When choosing a real estate professional, get to know their history!
Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know me better - from awards and credentials I've achieved, to references from past clients.
I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.
Brian is THE MAN! I purchased two properties with Brian over the past 7 years, the first being a first home purchase. As a first time buyer, he patiently walked me through the entire process, and worked with me over 12 months as we tried our luck with short sale after short sale. We landed a STEAL on the water in Mission Bay, and to this day I'm still thankful that I had Brian in my corner for that first purchase. More recently, I purchased my dream home with Brian. Same story, we patiently looked at properties for about 2 years until we finally landed this place. After the initial buyer backed out of escrow, the seller (who had maintained a relationship with Brian) reached back out and we came to terms. Thank you Brian for keeping the deal alive! I couldn't give a higher recommendation. Brian is honest, thorough, responsive, and a great guy to have in your corner. I'll continue to work with Brian for future home purchases.--Justin K
I cannot say enough positive things about Brian. He represented us in a fairly complex transaction last year wherein we found the house we wanted to buy, but our existing house was not on the market yet. Needless to say, timing was crucial, and of course issues came up along the way (frequently and potentially deal breaking ones at that) and Brian was an integral part in navigating the tumultuous waters and also at assuring my very anxious husband at every turn. As a real estate attorney who frequently works with brokers I can both personally and professionally attest to Brian's superior attention to detail and care for his clients. In sum, Brian SERIOUSLY earned his commission and we count him not only as our trusted broker but as a friend.--samanthagun
Brian was an excellent realtor to work with. He always had our best interest in mind when assisting with making our new home choice. Brian also shared with us the best ways of preparing our previous home for the real estate market. His unwavering knowledge of the buying/selling processes instilled a level of confidence in my wife and I which enabled us to actually enjoy what could be, an otherwise, stressful time. --schafedog
Brian has worked with me on the purchase and sale of several properties. He has always been very professional, timely and responsive. He is a forward thinker and stays on top of all phases of the real estate transaction. It is always a pleasure to work with him. In fact, I will be doing business with him again soon. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is the best!--Karen
We are so glad that we chose Brian to sell our house! We are first-time sellers and needed some extra guidance. He was quick to learn our preferences and was responsive to every question or request. He made the process run more smoothly than I could have imagined. His reassurances along the way and clear expertise in the area reduced the stress of the transaction. Finally, his spot-on intuition and relationships in the field helped us to sell our house quickly. We had multiple offers and sold above asking. We would not hesitate to recommend him!--HeidiY
Our house sale was very complicated. We live in Sweden and Brian was suggested by an old San Diego friend. We have nothing but praise for the expert way he directed the sale and guided and advised us, keeping us in touch by telephone through all the details to a highly successful conclusion. He was more than generous with his time. And the time difference between San Diego and Sweden was a complication that he handled smoothly and skillfully, making the situation as easy and comfortable for us as possible from start to finish. I would highly recommend him. He was tremendously easy to get on with, knowledgable, experienced and trustworthy. --lemongulch
Over the years Brian has helped me through 3 successful offers and 2 home purchases in San Diego. We are both architects and we had very specific requirements on our wish list, especially given the market in San Diego. He was open, honest and willing to meet us at a moments notice to view potential properties. He helped us through some difficult sellers requirements. He is incredibly helpful, patient and knowledgeable. --Kris McCann
Brian helped us buy our dream home last fall. It was a long process for us and he was supportive throughout. When we first met him, we told him that we were just getting started in the process and in no rush. He faithfully met us at every house we wanted to see (1-2 a month) for several years. And as our search became more serious, he provided more attention, ultimately helping us to pull the trigger on a home purchase. We actually entered escrow for a home before buying our current home, but he helped us pull out of escrow when the inspection turned up problems that we weren't comfortable with. And when we finally found our dream home, he made sure we got it. Brian was patient, attentive, and incredibly organized. In fact, we liked working with him so much we sold another property through him this year.--bhulley
We recently purchased our first house here in San Diego and Brian made the experience so smooth for us. I would highly recommend using Brian for your real estate needs. Our favorite thing about working with Brian was how pro-active and responsive he was. If we had questions or issues with the process, Brian was always on top of it, very prompt with answering and returning phone calls and quick to get back to us if we ever needed anything. Take it from a first time home owner who knew next to nothing about home buying, Brian is a solid agent and an all around good person who will help you feel at ease with the home buying or selling process.--StephenT115
Brian has been the listing agent on 2 of my homes and the buyers agent on 2 others. He is extremely knowledgeable about the market and I have full confidence in him and his advice. Each transaction has been smooth which is a testament to his level or organization and thoroughness. Although he tells me we have been lucky also. He also has a great way of giving guidance without being overbearing. I fully recommend Brian without any hesitation as both a listing agent or buyer's agent.--einck
I have had Brian represent me in both the purchase and sale of an entry-level investment property (four-plex), and also the purchase of a $1M+ investment property at the beach. And he will represent me when I finally decide to move into an urban setting. And I have referred at least 5 or 6 friends and co-workers to him, all of whom have been extremely satisfied with his service. Brian is a master of details and a skilled and shrewd negotiator who knows how to close a deal. But the thing I like most about him is that he is a fun person and a pleasure to work with. Give him a call, you'll be glad you did!--W.Wingard
Brian has been both my selling and buying agent for 17 properties since 2001 and I can honestly say that working with him has been an absolute pleasure. He is extremely professional, personable and well organized. His honesty and candor are refreshing and I have never hesitated in recommending his services to my family and friends.---SA Smith
We bought one home listed by Brian, which is how we met him- we were represented by another realtor on that deal. He has since sold two homes for us and represented us as a buyer on one home. He is a pro- knowledgeable, organized, punctual, honest and smart. Hence we listed with him not just once, but twice. Highest recommendation!
I would use Brian Yaw again in a heartbeat! His professionalism, focus and attention-to-detail sold our property! He was timely in his responses, answered any & all questions honestly and assisted us in successfully navigating through the Real Estate process. His insight and experience were invaluable. --literarylorip
Brian Yaw is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced realtor who knows the San Diego market very well. But more than that, he is a professional--very responsive and makes sure all i's are dotted and t's crossed. He has represented me as both a buyer and a seller and provided excellent service in both transactions.--russmat58
This sale was difficult in many respects: elderly seller on verge of foreclosure' the adult child of the seller who normally handles business for the seller was out of the country for a long period; the adult child of the seller who had to handle the dealings with Brian had never met Brian and did not live in town where the sale occurred. Brian was more than patient with the entire process, always being sure to get consensus from all parties as the sale proceeded. There was only one offer and Brian made sure that the sale would proceed and with terms that allowed the seller to break even with the mortgage companies. He kept negotiating with the buyer so that, in the end, the buyer paid what the seller needed to break even, although the buyer certainly did not need to, as at least 3 other units were for sale at the time in the same building. We are the ones who should thank Brian, yet he wrote each of the seller parties a personal, hand-written thank you.--Olivia & Enid
In a difficult market, we made the decision to sell our home of 30 years and downsize. We contracted with Brian Yaw for the listing and never regretted the decision. He marketed the property in a way that made it easy for us, he gave us several suggestions about its presentation, and he was extremely ethical in his dealings with both us and our buyers. Importantly, we learned to trust Brian's intuition. Near the end of our sale, the buyer's financing collapsed through no fault of theirs. Brian stepped in and saved the sale by connecting the buyers with some financing he had used in the past with his own clients. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to sell or purchase a home.---Bob and Laurel
Brian, is very professional and extremely thorough. He listed our condo and had an offer in 1 day!!!. He made sure all the proper paperwork was completed and made sure that all items were disclosed so the buyer was made aware of every aspect of the sale. Brian made sure that he keep us updated on every detail of the process and answered all questions we had about our sale. I would highly recommend Brian Yaw if you want your property sold quick with no worries about the real estate process.--CharlesE13
This was my first purchase in San Diego and Brian get me informed every step of the way. Love his professionalism and personal touch. He really knows his stuff.--GailF
Brian did a great job selling my property. He was totally on top of every aspect of what become a bit of a challenging sale. He gave his opinion on what was happening, and was always asking what I thought and what I wanted to do. I depended on his expertise and he was always spot on. I would absolutely use him again for any real estate purchase or sale.--zuser
As first time home buyers we proceeded cautiously in selecting a realtor. After taking a home buyers course and interviewing several recommended candidates we felt Brian was the best fit. He was not only experienced and knowledgeable, but he was able to offer additional guidance and support when we needed it. As a result we felt confident when we finally found our perfect first home. We liked working with him so much that we gladly recommended him to a close friend who was selling his house. Brian is a perfect blend of expertise and recognizing the human aspect of purchasing a home.---Kathy
I've been very happy with Brian through the whole process of buying my first home. Professional, no pressure and above all knows San Diego! Brian answered every call, every email, every question with detailed answers every first time buyer will appreciate.--Jacques Z
After using Brian to buy my house, I cannot imagine ever working with another agent. Unlike most agents who just want to sell a house and move on, he was interested in making sure it's the best house for me. In fact, he warned me before seeing our first home that he tends to be pickier than the buyers. He personally walked our offer to the seller's agent. If he had been a couple of hours late, we would not have gotten our bargain home. In fact, I have referred him to my coworkers and family. --A Zheng
If you are looking for a friendly, knowledgeable and resourceful real estate agent, Brian Yaw is your man! He helped my partner and I find our dream home by knowing just the right questions to ask. I really feel he listened closely to our requests and was able to pin point exactly what we were looking for in no time at all. He knew a lot about each specific neighborhood in San Diego county and was even able to give us tips on good restaurants and fun activities in the area. He always went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable at every point during the process, and did a great job negotiating on our behalf. I definitely recommend Brian Yaw for any of your real estate needs! 2 thumbs up! ---C Flaherty
Brian helped me sell a condo from out of state and was fantastic to work with. This was a very complicated situation in which I was selling the property on behalf of a family member. There were squatters involved that had abandoned their belongings in the unit and a stressed-out condo association that had long ago lost patience with the situation. Brian was kind, attentive, forward-thinking and efficient. He coordinated with the condo association to have the trash hauled, repairs made, new carpet installed and broken appliances replaced. He arranged to have the unit staged and provided valuable advice in regard to the selling process, response to offers and completing the selling process. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone. Thanks again, Brian!--user
I have worked with Brian with the purchase of my first condo, the sale of said condo, and the purchase of my new home. Brian took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for, rather than pushing his thoughts and ideals upon me. Brian understands that I am a busy professional and don’t have a lot of time to waste on properties that would not be meeting most of my criteria. Brian would preview properties to ensure I would not be wasting my time. He then planned a route that was quick and inclusive of multiple properties. Once at a property, Brian has an excellent knowledge of many of the neighborhoods and the construction materials and methods of the era. He was also able elaborate what kind of repairs and maintenance to expect with different types of homes. I am not an expert when it comes to paperwork. Brian made understanding paperwork easy. He provided excellent advice when it came to selling my condo. He was able to find a price point and suggest negotiations so I could sell my condo, even in a very poor market. Brian was sure to follow-up with me after my purchases. He even took me to dinner and gave a very nice gift. Without a doubt, I would strongly recommend Brian Yaw to anyone looking to buy or sell in the San Diego area.--Lathemi
Brian Yaw is one of San Diego’s best, most knowledgeable, and most honest and trustworthy real estate agents. He has assisted me and my family with multiple real estate transactions and home sales and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a qualified and extremely knowledgeable and personable agent. He knows the markets of San Diego, has excellent marketing tools at his disposal and an exceptional network of people to handle every aspect and detail of a home purchase or sale. He made the selling process exceedingly easy and stress free for us and delivered great results even in a tough market. He is honest, ethical, friendly and hard working and will do his absolute best for any client! I have known him for many years now and he has earned my highest regards.--Fred Addesso
Brian was a great help through the home buying process. He helped us navigate the process of two different properties in a short period of time. He was very clear and thorough of each step in the process and was always available to us. I highly recommend Brian when purchasing real estate!--Nathan
Brian Yaw was the best thing that could have happened to me with the housing market bubble burst and the sellers' market as dismal as it was. I can tell you that he came by excellent recommendations from two other Emergency Room Physicians I worked with. He stood by me through thick and thin and I still can't believe he was able to sell that place in that market. It is truly amazing. I can also say that he is scrupulously honest and has exceptional business ethics. He has very good advice to give. You will be fortunate to have him assist you with any real estate transaction. He has my full and unconditional confidence. Believe me, you won't go wrong with this one. If fate perchance ever brings me back to the San Diego area, I will give Brian a call first thing. Good luck with your housing adventure, but getting a great realtor is probably 80% of the battle. --Mark Butler, M.D.
It´s really hard to put into words how good Brian is at what he does. He cares about what you care, he´s on top of every detail, he always has the answer and he always provides it fast whether by phone or by email. My wife and I were so impressed by how Brian worked that we could hardly believe it, it´s as if he was buying the place for himself. He never rushed us, always honest, always willing to help. As first time home buyers, we needed support and expertise, and Brian provided that and much more. Amazing agent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian is a great agent! He really knows the market. He's super organized and diligent, and it was a comfort having Brian to guide us through the complicated intricacies of a real estate purchase. We'd definitely use him again.
Brian is the quintessential real estate agent. He is thoroughly expert in all subtleties of the buying and selling process, is stunningly abreast of the local market, and is a consummate professional when dealing with clients and other agents. In the 9 years I have worked with him he has helped me buy two houses, list two more, and I have always felt like his top priority when we are working together. It is no surprise he has the most positive reviews and highest ranking on Zillow. He takes the time to know his clients and what they want, including as it evolves. Anyone looking for an agent in San Diego should give themselves the benefit of meeting him! --DunnJona
Brian came highly recommended to us from some friends, and we understand why. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and extremely responsive during every step of our house hunt. We were extremely impressed with Brian, and enthusiastically recommend him as a realtor.
Brian recently sold a property in Mission Hills, San Diego for an aunt who is impaired. His knowledge of the area and experience is extensive; he worked diligently with me, her authorized representative, to successfully sell her property. He was very helpful in advising me what needed to be done to market the property to its best advantage. Later when it sold, Brian kept in constant touch and helped so much with the mountains of paperwork and in negotiating with the other (less experienced) agent, making it easy to complete the escrow. I have no reservation in recommending him to anyone, buyer or seller for a satisfactory experience in buying or selling a property.
Brian was outstanding as our Realtor for two home purchases so far, and we definitely recommend him to others. Brian was always looking out for our best interests, and is just extremely personable as well. His expertise with the San Diego market was super helpful, including managing multiple offer situations, short sales, bank-owned sales, as well as traditional sales. He is also familiar with the various areas of town. Based on neighborhoods that we liked, he was able to succesfully recommend other neighborhoods for expanding our search to areas that we ended up loving.
Brian is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. His vast knowledge of the market is evident and invaluable. We would not hesitate to retain his services again. --Missy
Brian Yaw is the hardest working real estate agent in San Diego. We were told this time and time again as we went to open houses and mentioned Brian is our agent. I highly recommend Brian as a buyer's agent for all aspects of buying a home. --JF Lancelot
I was referred to Brian by a family member who spoke very highly of him and the wonderful job he did in selling their house. We came upon needing an agent as my mom had passed away pretty suddenly due to illness. Brian did a great job in getting our house sold for a fair price quickly. He was very honest, helpful, considerate and patient which made things much easier for my sister and my self as ours was a probate sale which was fairly complicated and much more challenging then most sales. I highly recommend Brian to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home. As great a Realtor as he is, I think he is even a better person - you will be better off for having met him and the great work he will do in your effort to either purchase or sale a home. --Justin Hicks
We were told about Brian from our Son Ryan , Brian was so Awesome In Knowledge, Negotiation, Expertise,all the above !!! Brian is a 5+ star Realtor... He always kept us updated on what is going on when purchasing our new home..He is Fast and Efficient on what he does.He goes on and beyond his service ... Very Nice Guy to work with ...We are so Pleased with our home and the price we bought it for !!! Brian is Definitely the Guy you want to have as a Realtor!!! Thanks Brian for all your Outstanding work !!! --Christy & Richard Hunt
Brian did an excellent and professional job of selling my condo in three days for more than asking price. Once this sale was completed we went to work on finding me a new single family with a short supply, critical requirements and all docs in hand we found a property, made offers and counter offers and closed on that property in under 30 days (including holidays). His professionalism, ability to follow through on all aspects of the sales process and providing me with additional contacts for renovations is what makes him so good to work with. It's rare that you find someone in his profession that takes the time to follow up to make sure you are happy and always handles things in an ethical manner. --Sheldon
Brian is phenomenal and makes the tedious process of buying/selling a pleasant experience. I listed and sold my home through Brian, and had such a wonderful experience I worked with him a few months later to buy another property. He is knowledgeable and very experienced; he identified issues with the property I was purchasing that were beyond what a standard agent might have considered. As a result, we entered into extensive negotiations with the seller and all parties were amenable with the results. I highly recommend Brian and the outstanding service and experience he provides!! --Sanfuso
Mr. Yaw has helped me find my home under the budget. To assist me as a first time home buyer, he has guided me throughout the whole process from searching for the property to home inspection to signing the final closing paper. Beyond professional, he truly understands the needs of his clients and always provides information from multiple perspectives. In addition, he is always attentive to answer any questions and always available to communicate. As trust has been built through my experience working with him, I would recommend Mr. Yaw to anyone looking to buy or sell their home without any reservation! --Kexuus
I worked with Brian long distance on selling my Banker's Hill rental property. He knew the market well, was fully invested in my listing and made the long distance transaction a success. He went above and beyond in many instances and represented my interests with professionalism. I would absolutely work with him again! --Melissa Svenson
My wife and I were referred to Brian by some good friends who used him for multiple sales and purchases and after working with him we can definitely see why they referred him. Brian is very knowledgeable about San Diego real estate and is a pleasure to work with. We were a bit picky about what we were looking for and went through phases of looking at multiple places per week to not wanting to look at any at all. Brian was always patient with us, provided excellent guidance, and encouraged us to keep looking until we found the right place. He was always quick to respond and draft offers when we wanted. Once we were in escrow on our home, he provided great help through the entire process of closing while at the same time getting our condo listed and sold quickly. We would highly recommend Brian as a realtor. Not only does he provide excellent service but he is fun to work with which is helpful during the stressful times of real estate transactions. --Ahowat
Brian Yaw has excellent people skills and pays attention to all of the details along the way. He managed our expectations throughout the process and was excellent at hand-holding. Brian made the process of selling our house a pleasant one; I would work with him again in the future without any hesitation. --Robert
Brian Yaw is THE BEST!!! He stuck with us through the process and would not let us settle! We love our house and will always use Brian. We refer him to everyone we know. His love for what he does truly makes a difference. Thank you Brian for treating us first time home owners like we are million dollar home owners. ;) You are truly a gift and we so appreciate you and all you do! --Rockinwallie
Our home in Palm Springs was already in escrow, however, within a short time frame to facilitate a concurrent home purchase in San Diego, Brian Yaw jumped on it and did an amazing job. After viewing several properties he found the perfect home for us and then assisted to make the right connections for escrow and financing to meet our timeframe. Brian is very knowledgeable and professional. We greatly value all of the work he did for us.