|Real Estate Broker/Owner||
|location_on Carlsbad, CA — Lincoln Realty Group|
|web Going direct to the Listing Agent.. Good for the Buyer or good for the agent?|
My philosophy for success is very simple:
1. I Always put my clients interests before my own.
2. I Always keep my clients informed throughout each and every process of their real estate pursuit/transaction.
3. I Always give my clients my full effort.
4. I always return phone calls promptly.
5. I endeavor to sustain the relationships I build with my clients.
Because of certain, TEAM, practices in Real Estate I will probably never be the # 1 Realtor in San Diego. I am, however, in the top 1%, which still allows me to be there with you, every-step-of-the-way. I probably won't be able to "claim" the #1 postition, but I hope to be Number One to you.
Luxury Real Estate in North County San Diego
The Aviara community of Luxury Homes.
|I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have worked with Steve and Diana. They handled everything from prep to staging to closing escrow. Steve was great at communicating and returned calls right away. My case was not easy and steve never made me feel bad about it. He went above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. The house was sold after being listed only 5 days and escrow closed in three weeks! These are genuinely good people who made a personal impact on my life. I will always recommend Steve and Diana and hope to work with them again I the future.Thank you both for everything!!|
|WHEN WE DECIDEDTO PLACE OUR HOME FOR SALE, WE INTERVIEWED A NUMBER OF REALTORS BEFORE SELECTING STEVE LINCOLN. OUR DECISION WAS REACHED AFTER CONSIDERING HIS MARKETING BACKGROUND, KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA, HONESTY IN HIS REALISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPERTY, AND A VERY LIKEABLE PERSONALITY. HE CREATED A VERY IMPRESSIVE PROGRAM IN MARKETING AND HANDLED ALL DETAILS IN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE SALE OF OUR HOME. STEVE AND HIS WIFE DIANA MAKE AN EXCELLENT TEAM AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE CONSIDERING THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE.|
|Dr. John Lim|
|Lincoln Realty specifically Steve and Diana were both, not only knowledgeable in real estate matters but their service, concern and hands-on ability with uncanny show of their presence whenever the need arises. I have no reservations whatsoever in recomending him to all our friends and acquaintances now and in the future. We will give him a 6 star performance.|
|We selected Steve Lincoln because he is not only a real estate expert, but he resides in our neighborhood so we knew he would be able to represent the assets of our community better than anyone else, and that he did! After discussing the pros and cons of different pricing strategies, we agreed on the one that we thought would best meet our objectives. Steve was spot-on with his strategy and we had multiple offers within 3 days of listing that greatly exceeded our asking price. Steve works closely with his wife and together they advised us on how to stage our house in a manner that would make it attractive to most buyers. He is responsive and follows through on absolutely everything he says he will. Steve is an absolute pleasure to work with and a good business person.|
|June 2013: I just purchased my second property in the Aviara Community, again working with Steve Lincoln of The Lincoln Reality Group. Steve did a wonderful job finding my primary residence and when I wanted to find an upper-end investment property, there was no question I wanted Steve’s expert advice. His knowledge of the Aviara market is unmatched and he quickly identified and pursued candidate properties and was always available from start to end to work with me. His experience in all aspects of a real estate transactions combined with his valuable knowledge of construction, inspections, and important financial aspects guided me through the entire transaction. I recommend Steve unequivocally. Many thanks to Steve and his team for another fantastic experience. June 2012: I cannot speak highly enough of Steve Lincoln and his team! When I met Steve in an “Open House’, I instantly felt trust and honesty and Steve became my agent. In a short amount of time he has exceeded my expectations. Steve is very knowledgeable, dependable and on-time. Steve navigated me through the process and made it smooth and effortless. He connected me with his highly professional mortgage- and escrow team. Steve was always available, replied to my questions right away, he was very supportive and followed up even after the closing/completion date. It was a pleasure to work with Steve. I will be a returning client and highly recommend him. 2ND TESTIMONIAL FROM DAVID (SOLD HOME WITH STEVE AND PURCHASED ANOTHER FROM STEVE)|
|From the first inquiry to Zillow on a Friday night during Christmas season a year and a half ago, Steve stuck by our pursuit of a home closer to the beach. He treated us as if we were his most important client and never ignored a phone call or hesitated to show us properties as they became available. He was with us until we picked up our keys. HIs knowledge of the area, the details necessary to look for in homes, the negotiating process, importance of proper financing all contribute to his superior achievement and now we miss our friend!|
|Howard and Amalia Reisman|
|o put it simply - Steve Lincoln did an amazing job finding the dream home for my wife and myself. After giving him our requirements Steve did extensive research to zero in on the perfect community for us in Rancho Santa Fe. After seeing at least twenty homes with him we had still not identified the home for us. I was getting somewhat skeptical that Steve would come through for us. However, Steve assured us that if we were patient the right home would come along - and within a few short weeks Steve found our the perfect home, on the perfect street in the perfect community for my wife and myself! Steve then helped us prepare the offer and negotiate a successful purchase. But his work seemed to only begin with the accepted offer. He devoted extensive time helping us through the escrow period with the home inspection, arranging with the sellers agents for access to the home and addressing numerous issues that arise during an escrow. Once escrow closed Steve was there with the keys and a bottle of champagne to help us toast our new home. When we took possession it was obvious that the home had not been thoroughly cleaning by the sellers and so Steve arranged to have three wonderful ladies come in for a full day and they left the place in perfect condition - and Steve insisted on paying personally for their entire work! Steve is professional and extremely skilled in all aspects of a home purchase. More importantly he is honest and totally trust worthy. He will leave no stone unturned in finding the right home for his client. Moreover my wife and I now consider Steve to be a good friend of ours. If you are looking for the right real estate agent Steve is definitely your man!|
|Steve Lincoln was the finest real estate professional that I have worked with in my life. At a time when my Mother had just died and I was responsible for selling her home, he took care of every part of the home sale as if it was his own. He had a staff of consultants who fixed everything for an economical price. He took care of all of the donations and give aways. From the time we met, it was only three weeks before the home went on the market. Within one day, we had 5 offers We sold the house for $58,000 more than the asking price and the escrow closed within 25 days. Steve took care of every aspect of the house prep and the sale. I was out of the country at the time and, in some miraculous way, he was able to communicate and take charge of every aspect of the sale. Steve Lincoln is a perfect ten! Audrey and Mike Phillips, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.|
|I just bought I have too many things to say about Steve Lincoln. I don’t even know where to start from. My family came from China four months ago. I started to know Steve from that time. He helped us rented a beautiful house. But more importantly, he helped us with everything include setting up the utility account, showing around the shopping stores, banks etc. These are all important things when you just started your life in a foreign country. Then we started to think of buying a house of our own. Of course we have no experience at all. Steve was able to help us find our dream home. But I believe the time Steve spent on our paperwork was much more than his other cases. Because I have no idea about the house purchase terms and conditions at all. He had to explain to me sentence by sentence, and wait for me to translate to my husband, and translate back with my husband’s questions. It was not easy, but Steve always explained to me patiently because he wanted to make sure that we understand everything before we sign any paper. During the transaction, I realized that his professional knowledge and ability provided us with the best protection. You feel so good when you have someone smart and knowledgable to speak for you.He told us “I will not rest until you are satisfied”. I thought that was the best you can expect from your agent. But actually that was just a start. Right after we signed the papers for the house, my husband had to fly back to China for his business. Seems I am on my own to move. You can never imagine how much Steve and his wife Dianna helped me. I am too new to this place, so they actually helped me with everything, even helped to carry the TV back to Costco for exchange, even helped to send the home key to the painter at 9:30pm. I had a traffic accident just before I started to move, they were also there to help me. Both Steve and Dianna are kind-hearted person. They know my husband is not here in Thanksgiving. They invited me to bring my two kids to their home for our first thanksgiving turkey dinner so we don’t feel lonely. They are not just the agent or realtor to us, they are the best friend of us in this country. And my two kids feel that they are like our family relatives. There are moments that you are really touched in your heart by someone from different country, different culture. They made you believe that they are always there whenever you need any help. In China, we believe it’s destiny that brings people together. We are so lucky to know Steve. He is professional, honest and sincere, I believe he is the best realtor and best friend you can ever expect. Susan Zhang|
|Dr. Stephen Schoenberger|
|From the moment he was retained as my agent to the day he closed the sale, Steve Lincoln displayed a level of professionalism, competence, and integrity that is increasingly difficult to find in the world of real estate and for which I will be eternally grateful. As a busy professional, I knew I would need to rely on my agent to help navigate numerous aspects of selling my home, and I feel fortunate that I was able to find Steve Lincoln, as he proved himself without question to be the right choice. His level of commitment to the relationship implicit in representing my interests in the sale was truly impressive, and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a someone who is knowledgable, hard-working, and, importantly, effective. The selling or purchasing a home is one of the most-significant events in one's life, with so many tasks that need to be done right and efficiently. Upon reflection, I believe that hiring Steve Lincoln was the most important thing that I did to insure that this transaction and all it's associated details went smoothly and was concluded with minimal stress and maximum benefit to me. I would not hesitate to retain him to represent me again in any real estate deal.|
|I would like to highly recommend Steve and Diana Lincoln a husband and wife team that have a very high ethical standard and both are just very professional and nice people. Steve goes the extra mile as does Diana to make the whole process of selling and buying as smooth as possible. My wife and myself recently sold our town home in Carlsbad, CA in Aviara and bought a house in Temecula, CA going thru Steve and Diana and we will always stay in contact as we consider them friends and we will continue to have them represent us for any future realty needs as well as recommend them to friends and acquaintances. Steve and Diana have a lot of knowledge in the real estate market including short sales and foreclosures and will guide you thru every step. We are very thankful they were in our corner involving the sale of our town home and purchase of our home.|
|STEVE lINCOLN is an all star broker.His in-depth knowledge of all aspects of real state profession is beyond expectation. His expertise wins hin captivated audience. He delivers way more than what he promises for buyers and sellers alike. One finds him/her self dealinf with sincere and trustworthy professional ready to go the extra miles to achieve a smooth and pleasant closure to all who rely on him. I found Steve to be very compassionate and extremely helpful upon finding outthat I have lost my husband and he carried the huge load of not only finding me the perfect house for me,but making sure that the house was in perfect condition for moving in. I would fullheartedly recommend Steve to all my fiends and family for his unique and encompassing skills. Thanks Steve for your Superb Job. Renee Mikhail|
|I was in a very fragile state when I first met Steve Lincoln. I had just lost my husband who handled all of the finances. Steve guided me through every step of selling my house with great care and understanding. I can't say enough good things about all the support, professionalism, and high degree of ethics that Steve showed to me through the whole process of selling my home. He is the most knowledgeable realtor I have ever met. When he says he will do something, you can take it to the bank that it will get done. He gave me feedback on every person that looked at my home. His advice was always spot on. When I finally got a buyer, he took charge of the process with great skill. I would recommend him to any family, friend or neighbor that needs a realtor without reservation. Anna Hyndman|
|June 2013: I just purchased my second property in the Aviara Community, again working with Steve Lincoln of The Lincoln Reality Group. Steve did a wonderful job finding my primary residence and when I wanted to find an upper-end investment property, there was no question I wanted Steve’s expert advice. His knowledge of the Aviara market is unmatched and he quickly identified and pursued candidate properties and was always available from start to end to work with me. His experience in all aspects of a real estate transactions combined with his valuable knowledge of construction, inspections, and important financial aspects guided me through the entire transaction. I recommend Steve unequivocally. Many thanks to Steve and his team for another fantastic experience. June 2012: I cannot speak highly enough of Steve Lincoln and his team! When I met Steve in an “Open House’, I instantly felt trust and honesty and Steve became my agent. In a short amount of time he has exceeded my expectations. Steve is very knowledgeable, dependable and on-time. Steve navigated me through the process and made it smooth and effortless. He connected me with his highly professional mortgage- and escrow team. Steve was always available, replied to my questions right away, he was very supportive and followed up even after the closing/completion date. It was a pleasure to work with Steve. I will be a returning client and highly recommend him.|
|" Steve Lincoln is a gold medalist when it comes to professionalism and realty expertise. I’ve bought way too many properties over the course of my life, and not once have I had such a masterful agent at the helm. Sales training and business acumen courses should use this guy as a case study on how it’s done.|
|Steve Lincoln is a gold medalist when it comes to professionalism and realty expertise. I've bought way too many properties over the course of my life, and not once have I had such a masterful agent at the helm. Sales training and business acumen courses should use this guy as a case study on how it's done.|
|Carl and Lindy Burrow|
|Steve Lincoln was our agent when we recently purchased a home in Encinitas. The home was a foreclosure property. Steve helped significantly to navigate the challenges of negotiating on the property, which had multiple offers. He also provided very proactive assistance through the process of closing escrow. On every challenge that came up, Steve provide clear assistance and advice and always acted as true professional. Mostly importantly, Steve is accessible. Our calls and emails were returned almost immediately and he constanly communicated on status of issues. Buying a foreclosure property is never easy, as you are essentially dealing with the bank as the owner. Steve made this transaction as simple as process and we ended up with a great home and a good value. I would highly recommend Steve to any customers who are looking to either list their property or have him represent them in the purchase. Steve is a real professional.|
|This is not a paid advertisement for Steve Lincoln although now having both bought a home through Steve and sold a home through Steve I feel that I clearly know this person extremely well. A short sale is not a fun process to go through especially when you are on the selling side of the transaction. In fact both transactions that I worked with Steve on (both a purchase and a sale) were short sale properties. I was hesitant to even pursue a short sale on my home and was willing to consider foreclosure. But Steve explained the benefits available to me and was able to convince me that this was a far better choice. And Steve was there to walk me through all of the required paperwork which helped to minimize the frustration inherent in the process. Now approximately 8 weeks from the start of the listing we are scheduled to close escrow in 2 weeks. I am a complete believer. I am not sure who it will be Steve but I am certain at some point I will steer one of my friends or relatives in your direction because I am confident in what you can do. No BS - just plain simple strategies and predictable results. Thank you my friend. Sorry to say that I hope that this will be the last time that I will need your services. Because we found me the exact perfect place for what I was looking for. Now it is time for me to relax and enjoy it!|
Specializing in Luxury homes in North County San Diego. Unwavering dedication to service with unparalleled Negotiation skills.