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Get to know Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty is a small firm with a big focus on client satisfaction. I am the Broker/Owner of Steele Group Realty, and am very proud to say that over 90% of our business comes from repeat business and referrals from very happy clients. I pride myself on the service I provide to sellers and promise that you will never be dealing with an assistant – I’m here for you, ready to sell your home as quickly as possible, for top dollar. And for my buyers, especially first-time buyers, I become your trusted advisor for all of your home buying and home ownership questions. I believe that every detail and every person in a successful real estate transaction is important, and do my best to treat everything and everyone concerned with respect and consideration.
I am author of “Home Buying Power: The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Paying Less and Getting More in Any Real Estate Market.” The book is a step by step guide through the complete home-buying process— from pre-approval to negotiation, inspections, and closing, this book is a must-read for the smart home buyer. The book is written in chronological order, breaking the process down into chapters and identifying Savvy Shopper tips along the way that will save money and improve a homebuyer’s odds of getting the home they want. The book is highlighted by entertaining short stories of situations faced by real buyers, all based on my real estate experience.
In my spare time I love to garden and create landscape designs. I'm also something of a Zumba fanatic and try to get my dance fix 5-6 times per week. My husband and I enjoy travelling and of course spending as much time as possible with our 9 happy and healthy grandchildren. Life is good :)
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I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), certified by the Council of Residential Specialists. I am a Realtor and a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, the San Diego Association of Realtors and the San Diego MLS.
I grew up in San Diego County and have lived in most every area of the region, from Leucadia, to Valley Center, El Cajon, Mt.Helix and Normal Heights. Today I make my home with my husband in Fletcher Hills, but am comfortable working throughout the county based on my knowledge and love of the area.
Prior to becoming a real estate broker I had over 20 years of experience in marketing and management – experience that has been a real help in marketing my listings, and effectively managing my business. More recently, before focusing on residential real estate, I worked as a licensed loan officer for several years. This experience has been invaluable to my clients. With a working knowledge of all of the various loan programs available I am able to guide my clients and help them secure the best possible financing.
I love being a Realtor. Every day, every home, every client, and every transaction is different and provides endless opportunities to meet new people and learn. The market may sometimes be challenging, but this job is never boring!
I have been recognized by my clients and voted a 5 Star Professional Real Estate Agent for 2017, 2018 and 2019. I am the author of “Home Buying Power: The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Paying Less and Getting More in Any Real Estate Market”, a must read for the smart home buyer.
I am very good at working with people in stressful situations, including first-time buyers, and sellers going through a divorce. I am a skilled short sale negotiator with a track record of over 95% success. I have also successfully sold many bank-owned properties, managing all phases from BPOs to clean-outs, cash-for-keys and contractor management.
Testimonials for Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Gus M., Mission Viejo, CA02/10/2016
“Thank you for your property finding skills and expertise. In today's busy and extremely competitive portfolio building market, it has meant a great deal to have someone that not only listens well to a buyer’s needs, but that then goes out and finds properties that hit the nail on the head thereby having saved me an unbelievable amount of time. Not only were we able to present many purchase offers, but your efforts and skill also produced purchases that have enhanced my income property portfolio. Many thanks for a job very well done.”
Megan M, Scripps Ranch, CA06/14/2010
“Working with Marti was an absolute delight! Trying to sell your home in this market can be very stressful. Marti definitely took the stress out of the "Short Sale" process we went through to sell our home. She stayed in constant contact with our bank to ensure that our sale went through smoothly! We are so grateful for all of her hard work - we will never go to anyone else for our Real Estate needs!"