Max Folkers

11 years of work experience
RE/MAX Pacific
1545 Hotel Circle South Ste. 145
San Diego, CA, 92108
(619) 908-1343

Ratings & reviews (45)

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Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2014
Blue277H
Listed and sold a home
Max and his team have been amazing. 5 years ago Max helped us buy a short sale and they really made the process seamless. Moving forward 5 years it was time to sell that property. Max offered us a variety of listing price options and explained the plan to us. Within a week and a half we had multiple offers and we accepted an offer very close to asking. Being the first time we have sold a property we had lots of questions. Many which Max and his team had answered before we could even think about them. He took the time to understand us and our goals and tailored the experience accordingly. We are very happy with the result and would recommend Max and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the San Diego area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
mark wendy
Listed and sold a home
Max is an excellent, caring, responsive agent. He sold our house quickly, and guided us through the complicated process of coordinating selling and buying. Max went above and beyond to save us money and keep us out of temporary housing. Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
user0807965
Other
We are in the process of buying a home and selling another home, with Max's assistance. He has been professional and ethical and we've been impressed with the other professionals he's recommended to help in the process.
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
user1827306
Other
I have dealt with both Sellers and Buyers that Max Folkers has represented and they have spoken highly of him. Because he has paved the way of the process of selling and buying a home for his clients, they come into the transaction with some knowledge of how the whole process will go. I would highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2013
user1212430
Listed and sold a home
Max is a true professional: hard working, kind and honest. He helped us through a process that could have been very difficult but made it effortless?We would recommend him highly!
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2013
user8291081
Helped me buy home
Max was very easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable. He led our family through the entire process teaching us along the way. Max always had our best interest in mind. His patience and quick responses to our questions or concerns were very much appreciated. We will definitely be recommending Max to our friends and family. If we ever need help again, we will be looking for Max to help guide us once again. Thank you Max!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2013
user87865814
Listed and sold a home
Max was fantastic! He helped me sell my home quickly and efficiently. He was also extremely helpful in working through some tricky timing issues. I definitely highly recommend him!
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
user68624070
Listed and sold a home
Max and his crew were life savers! I was trying to sell a house in California while trying to move into another house in Colorado. Max used his bag of tools (many POC's in general contracting) to accomplish all the needed work on my house required prior to selling. I felt like I had a family member in California looking out for my best interests in my absence. Without his personal attention in all involved, there's no way I could have got all my desired results. Results, my house sold for more then what I said I wanted and within a month of listing! Incredible! Only the highest of recommendations! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
user47173043
Listed and sold a home
Max is the consummate professional! Marketing of the property was well done utilizing all media. He also helped my daughter and her fiance buy a first home. I would highly recommend Max for anyone buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2013
user22192293
Helped me buy home
Our purchase was for a second home. As we are from out of the area it was important to work with someone who would represent us in our physical absence. Max was diligent in showing us the broad spectrum of available inventory. Once we made an offer is when we realized the true value of having Max represent us. The selling realtor was non-existent, so Max picked up the slack for both sides going the extra mile, making sure the escrow moved forward, constantly checking on issues, making sure items were corrected for closing, even having the locks changed after closing and making sure the property was cleaned up before we arrived. (something the seller was supposed to have done) We cannot say enough about Max's efforts that went above and beyond. Buying and selling a home is stressful enough, Max was the main reason we were able to keep our cool. We have our realtor for any future real estate transactions in San Diego. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2013
user11659509
Helped me buy home
Max helped us personally above and beyond his role as our agent. For example, when the closing was delayed he offered his own storage to us for the interval.
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2013
428FA1746FC7D56A2F0358C4C6C7
Listed and sold a home
Max has helped us sell a house, rent a house and then buy another house over the past 3 years. Honest, hard working, and excellent follow thru. We highly recommend him for all types of transactions.
Highly likely to recommend
05/25/2013
user4687534
Helped me buy home
We had a tricky purchase, we were dealing with low inventory and tight deadline for qualifying rebates. Max listened and negotiated the best deal that worked in our budget and time. He took the time to explain the purchasing process and what the market entailed during the housing bust.
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2015
eadome
Helped me buy home
Max was great. He saved us about $100,000 by recommending an amazing area near Bay Park that we weren't even considering at first. We had a constant barrage of questions throughout the mortage process and Max answered them all. We'd recommend him highly.
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2015
efg1951
Listed and sold a home
Max and his team were great during the process of selling my condo in San Diego. His knowledge of the market was spot on and help us to set an asking price that was fair and enabled us to sell the property in a reasonable amount of time. His office was easy to work with and did a lot of the heavy lifting required during the selling process, since I no longer reside in San Diego. All in all a great experience and I will use Max and his team again.
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2015
kathleendellisant5
Listed and sold a home
We loved working with Max. He is honest and extremely helpful in every aspect of purchasing and selling a house. We used Max to buy two homes and sell one house. He went above and beyond to make the process easy for us. If anything needed to be done(like fix a skylight, rebuild the deck, check for mold) he knew who to call and set it all up for us. If I had a question about anything he would get back to me right away. I completely trust Max and would use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2014
jimstephan123
Helped me buy home
Max is a extremely knowledgeable, responsive, informative, and honest realtor. Max recently helped my wife and I purchase a home in the Bay Park area of San Diego. The seller of the home was uncooperative during the entire process to say the least. Max's steady even keeled temperament was idea for us during what could have been a very stressful process. Max is accountable, does what he says he will do, and follows up with you and appraises you every step of the way. We highly recommend him. Jim & Helene. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2014
zuser20140528123412525
Helped me buy home
We have worked with Max for the past 3 months looking for a home in the Bay Park Area. I am happy to say we just closed Escrow on our new home! Max is a very caring, ethical and professional agent. He understood our budget, what type of house we were looking for and the location that we wanted to be in. Max was always availble by text, phone, and email - no matter what time or how many times we had contacted him. Max made the purchase and Escrow very smooth and worry free. We would highly recommend Max for any type of real estate needs - it was like working with a good friend! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/04/2014
someade1
Helped me buy home
Max and his team are great! My wife and I had the tough task of buying a house during the hot market though Spring and Summer 2014. We had been working with another agent and lost out on several deals. After switching over to Max (who was referred to us by a friend), we closed on a great house in short order. Max was easy to work with and provided us with clear and objective options in some complex situations. I trust Max. My wife and I plan to work with him again and highly recommend him.
Likely to recommend
08/21/2014
f20red
Listed and sold a home
It was a great pleasure to work with Max while selling our property in Coronado he was very professional and was always only a phone call away day or night. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is selling their property in the San Diego area.
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2014
ChelseaKoehnen
Listed and sold a home
Max is a top-notch agent. You cannot go wrong working with him to sell or buy a home. He has an outstanding marketing campaign that works to sell homes quickly, and has very good negotiating skills that deliver. The best quality about Max is that he truly cares about his clients. He's easy to work with and other agents really enjoy working with him, too. Max makes the escow process smooth. I would definitely recommend Max to my family and friends.
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
LathaPoonamallee
Helped me buy home
Max helped us buy a house in Bay Park from out of state. He was terrific in understanding our family's needs in terms of location, type of house, especially flow of the house etc. He paid attention to our feedback on each property online very carefully so when we visited the area to look at homes, he knew exactly which ones to show us. He was also very respectful of our budgets and did not push us. He was professional, responsive, and very effective. He went above and beyond. As we were buying from out of town, we had to ask him to do a lot more than an average homebuyer and he was always ready to help. His style and professionalism made what should have been a stressful process very smooth and easy. And we are very happy with the purchase and no buyer's remorse here. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
SDHomeBuyer10
Helped me buy home
Max is a great realtor! He never pushed us to buy a house and even helped talk us out of a few houses. He spent a lot of time with us and made sure we found the right house. We also really appreciate his help dealing with such a terribly obnoxious seller. Thanks again Max!
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2014
loydene1
Helped me buy and sell homes
The sale of my home and purchase of another was the smoothest I have achieved after buying/selling 7 previous homes.... by far! My home sold before we even got a sign up! Buying was complicated by changes in my personal plans, schedules, and preferences, but Max and his team handled it all with grace and good humor. He made what is usually a stressful time into a painless series of transactions giving good advice along the way as needed. If there is a Gold Crown for realtors, it should go to Max. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2014
waltlindsey
Helped me buy and sell homes
Overall, Max was a pleasure to do business with and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking assistance with selling their home. He goes out of his way to care for his clients questions, needs, and concerns during the entire process start to finish. I am grateful to him for everything.
Highly likely to recommend
12/27/2013
usgrantv5
Listed and sold a home
Max stuck with me for over a year, during a very tumultuous process of selling my home. When asked, he always came through on showings, help with repairs, suggestions for staging, and all other aspects of getting the house sold.
Highly likely to recommend
10/23/2013
ksmosky
Helped me buy and sell homes
Max was great to work with and very helpful throughout the process. There were a few other offers ahead of mine in the process and Max was able to work with the seller and their agent to get mine selected and now I'm the happy owner of a new condo.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user22338809
Helped me buy home
If you want an easygoing and trustworthy realestate agent, Max is your man. He is great in giving his honest advices, never trying to sell you home that is not right for you. He is very accomodating to your last minute request of seeing houses.He is a great pleasure to be your home buying partner.
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user88902492
Listed and sold a home
Before choosing Max as my listing agent, I interviewed several agents. Max was prompt to the initial interview, honest, not pushy, and seemed relaxed and willing to provide his knowledge about the current real esate market. After choosing Max as my listing agent, he was quick to have a person over at my place to help stage my home, had a professional photographer take great pictures, and had my home on the MLS expeditiously. During the offer process, Max offered his advice but always let me make the final decision without making me feel awkward. He is tech savvy and I was able to complete most of the transaction electronically. He has a full-time assistant who is prompt and willing to help when need be. The escrow process was very smooth and Max kept in close communication throughout the entire process. At the end, Max was able to take my property from initial listing to complete sale within two months! Thanks Max for helping make the sale of my home a smooth process! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2013
user3067545
Helped me buy home
Max is an amazing agent! He helped us find and purchase the exact home we were looking for while meeting or exceeding every demand we put on him. He knows the local market and was great about only showing us properties that fit within our search criteria. Max is an excellent negotiator and he got the seller to significantly lower the purchase price of our home. We absolutely love the property Max found for us. Thanks Max!
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2012
a_e76
Listed and sold a home
Max Folkers and his team handled our short sale perfectly. They promptly dealt with the mortgage holders and negotiated the sale. We had already moved and they handled everything without us having to be in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2012
DianneBurton
Listed and sold a home
Max and his staff went the extra mile on the management and eventual sale of my small commercial building. Max was a lifesaver 10 times over, as I live in another state and was unfamiliar with the San Diego market. He hired able contractors to refurbish the interior prior to sale, followed up with potential buyers and lessees expressing interest in the property, and gave me valuable advice at each stage of negotiating the sale. I would work with Max again in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend him to my friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2012
ExSDNative
Listed and sold a home
Max went the extra mile to ensure that our home got visibility to all the agents in the area. He followed up with all the agents that showed our home, and kept us informed on the progress. When got a buyer, Max gently managed us through the highly stressful escrow phase. While we had a few hiccups ( like many transactions) Max worked with the buyers agent to work our solutions we could both accept.
Highly likely to recommend
11/06/2011
JennniferS
Listed and sold a home
Max was very professional, helpful, and responsive. My husband and I look forward to using Max and his team again in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2011
ben ash
Helped me buy home
Hello I would highly recommend Max Folkers and his assitant mindi in your next real estate transaction Both are highly experience and very professional. They guided us through a complicated and long close sale transaction that took a few month. They worked very hard in making the offer and also in making the transaction close, In your next purchase or sale or close transaction you should definitly hire experts lime mindi and max that would work very hard to make achieve your goals thank you max and mindi Ben asher family Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2011
KarlaBerry
Listed and sold a home
I have bought houses in three different states and if you are buying a house in San Diego, you want Max Folkers as your realtor. He knows the ropes and he is a genuinely nice guy. He drove me from house to house to house and helped me get the best deal. He stayed level headed when I got emotional during negotiations of selling our house. You will not find a better realtor in San Diego County.
Highly likely to recommend
08/26/2011
AngieG1980
Helped me buy home
Max and Mindy were so helpful and responsive! After a bad experience with our first agent, we were referred to Max by a friend. What a relief it was to have someone on our side and ready to help us buy a house! Even when we had trouble getting our loan funded, Max was right there helping to find a solution! We will definitely be recommending him to all our friends looking to buy a home in San Diego!!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/24/2011
mb757
Listed and sold a home
I listed and sold a Home with Max that closed in August. I was an out of town seller and needed someone who could handle the sale without my being there. I got Max's name from a friend of mine who knew him. I interviewed other real estate agents in addition to Max before selecting him for the job. Max did everything he said he would do from that initial interview. Max was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating of another unusual circumstance regarding the sale. He was responsive to all of my requests, open to honest discussion about the sale and marketing of the house, and made the escrow a non event. He and his assistant Mindi were very professional and easy to work with. Max has a very relaxed demeanor and displayed none of the high pressure sales elements so common in many real estate agents. I would definitely recommend him. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/23/2011
pattshinsky
Helped me buy home
Max is considerate with his follow-ups and never leaves questions unanswered. We were delighted with the outcome of our condo purchase and Max's handling of the entire transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2011
megandken
Helped me buy home
Max Folkers is a great agent -- professional, patient and smart. We looked at homes for several years, trying to find exactly what we were looking for. He was knowledgeable about the market, responsive to each request, and a solid negotiator. We finally purchased a home after a long search, and I am so glad Max made the deal.
Highly likely to recommend
07/05/2011
cowensusd
Helped me buy home
We really enjoyed working with Max. He was very helpful and prompt with all of our questions. He didn't make us feel pressured or rush us during any of the time we worked with him. He was also always available to meet with us to view homes and would let us know when he wasn't going to be available ahead of time. Finally, he helped us find our new home and made a short sale situation more pleasant than we had heard about!
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2011
rjg270
Helped me buy home
Very knowledgeable, guided me through the process at every step. Everything went smoothly.
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2011
krypticone
Helped me buy home
Max is a patient Buyer's Agent. He showed me more than 50 houses before I bought this one. I'm not exaggerating. We looked at five or six houses at a time over the period of a year. Back then prices were beginning to drop and we were seeing a lot of the dregs at prices that still made no sense. When we found my house, we agreed that it was priced a little high. But not much. And it was the house I wanted. The Seller had to get out; he was a little underwater and I got him out. Max knew and told me that I was paying a little bit of a premium. Max wanted me to get a better deal on this house and so advised me. At the time we had three short sale offers out, too, and the banks were ignoring us and the others with offers. This turned out to be the right deal AND it is now home. Max has been suffering with me since this sale in 2009 as we look for rental opportunities. Poor Max. Max and his staff will do a great job for you too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2011
kottonkendy
Helped me buy home
I was blown away by the knowledge and professionalism of Max Folkers and his team. They were helpful and patient as I worked through the process to find my perfect investment property. I trusted that with Max's experience and guidance, I would not be disappointed in the end result. I used to think that buying a house seemed intimidating, but with the right people by your side it is just the opposite. The experience has been wonderful and exciting and I look forward to doing it again. I will definitely use Max Folkers as my real estate agent in future and so should you! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2011
mistyketron
Showed me homes
Agent was extremely responsive and offered valuable patience in showing me hundreds of homes in a short period of time and on my schedule. She went the extra mile to help me find exactly what I wanted and was exceptionally wonderful company during the process. I chose to stay with this agent over a Century 21 USAA referred agent under the movers advantage program which pays $1,300 at closing for using thier preferred agent under no other obligations because the Remax agent was able to offer the extra pateince and perserverence during the stressful process of buying a home which proved to be more valuable. Less ... More