Bobby Graham

Willis Allen Real Estate
1131 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA, 92037
(619) 821-8801

Ratings & reviews (35)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
lilmoore13
Listed and sold a home
We met Bobby Graham 5 years ago when we purchased our first home. Our experience with him was so positive that we did not hesitate to work with him again recently to sell our home. Bobby is a very hard worker. Right after we contacted him about selling our condo he arranged professional photos and listed the unit immediately. Due to this dedication to the job, he was able to sell the home within one month of being listed. Through this process it was a pleasure to work with Bobby. He is consistently good natured, patient, and thoughtful. He maintains a high level of expertise in his field as well as professional integrity. We would not hesitate to recommend Bobby Graham as either a buying or selling real estate agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2014
kyong339
Helped me buy home
Bobby has been a wonderful agent. I initially worked with him to purchase my first home a little over a year ago. Recently, my parents decided to move to San Diego after living in Los Angeles for over 30 years. The transition could have been a difficult and stressful process, however, Bobby went out of his way to make sure that the experience was memorable and enjoyable. I would recommend him to my close family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2014
chrisjacobcole
Listed and sold a home
I recently decided to sell my house in order to move to another neighborhood. This was my first home so I wasn?t quite sure of all that went into selling a house. I did know that selling my home was a major decision and I realized the importance of choosing the right broker. I have quite a few friends and acquaintances that are in the real estate business but Bobby stood out to me in several key aspects. Bobby and I have been friends since middle school so I trust him but just as important is the fact that he has always been reliable and has a very positive attitude. You don?t know the importance of these characteristics until you do business with someone lacking one of them. Bobby held multiple open houses and showed my home more times than I?m sure he cares to remember. He also accommodated my unique situation of having a dog and not having moved out of my house at the time of listing. He went out of his way to keep me apprised of the status of each buyer and his plan going forward. At the end of the day he was able to negotiate a sales price that I was extremely happy with and helped me through a smooth, on-time closing. I highly recommend Bobby to anyone ? buyer or seller and look forward to working with him again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2014
emily gin
Helped me buy and sell homes
Bobby Graham represented us when we bought our new home last September (2013) and he also listed and sold our condo. In both instances, Bobby went above and beyond in all areas. He was very knowledgeable about the market, the process and he always gave us great advice. I could always count on Bobby giving us his honest opinion and I trusted his advice and guidance. We had worked with several agents before Bobby and Bobby was head and shoulders above other agents in the market because he is so knowledgeable and he is more interested in finding the right house for us where other agents just wanted a sale no matter what. Buying and selling a house is overwhelming and stressful but Bobby helped us so much through the whole process. I never write online reviews because I am very particular about customer service, but my husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Bobby. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2013
baohan wu
Helped me buy home
We used Bobby to purchase our first home in San Diego and had a great experience. Bobby was responsive, loyal, honest, and genuine, and helped us every step of the way. The thing I liked the most about him was that he actually cared about us as a client and treated us like family. We had a very bad experience with a broker before him, and Bobby really changed my opinion of agents after we used him. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to either buy or sell a home!
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
bbaraggia
Listed and sold a home
I have 3 words for Bobby!!! Honest, Sincere, Loyal. Bobby worked very hard for me. He went out of his way to fix up my condo on his own time to make sure it showed well. He is a very hard worker, and a class act. He calls his clients to keep them informed, and makes sure they are on board and agree with what he is planning on doing. I have family and close friends that are owner brokers in Boston; I know a lot about the business and know when an agent is playing me. I have fired several agents over the years. Bobby never once tried to take advantage of me. He is also using the most current tools like doc u sign to be sure deals get done fast. If you buy or sell a home you cannot go wrong by using Bobby. Bobby thank you very much, Billy Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/01/2013
Sung Hur
Helped me buy home
I was on a short business trip to San Diego, a few weeks ago. I was looking for a condo for my daughter, a UCSD student. I contacted a no. of agents thru Zillow. Bobby was the first to contact me. He seemed knowledgable and straight forward so, decided to give him the opportunity. He turned out one of the best real estate agent. I have moved 8 times for the last 15 years. As a result, I have worked with more than 8 agents in the past from many national and global firms. I would put him on the top. His best attribute was his promptness and willingness to go extra mile to help me. I am out of the Sate as a direct result, needed extra help from Bobby for this transaction. I did not have to follow-up on any of my requests. They were simply followed through and were completed promptly. I was able to close on the condo in 10 days. His local knowledge is a great source of information and was also invaluable (decision on location and type of the condo). He had excellent contacts for some of the local contractors to help meupdated or the condo remodeling. Thanks to Bobby, I found a great place for my daughter. I highly recommended Bobby Graham to anyone. I will certainly use him again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2013
user9098878
Helped me buy home
In my 35 years of real estate experience of buying and selling home/condo, Bobby Graham stands out as the most outstanding performer in all categories. His relentless pursuit to close a very difficult process of short sale, enabled me to buy a condo for my daughter. He and his staff are very pleasant to work with. I will highly recommend Bobby Graham without any hesitation for all real estate matters.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
user07460958
Helped me buy home
We are glad that we purchased our first home with Bobby's help. Bobby is an amazing person. He made the whole process of home buying a smooth and fun process. As first time home buyers we were very anxious and had lots of questions and doubts. Bobby was very patient and answered all our queries and when he was not sure of something he admitted that and he went the extra mile to get us the correct information. He is genuinely a nice person and has a great work ethic. He was readily available via cell, email and txt and extremely proactive in getting all the documents. We had a stress free home buying experience and it is all thanks to Bobby. He is also resourceful and has several contacts for home inspectors, painters and contractors. A great quality of Bobby is that he only provides with the correct recommendations and suggestions but never pushes you to follow it. He is extremely trustworthy, meticulous and we don't have enough adjectives to describe him. We strongly recommend him and wish him the best. Savita and Ramakant Less ... More
Response fromBobby Graham
Thank you again for you amazing review! It was really nice getting to know your family! Talk to you soon!
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
aclavizzo
Helped me buy home
Bobby is an amazing real estate agent. From the beginning of my search to buy a home through the closing, Bobby was always available to provide advice and assistance. He showed tremendous dedication in ensuring that all of my concerns were met, educating me about the home buying process, showing me homes, arranging home inspections, negotiating, explaining legal issues and so forth. Bobby immediately informed me of any listings of interest as soon as the properties came on the market, utilized technology to ease the process (e.g., electronic document signing, texting, email alerts and so forth) and always had an excellent attitude. I wish Bobby in his family the very best. Less ... More
Response fromBobby Graham
Thank you so much for your amazing review! It really means a lot coming from you, a Harvard Lawyer whom I respect.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2013
user6626183
Helped me buy home
Bobby did a fantastic job finding us a home in an extremely competitive market. He is extremely responsive and responsible. He always puts our requests his top priority. We are also impressed by his negotiation skills. The market is competitive and we went into several bidding wars. He was always able to work our offer into the sellers' top candidates. So when the seller decided not to work with the highest offer, we immediately got the chance to get the contract, thanks to Bobby's unbeatable negotiation and communication skills! Bobby is the man to get you a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/29/2013
rmore454
Helped me buy home
My wife and I are extremely satisfied with our Real Estate Agent Bobby Graham! We have bought and sold many properties over the years and worked with many agents. None of which have come close to the level of dedication and commitment that were displayed at every step of the sales process. Bobby went over and beyond the scope of a Realtor. In addition, his honesty and ethics are to be commended especially for this industry that has very little of both. I will use Bobby for my next Real Estate transaction with out hesitation. He comes highly recommended by us! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2013
user8365622
Helped me buy home
Bobby is the ultimate professional. I have been looking a home in La Jolla for four years, and Bobby was diligent and patient as each showing proved to not be what I was looking for. He was committed to finding a house that met ALL of my needs and NEVER pushed me to make a deal. He was ALWAYS on my side. When the right home became available, he left no stone unturned and literally moved heaven and earth to finalize the deal to ensure my closing date was in a timely manner. Just recently, I met my next door neighbor, and she met Bobby during escrow. She was very familiar with brokers and she could not stop praising his professional approach and demeanor. 5 star- Excellent Broker!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2013
user6370283
Helped me buy home
My wife and I couldn't be more pleased about our experience working with Bobby Graham. As newlyweds and first-time home buyers, we were at first overwhelmed with everything house buying entails. But thanks to Bobby, we can look back on our home-buying experience as a very pleasant one. Bobby is a dedicated, tireless professional who doesn't hesitate to go the extra mile to keep his clients smiling. His knowledge of real estate, coupled with his commitment to keep us updated on the process of purchasing our home in Chula Vista, kept us reassured that we were in good hands. And it's just icing on the cake that Bobby also happens to be one of the friendliest and sincerest people we know. We can't wait to see him at our house-warming party! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2013
ajkim8020
Helped me buy home
We were looking for our dream home in University City, and we are fortunate to have purchased our dream home. We had seen the home on Zillow for quite some time for a selling price of $850,000 before it dropped to $750,000. It was a dream home that was financially out of reach for our family. When the price fell to $750,000, we were excited but not hopeful to negotiate a price that would be within our price range. In fact, when we first talked to Bobby about the home, we knew it would be a long shot. He encouraged to put a bid down for the house, and to our surprise, we were able to negotiate a purchase price of $715,000. Without Bobby's professionalism, persistence, and 24 hour work ethic, we can honestly say that we would not be the current owner's of our dream home. We will recommend Bobby to our family and friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2013
user7423536
Helped me buy home
Bobby Graham is an outstanidng agent, He is the reason i was able to purchase short sale condo. He is also very professioanl, knowledgeable, and kind. I will ask him to be my agent again for the next purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2013
user229772
Helped me buy home
Bobby acted as my buying agent to purchase a condo in La Jolla. His services were nothing short of exceptional and excellent. Specifically, 1. His positive attitude and cheerful disposition helped to complete the process in spite of several trying obstacles. 2. He was always very willing to go out of his way to tackle every 'road bump'. 3. He accepted responsibility and sought solutions even when the problems arose due to the negligence or lack of interest of the other real estate agent. 4. He acts with the highest integrity and code of ethics. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2012
user4677618
Helped me buy home
Bobby is absolutely amazing! He just helped us purchase our dream home with a great price. He was very patient and personal and a genuinely nice person! We were impressed that he always made himself available when we needed him. We are extremely pleased with the whole process assisted by him. We absolutely love our new home... Thank you Bobby!!! Min and Matt
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2012
user0405461
Helped me buy home
Bobby is amazing! Our home was 330k and worth every penny! We were first time home buyers and needed a lot of guidance through the entire process. Bobby was there every step of the way to answer all of our questions. During the process of finding a place we loved he was honest and always had our best interest in mind. He was the perfect agent!!!! He felt as part of our family immediately, always willing to help in every aspect of our process, even offering to help unload our truck when we got the keys to our home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user3062231
Helped me buy home
Bobby was simply an amazing person to deal with, flexible, available, helpful, dynamic and professional. He went beyond the call of duty, and treated us as if we were family. He always returned our phone calls, text messages emails within minutes of us sending them. When we started our search, he was very organized, knowledgeable and understood our needs. He was never pushy but always available to answer our questions, give us estimates of sales around the area. He never backed down, even when we asked to see a home that had already accepted an offer. When we found our home, our sale was hindered by the sellers having never lived in the home, not living in the US and all going through a seller's agent that was less than helpful. He made the process efficient and without him, I sincerely believe the sale would have fallen through. He did all the paperwork via Docusign, and it was extremely professional, well done, we never missed a signature, while the sellers' Docusigns always seem to be missing something. Also, when we developped our buyer's requests, he supported us and fought for what we wanted and wrote an amazingly well done request form that included pictures of what needed repairs. He followed up himself on the repairs and made sure they were completed. I recommend him without any reservation, and would not use anybody but him for any of my family, friends, and especially for myself. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2012
user0030951
Helped me buy and sell homes
At the beginning of 2012, my wife and I were looking to purchase a home and found out about Bobby from a friend over 17 years. We didn't know where to start when choosing an agent so it was nice to have someone you trust give a good recommendation. One Saturday, Bobby reached out to us (my friend gave him my number with my permission) and wanted to know if I had any questions. He was not pushy and very positive from the get-go. He put us on lists with our specific home requirements in areas all over San Diego County from the luxury of an iPad after work. The site would allow us to make comments on our time and Bobby would ask if we wanted to see the homes. In one instance, when he wasn't available, he even set up a showing with his mother - also a real estate agent. In this instance, time was of the essence since the home was a short-sale. After expressing our interest in the listing, Bobby immediately went to work to get our offer in with the sellers agent. They already had received offers but Bobby was able to get our offer accepted and negotiate a price less than the listing! We were shocked as this was the first and only offer we put on a home but we knew we wanted that one. All in all the shortsale took approximately 6 months due to issues outside of Mr. Graham's control. However, he would provide updates, even at times when there wasn't much of an update. At no time did his enthusiasm wane or was he unavailable to answer any questions we had. If you are looking for an excellent agent that is from the area and is willing to go the extra mile, give Bobby a call. You will be pleasantly surprised. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/27/2012
Sghtunsn
Helped me buy home
I found a condo in UTC/La Jolla on Zillow late one evening and pinged Bobby to get more info. and he responded within 10-15 minutes and got me a look at the unit I was interested in the very next day and took the opportunity to show me 2 others he thought I may be interested in. We ended up putting an offer out for the condo I initially contacted him about and even though the owner responded positively he continued to show me highly relevant properties, as a hedge against unpredictable behavior by the seller, until we agreed on a deal. He lives UTC, is from Southern California and while I think most real estate agents just want to "close a deal" I felt like he did a good job remaining objective and making sure I didn't get tunnel vision on the first place I looked at (it was the first place I looked at through him but I had been looking for a year). He is young, enthusiastic and motivated, and seems more interested in earning his moniker "the real estate man" than closing a single deal, if I have any criticism it is only that he got a little salty with my finance people but considering the professionalism he displayed in all other aspects of the transaction I chalk it up to youthful enthusiasm. Bottom line, if you are looking at real estate in UTC or La Jolla I recommend checking with Bobby before talking to anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2012
user485997
Helped me buy home
Being my first experience buying a home, I was incredibly fortunate to have Bobby as my real estate agent. He is familiar with all of the San Diego area as he grew up in city and was able to help me in particular because the condo I purchased is within the same area as his. In addition, he responded to me almost immediately whenever I had any questions and I had quite a few. He was extremely professional in his dealings and you could not meet a nicer guy. I would recommend him to anyone who is considering him as a real estate agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2012
mjwilde
Helped me buy home
Bobby helped me purchase my first home and he was awesome to work with. He was always extremely professional, helpful, and patient with me as I tried to find the right home. He was genuinely interested in helping me to find the right place and never tried to rush me into anything I wasn't comfortable with. Bobby made the whole home buying process run smoothly and stress free and I definitely highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2012
Joey Chow
Helped me buy home
I am most impressed by his positive energy and work ethics. He makes it look like a breeze when you know this line of work is anything but easy. We are forever thankful for his hard work, patience, and genuine concern to look out for our best interest. For those who know him, you know he's not just your agent. He's your friend.
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
faye99
Listed and sold a home
Bobby is a great person and a great business man. when he sold my mom's home in 3days and above the market price i was impressed, He sold another home for a family member under 10 days last year. when we listed the third property with him, he was above and beyand to help us to prepare the property for the market. he even offered to go there and water the flowers every day. I was really impressed the way he took the sell of my home as his top proirity. Thank you Bobby.
Highly likely to recommend
01/30/2012
amking17
Helped me buy home
I worked with Bobby during the purchase of my home in 2009. I took him out of his usual area of expertise by focusing my search in another area of town. Bobby was very accommodating and learned the area quickly. He was always willing to drive out of his way to show me properties as soon as they came on the market. Unfortunately, I was involved in a serious automobile accident while in escrow. I could not have asked for more from a realtor, as Bobby did everything he could to help me including bringing paperwork to me at home. Everything closed not only on time, but early! I would highly suggest Bobby to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. You could not ask for better service! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2011
StephanieAnne
Helped me buy home
I had an amazing experience working with Bobby. He was very patient with me, looking at many, many different properties as I tried to narrow down my idea of what I wanted to buy. Every time I found properties that I wanted to see, he was ready the next day with appointments. I finally found a place that I loved but another offer was accepted the next day. Bobby kept in contact with the selling agent and was the first to find out when the other offer fell through. I would have never gotten my condo without Bobby's follow through and dedication to find me a new home. Bobby answered every single question I had, was amazingly prompt with appointments and phone calls, listened to what I wanted, and has even provided me with names and numbers of any type of vendor that I have needed. I will definitely use him again and will recommend him to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2011
Barry_sd
Helped me buy home
I met Bobby during an open house and was immediately impressed by his demeanor and professionalism. Bobby spent over 6 months with us to find our new place. We were first time home buyers and he provided valuable information to us during the whole process. To top it off Bobby worked with us also after closing when the seller missed out on a few of his deliverables. I can't recommend Bobby enough, he is one of the best out there if not the best in San Diego. He understands your needs and works diligently towards it, never once has been pushy as a salesman and always keeps his clients requirement as his own. I will always use Bobby in future and would recommend his also to all my friends and my companies relocation company. He made our buying experience awesome. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/26/2011
Bhawna
Helped me buy home
Highly recommend Bobby Graham for the partnership extended to us throughout and after the process.Being first time home buyers,we were totally dependant on Bobby and he was with us all through the way guiding us and being very patient.He would take the lead in shortlisting home for us.He also has been available for any support even after the deal has been closed.Extremely helpful and supportive.Will defnitely recommend to anyone looking for an agent.
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2011
cerby06
Helped me buy home
Bobby was always very hard at work for us. Was in communication at all times. The best compliment I can give someone is that they make u feel like family. That's exactly how u feel having him help u attain your home. I would recommend Bobby 2 my friends and family anytime. Bobby is the freaking man.
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2011
jenzmarine
Helped me buy home
As a member of the military, moving my family from place to place every three or so years is the norm. This requires dealing with Realtors every time we move. Now normally whenever we dealt with a Realtor it was like dealing with a car dealer. I say "normally" because when we chose Bobby to be our Realtor for our upcoming move he broke that paradigm. Bobby showed a genuine interest in finding the perfect home for us. He went to great lengths to show us all the options that were available. Knowing we have two school-aged children he took the initiative and researched which neighborhoods were in the best school districts. Now that is personal service and professionalism at its finest. In today?s cut-throat market you will be hard pressed to find the type of dedication that Bobby has given us.? --- Captain Jiemar A Patacsil USMC Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2011
smahar
Helped me buy home
I recently had the pleasure of working with Bobby to find and purchase my first home. As a first time home-buyer I knew almost nothing about the process and decisions. Bobby was more than willing to take the time to go over everything (sometimes multiple times) until I not only understood all of the options, but was also comfortable with the final decision. Along with the comfort Bobby provided, he also was a great negotiator and ended up saving me thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Bobby based on his work ethic and results, but more importantly because he is a genuinely great guy who will do anything to make your home-buying an amazing experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/11/2011
patacsilusmc
Helped me buy home
Bobby Graham is very personable and professional at the same time. He is incredibly dedicated to his clients and will go to great lengths for them. His knowledge of local real estate is extensive, which is incredibly helpful to both local and out of town buyers. I would highly recommend Bobby Graham!
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2011
gbonamy
Helped me buy home
Bobby Graham and his partner Loren are two very dedicated real-estate agents. I was first very impressed by Bobby's responsiveness. Out of all the real estate agent that I contacted, he is the only one who actually contacted me back promptly and was more interested about what I wanted than what he had to sell. I met Bobby on the Street as he was picking up signs for his open house. Bobby was very friendly and after taking my contact information contacted me back, which is more than I can say for half the real estate agent I met. After selecting properties that matched my interest, Bobby worked around my rather inflexible schedule and help me view dozen of houses in my area at very odd hours of the day (7-9pm?). In that regard I think that his flexibility and willingness to work around my schedule were capital. After visiting a few houses Bobby helped me through the bidding process for a few houses that were undergoing foreclosure and short sale. From what I collected from my friends many agents simply refuse to work these types of sell. Furthermore, the process was very smooth thanks to the fact that he used online service to carry documents and for signing them. This did considerably help speed up the process. Bobby drafted proposal that met my personal situation and was not afraid to bid on very low prices (which is not necessarily in his best interest). Finally escrow went very smoothly. I was probably on the phone with Bobby every day and he was really candid about answering my questions or finding answers to them. The escrow could have been closed in about 3 weeks thanks to booby?s diligence in pushing everything forward, though thanks to booby?s advice delaying it by 1.5 weeks helped me pocket a very large tax credit). Furthermore, bobby did a great job at the negotiation, and worked hard to help me buy a house 8% below market price (which is awesome on such a low market). After the purchase Bobby and Loren both helped me get settled in my new home and helped me with some of the large amount of question I had due to being a new home owner (insurance, home warranty etc.). I must say that their service truly goes behind the call of duty and I have no reservation to recommend their service to any friends, colleagues, family. In fact I have recommended him to many people and one of my friend that used his service was also extremely satisfied. Hopefully this is enough to make you pick up your phone and contact him. You will not be disappointed! Less ... More