Pete Thistle

13 years of work experience
San Diego City Life Real Estate
465 10th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 857-2289

Ratings & reviews (14)

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Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2013
user90901062
Helped me buy home
My wife and I are residents of San Clemente CA & recently decided to purchase a property in down town San Diego. For us this would be a second home / investment opportunity and the 5th real estate transaction that we would contemplate. I am happy to say that we are now happy owners of a great Condo in the Park Place tower which we acquired at a very attractive price. Making this happen was not a trivial task and we owe much gratitude to the professionalism and competence of our agent Pete Thistle. We initially connected with Pete when he responded to an online inquiry that we made about one of his listings. Pete was very responsive to our request and invited us to join him and view properties in the down town area with him. We were new to downtown living and had no knowledge of any of the properties in the area. Pete initially us showed a variety of very different properties in the little Italy area and gave us a great overview of what was available at various price points. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable about all of the properties; he informed us on litigation issues and was quick to educate us about future construction plans in the various neighborhoods that could impact views from the various properties. Bottom line is he is very knowledgeable about downtown San Diego and all future plans for the area. We did not buy a property for several months, but during this time Pete was very patient (un real-estate agent like), he was always willing to show us different properties in different areas and never pressured us to make a decision or an offer on anything. When we did find the Park Place property that we ended up purchasing Pete was on the ball with every aspect of the transaction. We closed on Dec 31 2012 and for our deal to go through everything had to happen in 3 weeks with the Christmas holiday in the mix, Well we pulled it off and I have to say that Pete?s experience really paid dividends and his diligence and professionalism throughout the entire process was outstanding. -John & Jane Wardle March 6th, 2013 Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2012
user804295
Listed and sold a home
Pete Thistle is the best realtor we have ever had by far, and that is saying something because we have moved a lot. He lives and works downtown, and his knowledge of the area is so extensive we call him "Downtown Pete". We referred him to several sets of friends and their experiences have been nothing but positive. He really makes the often stressful experience of buying and selling real estate painless. Thanks Pete!
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Karen! It was a pleasure working with you and Barry to both purchase and sell your condo at CITY FRONT TERRACE. I hope you decide to return to downtown San Diego and a 2nd home/vacation home dweller in the near future!
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2012
BLOOMSD
Helped me find a home to rent
I have to say the entire process of finding our little space for BLOOM SD was seamless. Pete Thistle was extremely helpful all the way from start to completion. When looking for a realtor it is important to find one that cares about your needs and what you are looking for. I would highly recommend San Diego City Life Real Estate for any Real Estate Transaction. Thank you Pete for being so helpful every step of the way !
Response fromPete Thistle
Thank you for the kind words, Melisa! You and your BLOOM SD storefront at 660 9th Avere a welcomed addition to the NEXUS building as a clothing and accessories retailer. You have a tremendous sense of style and taste. Your merchandise reflects that.
Highly likely to recommend
11/30/2012
user3870827
Helped me buy and sell homes
Pete goes above & beyond to make sure the buying/selling experience goes as smoothly as possible. He also has great contacts & referrals in all areas of the real estate business. Superb!
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2012
user6263579
Helped me buy home
Pete Thistle was a tremendous help in working with me through the entire process of buying my townhouse here in downtown San Diego. He not only listened to my desires, helped me narrow down what I wanted, but then showed me many units over a three day period walking all over the downtown area. He was very professional in negotiating the purchase, helped me secure the financing, and made sure the entire process was a Great Experience. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone interested in working with a very professional real estate broker of the very highest integrity. :)John C. Wise CLU CHFC CLTC Less ... More
Response fromPete Thistle
John! Thanks for your warm recount of our time and travels together in finding a perfect fit for you at THE GRANDE SOUTH. I look forward to continuing to be a resource to you and others. -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2012
user5114808
Helped me buy home
Looking, buying and closing on a house is said to be the most stressful thing to be done in one's life. I was not looking forward to the process, again, when I was looking a place in San Diego. I met with Pete and was impressed with his approach to the house hunting process. We initially just talked about my interests and what would make a good neighborhood to live in. He mentioned some neighborhoods and offered to setup a search site for me to browse listings suited to what I was looking for. This was a great benefit for me as I travel a good deal and to be able to pull up listings suited to what I was looking for was awesome. Pete's attention to deal and organization is superb, and answers his phone when you call him, only one time did it go to voicemail, and he called back within 5 minutes. During negotiations, Pete had my best interests in mind and helped me arrive at a great deal that surpassed my expectations. All throughout the escrow and "paperwork" process, Pete provided me with what to expect and, being on the road a lot, he was able to provide documents that needs to be signed in an electronic format that could be signed via a smart phone....I was able to complete documents from home and during my trip to Europe that allowed the closing to complete on time with no problems. Pete took the time to explain the whole process, what I should expect, who everyone was in the process (escrow, lender, HOA process) and followed up to make sure I contacted who I needed to and made sure I had all the documentation I needed. It really made the process extremely stress free. If you are looking for a new home in San Diego, you will be doing yourself a favor if you go with Pete Thistle and his crew...I haven't sold a place in San Diego yet, but will definitely trust Pete to do this when I do look to sell down the road. Less ... More
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Joe! Your description of what we looked at together before you ultimately decided to make THE LEGEND your new home really took me back through our tours of 92101 this summer. Your equal responsiveness to my phone conversations and electronic correspondence really made this transaction come together on time despite travel plans which had you in many states and continents during the escrow period. It was an extreme pleasure to work with someone who is by their phone and able to answer it as often as I enjoy doing. I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood! -Pete Less ... More
Maybe recommend
11/28/2012
user3046273
Helped me buy home
Pete is one of two realtors I've met in my life whom I consider excellent. His knowledge of downtown San Diego is first class. I've moved 12 times. His knowledge of the process of acquiring property is thorough and professional. He keeps his appointments and responds promptly to inquirees. I highly recommend him for potential clients considering the San Diego metro area.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thank you very much for your compliment, Ward. I know that you and Mary both moved down from north county San Diego to purchase at BAYSIDE after having an excellent real estate experience with your agent Jan Jarboegreider. It was an honor to be entrusted with your confidence and faith in me as an expert in downtown 92101. I really appreciate your feelings about recommending me to others who may be considering making downtown 92101 their new home. -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
11/28/2012
user601161
Helped me buy home
Pete Thistle was recommended to us from our close friends who had used him on a purchase and sale in the downtown San Diego area. They spoke highly of his professionalism so we contacted Pete for help in a downtown condo purchase. His knowledge of the downtown market was extensive. He represented us, we closed on time with no hassles at all. Another friend of ours also used Pete for a condo purchase in Little Italy and was extremely happy with Pete.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Maria! It was a pleasure helping you make an informed decision about your choice to purchase in CITY FRONT TERRACE. I look forward to continuing to work with you as a real estate resource and always appreciate you staying in touch! -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2012
user4047200
Helped me find tenant for rental
Pete has handled several real estate transactions for me and has always been very professional and knowledgable in any situation. Delivers above and beyond expectations when dealing with contracts and negotiations.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Steve! It was a pleasure helping you source a tenant for your TREO condo as well as assist you in the purchase of your condo at The Grande South. I look forward to continuing to assist you with your real estate needs. -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
11/08/2012
user1706217
Long-term management of a property
Pete found me the perfect tenants, made sure I was paid every month on time, and handled every tenant concern during move in and out after the lease was over in a very efficient and professional manner. I would never dream of using any other realtor for managing a property or other real estate transactions.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Teresa! It was a pleasure helping you and John source a tenant for your ICON condo as well as assist you in the initial purchase of this investment property. I look forward to continuing to assist you with your real estate needs. -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2012
user583600
Helped me find a home to rent
Peter made finding our son a rental in Downtown San Diego effortless. We live in Northern Calif. so Peter was our eyes, ears, and legs. He previewed many properties for us and was able to narrow the search keeping in mind our needs. Peter sent many pictures to us and was always available to be reached by phone or email. Peter understood the rental climate and made professional suggestions that resulted in a successful outcome. Peter found the perfect property and negotiated the terms of the lease. When it comes time to rent or buy, I would definitely call upon Peter and would recommend him at every opportunity. Less ... More
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Debbie! It was a pleasure bridging the gap between San Francisco and San Diego and finding your son the right condo to live in at GASLAMP CITY SQUARE for his internship in downtown San Diego. Thanks for being so "picture and video" attachment friendly so that you could see what I saw in the condos I researched on your behalf. I look forward to meeting you in person sometime as well as helping you find the right condo for your son or daughter to purchase when they are ready. -Pete Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2012
user898456
Helped me buy home
Pete is a local professional with a global approach. Years of downtown SD experience and diversified background and education in finance, marketing and music. Talented Real Estate Professional.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, Paul! You bought at THE MARK at the right time and have been a welcomed addition to the East Village neighborhood as it has grown over the past three years. Congratulations on making a wise home purchase and a terrific investment! -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2012
gpasterak
Helped me find a home to rent
Pete is a great person to work with. He is knowledgable and experienced in all things having to do with buying and renting in San Diego. He assisted us in a long search for a condo to rent one long weekend visiting before we moved to San Diego. We looked at many places from high rises to single family homes. I think we counted 21 places in three days that we dragged Pete to while we looked. We finally picked a place that suited our needs perfectly and enjoy it very much. Thanks Pete
Response fromPete Thistle
G e o r g e ! It continues to be a pleasure working with you and Vickie to find condos for lease that meet your needs. You both have a great eye for luxury while living at THE LEGEND and now in an equally stunning condo in Coronado. I enjoy looking at what interests you in the San Diego marketplace and look forward to helping you find that perfect condo to purchase. -Pete
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2012
user1757860
Helped me buy and sell homes
Pete is terrific to work with and has extensive experience with the downtown San Diego market. Pete helped us find and purchase a condo through a short sale process. We got a terricfic deal and Pete's knowledge and experience helped us every step of the way.
Response fromPete Thistle
Thanks, John & Cari! It was a great honor to win your trust and assist you in finding a TREMENDOUS short sale deal for your first home purchase. I look forward to working with you again when you are ready to purchase your next place! You've got a great home and future rental at PARK BLVD EAST. -Pete