossed..... If it is meant to be, it will be!!!!

We certainly hope that the sale of our home will lead to more listings for you in Aviara Point as this enclave needs the sophistication that Berman Estates can provide.
Mar 15, 2016
Real Estate Investors
It simply does not get any better than having Michelle and Keith Berman of Berman Estates execute your Real Estate transactions, based on our personal experience! They REALLY improve your intended results while protecting your interests and priorities! You are the judge. Here is our recent experience with these great professionals:

My wife Danietta and I first met Keith and Michelle when we bought our previous home in Oceanside, CA. They were the seller's agents and treated us royally as buyers of their listing!

Then, 2 years later, we decided to "right-size" and look for a single story home. We could not think of anyone better suited than Michelle and Keith! And did they ever deliver!

Give or take a dollar, they almost got us our full asking price from a cash buyer, with lots of room for escrow extensions, if we needed it, and quick contingency removals.

Then they found us our dream/retirement home, satisfying five of our six priorities. (Lowest price was just not doable for what we insisted on getting.)

But here is the real value: their reliability, market knowledge, 100% fulfillment commitment, and unprecedented follow-through can not be found anywhere else! And we know what we speak of: we own and operate just shy of 100 properties in the San Diego County Market!

Keith has an incredible in-depth knowledge of the financial ins and outs, and Michelle is like the proverbial "dog on a bone" pursuer of YOUR priorities, in a very pleasant, yet results-producing way! Too bad we are not planning to move any more!

So in a nutshell: The most effective real estate team in Southern California are Michelle and Keith Berman. They will perform excellently for you as long as you are clear about WHAT IT IS YOU WANT!

Good luck with your next real estate transaction!

Sincerely,
Wolfgang and Danietta Schimansky
National Real Estate entrepreneurs since 1975
Mar 15, 2016
Virtual TC
Michelle, Keith and Nicole are the most knowledgeable Real Estate Agents I have had the pleasure to work with! This team works hard for their clients and are Very versed in the Real Estate process & contracts which further enables them to give above & beyond service to each of their clients. Michelle, Keith & Nicole are honest and always give their extra effort to make their clients happy and get the deal closed. This team has been a pleasure to work with since we began our Agent/TC relationship a many years ago & I look forward to working with them in the future.
Mar 15, 2016
Former Deputy Director of Development
My husband, Anthony, and I were extremely pleased with Michelle and Keith Berman's professionalism, knowledge and dedication with regard to the recent sale of our house. They were a pleasure to work with and we always felt we were in good hands with them. We would highly recommend them and thank them for all they did for us.
Feb 19, 2016
Management - Laboratory
There will be no other realtor that I will be dealing with but the Berman Estates. Our experience was just amazing. Their service - EXEMPLARY! Michelle and Nicole are very professional, tons of experience in this field and very easy to work with. They explained in great deal of knowledge the whole process and assisted us all the way. I was the seller, issue arose with the buyer, Michelle and Nicole solved it right away! You will want the Berman Estates on your side.
Highly recommended! Thank you so much Michelle and Nicole!
Nov 27, 2015
November 25, 2015

Dear Michelle,

After our mother successfully transitioned into assisted living in a different part of California, she decided to sell her home in San Marcos. Our family was referred to Michelle Berman and Berman Estates through a neighbor.

With family members working on our mother’s behalf, Michelle successfully coordinated the listing and sale of our mother’s home. As we all live remotely from San Marcos, Michelle efficiently handled the paperwork through e-docu-sign and a mobile notary. She was in consistent touch with us regarding inspections and home visits and helped coordinate roof work with our contractor. Michelle kept in contact with our whole family team through telephone calls and email. She was always diplomatic and patient.

Berman Estates represented seller and buyer in this transaction. Michelle worked well and effectively represented both parties in this sale. She was always professional, prepared, personable, responsive and pleasant.

We highly recommend Michelle Berman for your real estate needs.

Sincerely,

The Lavine Family
Nov 19, 2015
She's the best. Goes out of her way to be helpful in any way she can. Her husband is helpful as well. We are new to the area and she bent over backwards to lead us to good vendors and give quality advise. Having owned a Real Estate Company, I know a good agent when I see one. Job well done Michelle!

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