Carolyn Yarbrough & Svetlana Alleshouse

11 years of work experience
Pacific Sotheby's Int. Realty
2850 Womble Rd, Suite 102
San Diego, CA, 92106
(619) 272-6241

Ratings & reviews (42)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
woody spring
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn Yarbrough & Svetlana Alleshouse and the whole office are super real-estate professionals, committed to doing the best job possible. Carolyn is THE star agent in the Liberty Station area and she got that way by doing a wonderful job, staying connected, being pro-active, and finding a win-win every way. I was selling my home for-sale-by-owner, and when my client fell through, Carolyn called me within 30 minutes with a full price offer including a bump for her commission. She did all the paperwork and is now considered a friend. She and her team are great. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Look at her reviews; with one ludicrous exception they are all super - deservedly so. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
kellymoewe
Listed and sold a home
We had a very good experience working with Carolyn and Svetlana. We purchased a new home and sold our prior home through the Yarbrough Group and found them to be excellent communicators who always got back to us and took action quickly. Carolyn is extremely knowledgable about Pt Loma real estate and was very patient in helping us find the perfect home for our family. Svetlana coordinated the close of escrow on our prior home and went above and beyond to explain minute details of a complicated inspection report, kept us up to date on every step of the process, and always made sure to answer all of our questions. I would definitely recommend them! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2013
user5146270
Helped me buy home
Carolyn and Svetlana are enthusiastic, friendly, and extremely knowledgable of the local area (especially Liberty Station). They go above and beyond with their services. Every question, email, and/or phone call was promptly attended to. Even after buying the house, they are still in touch with us and helping us settle into the neighborhood.
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
user1295940
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Caroloyn for your real estate needs. She is an expert in the local real estate market and really took the time to walk us through our first home purchase to make sure we felt comfortable with every step in the process. We recently moved out of state and are renting out the home, and Carolyn is managing the property for us. She is extremely responsive and attentive, and gives us great peace of mind that our home is being well cared for in our absence.
Do not recommend
09/14/2013
user4349393
Helped me buy home
Sounds like they do pretty well as seller's agents, but they were terrible as my agent when I purchased a home in San Diego. I asked for guidance in helping decide on a bid, and received a blank stare. I asked for help in understanding the shortcomings of the house and got another blank stare. They arranged an inspection which showed no issues with the house, even though I later found that the a/c didn't work, the dishwasher was broken, and there were many holes in the walls that were hidden by pictures or furniture. They did a poor job of negotiating terms for me and advised me to accept the seller's terms at every turn. Worst of all, when I arrived in town and moved into my house, it was filthy, there were holes in the walls, the wall plates, smoke alarms, window handles, and other fixtures had been taken by the seller, and there was mold growing in the fridge. I couldn't reach them the next morning - they were celebrating their sale with a weekend in Palm Springs. So generally, from the big stuff (negotiations, identifying issues with the house, helping me come up with a good bid) to the small stuff (making sure I was moving into a house that hadn't been completely trashed, being available to deal with the issues after the sale), they were really bad realtors. Less ... More
Response fromCarolyn Yarbrough & Svetlana Alleshouse
We left you messages & emails to try to make this right. Since this post was left more than 2 years after we think some of the details got confused. We came up with $505K due to the Seller rejected an offer of $500K. The inspector reported the dishwasher leak. We negotiated a credit of $650.00 which you received. The home never came with a/c which you were aware of prior writing an offer & stated in seller?s disclosures, MLS and home inspection. The frustration was that the sellers covered approx. 1/2 of the walls of a bedroom with framed movie posters which hid some holes in the walls. Unfortunately, the home inspector, nor the VA appraiser, nor agents discovered these holes. Since you waived your final walk-thru, we were not aware of this until you took possession. That was very frustrating. We paid a handyman who repaired the damage to ensure you were happy. Yes, we did go to P.S. for R.E. continuing education. We did enjoy helping you and thank you for allowing us to help. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2013
user1708790
Helped me buy and sell homes
As a first time home buyer in a rapidly changing market, Svetlana Alleshouse was an amazing realtor. She is a good teacher, patient, responsive, and had a strong understanding of what works, and equally important, what doesn't work in the negotiation process. To put the craziness of the market in perspective at the time, we had a budget of $500k, interested in the BayPark/Clairemont area and bid on a house near the top of asking in its first week of listing. We then received a counter offer for $70k higher a day later!!! Needless to say, we were not able to get, nor wanted that house at that price. The next house we found wasn't far from there, was a tad smaller, but met all the other essentials on our list. Needless to say, we actively negotiated and got the house for $5k below asking in this crazy market. Her patience and knowledge on knowing when to fight hard is spot on and the results speak for themselves. Plus she is really nice and a fun personality that is great to be around while you are house hunting! Thanks Svetlana! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2013
JaylinAllen
Helped me buy home
I really enjoyed working with Carolyn, Svetlana and their team! They were all very helpful and attentive - always willing to show me properties, give me insight about the area and rally for me when it came down to making an offer and purchasing. They also have a great network of service providers to make this process easier including a fast and efficient loan officer, David Wright of South Pacific Financial Corp and referral for inspectors, termites, painters... They are a great team!
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2013
user6253331
Helped me buy and sell homes
We discovered Carolyn and Svetlana here on Zillow and feel extremely fortunate we did. When we met with Carolyn she did an excellent job explaining what a valuable asset our home was and where our listing would fit in the current market. Once we decided on a price we were comfortable with we were literally off to the races. Truly beautiful photos of the property were posted within a couple of days and within a week we had our first offer. We closed quickly, and at the price we wanted, and could not have been happier with the process. We truly could not have asked for more from our agents than we received from the Yarbrough group and would recommend them to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2013
user18783031
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carolyn has been showing us condos for a couple of years as we've been trying to upgrade to a home with more outside space & needed room. She takes notes and remembers her client's preferences with remarkable ability. Her & Svetlana are very professional & hard working. We can happily report their excellent team sold our condo and helped us purchase a larger home in record time with no hassle factors! Carolyn has a very hands on approach & is extremely task oriented! My husband & I would highly recommend Carolyn & Svetlana for real-estate needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user8289763
Helped me buy home
Carolyn and Svetlana were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous and were very helpful with the purchase of my home. I highly recommend them to anyone who in considering buying or selling a house in the Point Loma area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013
user3441035
Helped me buy home
Carolyn and Svetlana are top notch! They worked closely with us every step of the way as we bought our dream vacation condo in beautiful Liberty Station, Point Loma. As these things sometimes go, we worked off and on with Carolyn over a period of many months until just the right place came on the market for us. She and Svetlana were appropriately aggressive in ensuring that we secured the deal and they were very patient and understanding as we worked through the escrow process, always available to take a phone call, respond to an email, or meet in person with us on issues. Great customer service, experts in the local market, business savvy as well, yet down to earth and very friendly. We highly recommend them for anybody in the market! We consider them our friends!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/15/2013
user6438251
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn Yarbrough and Svetlana Alleshouse of the Yarbrough Group of Pacific Sotheby's Int. Realty are hands down the BEST real estate team in San Diego!!!! They sold my home in record time and at the right price!!! The team is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and exceptionally courteous!!! You get the feeling that YOU are the only ONE that they are serving, yet they have countless clients because of their expert sales rate and personal care!!!! The Yarbrough group is by far the EXPERTS in selling homes in San Diego!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2012
user7741199
Helped me buy home
Carolyn is highly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Through no fault of Carolyn's, our home purchase was delayed, but Carolyn kept us well informed of the process and made sure that we had up-to-the-minute details. We appreciated her close watch on the tenuous process. Carolyn knows the area where we purchased. She lives locally so we were able to ask specific questions about the community. This was a tremendous help and now we still seek her advice on local contacts. She is always willing to share her extensive knowledge. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2012
1John511
Helped me buy home
Carolyn and Svetlana were quick to respond and detailed in their answers. They proved to be very helpful in assisting us while we went through the home buying process. I was very Impressed with the swiftness with which all of our concerns were handled. Even though it was the longest short sell in the history of short sells, Carolyn and her team were always there to help us understand the nonsense and keep us from leaping off the balcony. If you are looking to find a partner in getting your next home, do yourself a favor and call on Carolyn. She will assist you in landing your home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2012
user3971175
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carolyn and Svetlana are a great team. They know the Liberty Station area intimately, and are VERY responsive to any and all questions and concerns we come up with. My wife and I both feel fortunate to have contacted them as both selling and a buying agents on local properties. We always fell they are looking out for our best interests.
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
Beverly and Bill
Helped me buy home
Carolyn Yarbrough and Svetlana Alleshouse are an extraordinary realty team. When my husband and I made an initial move to San Diego for medical reasons, Carolyn was very sensitive to our situation. She did not push us to make a decision, and was willing to show us property even though we hadn?t determined if the San Diego area was where we would remain. Over the eight months that we were undecided, Carolyn continued to stay in touch, and was always available, even calling to check if we needed anything. In addition, Carolyn has a professional and an intuitive grasp of the San Diego real estate market. We believe it is her kind nature and impeccable timing that was the deciding factor in helping us negotiate and secure a real estate contract for a home that received multiple offers. Most importantly, Carolyn is a person of integrity who has her clients? best interest at heart. Once we met Svetlana, we were additionally impressed with the level of expertise, helpfulness, and all-around good will she added to our eventual home purchase. Due to other commitments, we were unable to be at the closing or to meet service people who needed to get into the house. Svetlana handled all of these issues with grace. Caring, insightful, and very knowledgeable about real estate, Svetlana is a joy to work with. Carolyn and Svetlana are gracious, sincere, and honest. We recommended them highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/02/2012
user9236602
Showed me homes
Carolyn and Svetlana are true professionals and very knowledgeable regarding our home search at Liberty Station. Their responsiveness, helpfullness and willingness to go the extra mile was amazing. They initiated a very creative mailer that received very positive feedback from the homeowers they were trying to reach for potential sellers/listings in the area we were trying to buy.
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user679497
Showed me homes
The home buying experience with Svetlana was a breeze. With the challenging requirements home buyers have to go through as a result of the recession and tighter lending criteria, you can count on Svetlana to make sure everything is taken care of at the right time during the buying process. She was extremely patient and understanding of the pressures and stress that her clients may experience during the home buying or selling process and ensures the process is as stress free as possible. I am glad that we chose to buy a home through Carolyn and Svetlana. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/01/2012
user44715717
Helped me buy home
Being new to the San Diego area I had no clue where to begin on what neighborhoods would best suite me and my family. Re-locating to San Diego was a big enough change in the first place and Carolyn made it the best experience I have ever had with buying a home. I would recommend her to anyone who is new to the area her knowledge and general love for San Diego made this relocation a great experience
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2012
user7664717
Helped me buy home
Carolyn and Svetlana are an excellent real estate team. They learn the buyer's requirements, preferences, and dislikes so that they can find the perfect place to exceed the buyer's expectations. They take the time to really get to know the buyer so that they can anticipate and solve any issues that may arise during the real estate transaction. They are very experienced and provide a wealth of information about all things real estate. One of them was always available to show me a property, even on short notice. And they always returned my calls quickly which is very important to me. They went above and beyond to help me find my dream home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2012
EricSherman
Helped me buy home
Working with Svetlana and Carolyn to find and purchase my first home was an excellent experience. I appreciate the hard work they put in and would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to purchase a home in the San Diego Area. Thanks for all they help! Eric
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2012
user8352785
Helped me buy home
Carolyn Yarbrough and Svetlana Alleshouse are a STELLAR realty team! They helped us buy our home in San Diego (North County) this year, and it was a pleasure to work with them. These two individuals are seasoned, professional, hardworking, knowledgeable of their field, organized, responsive, enthusiastic, honest, considerate, and kind. I HIGHLY recommend them!
Highly likely to recommend
05/18/2012
user6060557
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn is the cream of the crop in her field! She did everything with expertise and always in a timely fashion. She enjoys her work and went out of her way to work with our schedule. We felt like top priority when working with her. I highly recommend her!
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2012
user6695699
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn Yarbrough is very professional and has great people skills. For our first meeting she prepared a detailed book of comps with numerous photos for each property. Carolyn quickly returns calls, emails and texts. Her personality is engaging and makes you feel like you're her most important customer. I would definately use her again and highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2011
betsywilkinson
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn Yarbrough is as good as it gets in the real estate world! She walked into our home, told us exactly what we needed to do to make our house sell, and in the couple of months our house was SOLD - SOLD - SOLD! She is very professional, personable and truly loves her job. I HIGHLY recommend Carolyn. She is a real go getter in a no nonsense kind of way. Thanks Carolyn -- You're the BEST!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/25/2011
libertystationguy
Helped me find tenant for rental
Carolyn and Svetlana were a delight to work with. They made the whole process of selling my home straight forward and easy, helping us get the asking price we wanted. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable of real estate process and Liberty Station and Point Loma, they are customer oriented, always available to answer questions I had and help me locate quality resources to get the house ready for sale. If you plan to sell or buy your home in Liberty Station and Point Loma, I highly recommend you choose Carolyn and Svetlana. They are real estate Mavens! Kevin Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2011
innapanchuk
Helped me buy home
I can't praise Carolyn and Svetlana enough. My wife and I just bought our first home few months ago. It was a short sale, and my wife and I heard all the horror stories about short sales. Carolyn and Svetlana made buying our home an incredible experience. They educated us all along the way and made the whole process completely stress free. If your in the market of buying or selling a home the Yarbrough Group is the way to go. I have already recommended them to family and friends. ***** stars! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2011
ALIA_KEHIE
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carolyn was simply wonderful when we sold our first home and bought our second. She is so knowledgeable and we relied on her heavily when making important decisions. She has great contacts for contractors, etc. She was so incredibly patient with us, as it took us a really long time to find a house that we liked. She is very enthusiastic, loves her job, is very trustworthy, and is always available (by phone, e-mail, in-person). This made the whole process easier for us. She is also a wonderful person to know, and we consider her part of our family now. We would recommend her very highly. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/19/2011
Bro Bobbie
Showed me homes
Mrs Yarbrough is a Real Estate Professional in every sense of the word and can be lined up with the best in the business. You judge by her listed qualities. (1) Her knowledge and skills of the Real Estate Business are unequaled by any, which are demonstrated by customer satisfaction, and can only be a result of both, knowledge through study and years of experience. (2) Interpersonal relations are a natural for her leaving one to know that they are cared for and that the best possible deal will be struck, for the Buyer and Seller. (3) Attention to detail in Real Estate is a must and she allows no room for error that concerns her work. Working with Mrs Yarbrough leaves one with Joy, confidence and satisfaction. BRB Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/25/2011
appache
Helped me buy home
My experience with Carolyn an Svetlana was very pleasant, besides being very friendly and knowledgeable they work hard, always available and accommodating their time to my schedule, they took me by the hand on every step off the process, I was shown only houses that fit the description I gave them and in the zip I wanted, but the best part I think is that after knowing me for two days and showed mi half a dozen houses Svetlana said something like " this next house I know you are really going to like " and yes ! I am already moving in. I was ready to spend months house hunting since I already own and live in my own town house, but we got really lucky and it took I think less than three weeks to find it and a week for the offer to be accepted at a much lower price than it was listed for, Carolyn negotiated the short sale to my benefit. It was a great experience and I had fun in the process. Thanks !!! Luis Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2011
mark.luque
Helped me buy home
Carolyn represented me in my purchase; she is a professional who remains in the business because she?s honest, don?t exaggerate and is factual, cooperative but still make my position known. She is still my go-to person in this business because she is that good.
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2011
DawnC.D.
Showed me homes
Carolyn has a great level of enthusisam combined with a high level of professional and expertise. I really enjoy working with her and look forward to using her for all of my future transactions.
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2011
Rachel_R
Helped me buy home
My husband Nick and I really enjoyed working with Carolyn and her team when we bought our house in 2010. Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. THANK YOU!
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2011
kathy mckellar
Showed me homes
Carolyn knows the San Diego area very well, what neighborhoods are desirable to live in. Always very nice, honest and caring. Carolyn also can handle the process from beginning to end of buying or selling your home. I would highly recomend her.
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2011
jw1958
Helped me buy home
Carolyn did an excellent job on helping me purchase my property. She worked very hard to negotiate the process of a short sale. She always answered my calls and questions over a 6 month period. I would definatly recomend Caroline to prospective home buyers or sellers.
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2011
jcclifford1025755
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn did a great job evaluating the market conditions, advertising my property and also managing many of the repairs and other issues that came up. As an out of town owner, I found this invaluable. She went above and beyond.
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2011
OliviaHenrich
Helped me buy home
Carolyn was very knowledgeable of the area and surrounding areas. She was able to find us our dream house in less than 2 weeks. She quick, reliable, and available at a moments notice. If your looking for a dependable real estate agent who is willing and able to go the extra mile- Carolyn is the best in Southern California.
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2011
desilu2u
Listed and sold a home
Carolyn is the most dedicated realtor I've ever met! She worked tirelessly to sell our house(using multiple web listings plus the highest quality print materials) for over 9 months. Because we needed to get our price we were shut out by multiple foreclosures and short sales in our neighborhood. Finally we gave up and took the house off the market. All the while Carolyn never backed down or slacked off in her efforts to bring in potential buyers. Again in May of 2010 we listed the house with Carolyn and it sold to the first people who came through! Her cheerful positive natureand constant communication were key in our experience. Anyone would be well served to work with Carolyn Yarborough! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2011
brooksjessica
Helped me buy home
Carolyn helped us buy our first home. She was also so pleasant and positive to work with, and was great at returning our calls promptly and taking our calls. She kept in constant communication with us, which was wonderful. She was very professional and extremely competent. Wonderful!
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2011
Richard_A
Helped me buy home
Carolyn helped me out a ton with my first home!!! I did a lot of research up front, so when I called her I knew the general process of what I was about to embark on. There was so much more too it!!! Carolyn was there to answer my questions throughout the process and always had an answer that day. After looking at a few homes we wrote up an offer and once excepted, the "escrow" began. This was probably the most stressful experience of my life! For a while I thought I was going to lose the house but the whole time I was freaking out, Carolyn was calming me down telling me that this is normal and that we would not lose the house. I am just glad I lucked out getting a agent on my first try!! I would definitely recommend carolyn to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2011
Penguin55
Helped me buy and sell homes
Carolyn Yarbrough team will take the time with you.The experience of home buying and or selling will make you feel at ease. I will use Carolyn for years to come.
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2010
jagulliv
Listed and sold a home
the best of the best ! Very efficient and so glad I used her help ! She's the best I have referred and referred her.