Testimonials

“We would not be living in our beautiful home without Luke, Todd, and the House333 team. We started the search at the peak of the market and as novices to the San Diego housing market, we often felt like we were in over our heads. That being said, we were serious about buying and ready to put in the time and energy. We started off looking at condos and single unit homes but ended up buying a multi-unit property. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with our choice and the negotiation process. In a fast paced and often stressful environment, Luke and Todd were always one step ahead of us, making sure we had access to new listings, competitive offers, and most importantly, the imagination and experience to help us see how we could make a property our own. They were never pushy, always generous with their time and advice, and honest. As a new home owner and landlord, it is comforting to know that their door is always open and I can call or text whenever I have a question or need a recommendation. House333 is truly a full-service, boutique agency that always has your back.”

∼y. kwon & v.pham, san diego (march 2014)

“Luke has extensive knowledge and insight about the San Diego housing market, plus tremendous patient. Over the course of nearly two years, Luke provided me with prospects that met my search criteria (which changed over time), placed numerous very competitive bids, and eventually negotiated and closed the deal on my first home. Luke provides tailored services and the right amount of attention a client requires, he can quickly explain the byzantine paperwork needed to initiate and close escrow, and provides you with enough space to feel comfortable with the life-changing decision you are making. Overall, I am very satisfied with Luke and the services of House333.”

∼j. jacob, san diego (january 2014

“We had the pleasure to work with Luke this past year and are now living in our beautiful new home. Luke is clearly “top notch” when it comes to understanding the market, the ins and outs of making appropriately timed and priced offers, and negotiating with the sellers. But much more important to us, was that Luke clearly cared about finding us the right home. He walked us through a slow and, at times, somewhat painful short sale process that took nearly 8 months. Luke was genuinely gitty at the deal we were getting and encouraged us to stick it out for the long hall. When we closed he let us use his contractors (he also flips homes so he has a great sense of home potential and how much it would cost to fix up / upgrade a home if you want to go that route) and even helped us pick out our new paint colors! We recommend Luke and his team without reservation.”

∼n. and j. wegner, san diego (june 2013)

“We met Luke back in 2011 when my husband and I were thinking of purchasing a home and were beginning our journey of becoming home owners. At that time we were feeling a little discouraged after trying to apply for a loan and were denied. However, we felt that we had nothing to lose and that it would re-energize us to check out a few homes. Needless to say, it was Luke’s energy, enthusiasm and encouragement that motivated us to revisit our home owners dream! Our first meeting with Luke was one of a kind– very individualized and personable! He made us feel that our needs and wants were of value, regardless of our situation. It was very comforting that he believed in us even when at times it felt that we were not going to be able to become homeowners. Fast forwarding to today, my husband and I have been owners for a year and absolutely love our home! We are very grateful and appreciative that Luke and Todd had so much faith in us, when other agents didn’t. Luke drove us around town and showed us so many homes that by the time we found our perfect home, we had a pretty good scope of what the market had to offer. As I was going back to my emails to find the year when we first met Luke, I came across this wonderful message from him, ‘It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am delighted for the opportunity to assist you. I promise that I will teach you all that I know about real estate and investments. Well, as much as you would like to learn anyway.’ Back then we didn’t think too much of it, but now we know that Luke will take his time to teach us about real-estate and investing in our future. My husband and I can’t wait to purchase our second home in a few years and of course we would go back to Luke and Todd!”

∼s. leiton and c. lopez, san diego (february 2013)

“House333 is phenomenal – I was referred to them by a friend and could not be happier with my experience thus far. Luke and Todd are not only experts at what they do, they offer a level of service, convenience, and trust that is top tier and unbeatable. Owning property can be stressful at times and House333 goes above and beyond to ensure both parties are highly enthusiastic (tenants and owners). Transactions are quick and seamless, saving everyone time and money. I couldn’t be more impressed or pleased with House333 – I’ve already passed the recommendation onto the rest of my friends and family.”

∼j. chung, san diego (september 2012)

“My husband and I were originally working with a different realtor and have given up on the home buying process. We were actually out looking for a house to rent when we met Todd. He told us about their business and encouraged us to call Luke to set up an appointment. We met with Luke that day, he was extremely attentive to listening what we wanted in a home and neighborhood. We saw houses later that day and the next that matched what we were looking for. We absolutely loved how aggressive Luke was at getting us into the market, we previously had a hard time being competitive when houses were only up for 2-4 days. We found our house a day after we met Luke and even if we didn’t, I know we would have found it with House 333 at a later date. Luke and Todd know this business, their clients and how competitive the market is and they are dedicated to getting you into homes you want to see quickly. Luke sat down with us, went over interest rates and how that would affect the mortgage and how were were going to strategize during negotiation. This is huge for first time home buyers! He was not afraid to negotiate and made us extremely comfortable in submitting an offer. House 333 worked with us on every detail and every concern we had through the entire process; we were always a priority and I know if I needed any advice now, they would be more than willing to offer it! We could not have purchased such a great house in a great neighborhood without Luke and Todd, they are incredible!”

∼t. monfette and c. monfette, san diego (july 2012)

“Luke was absolutely great working with me in my home buying process and I couldn’t be happier with the place I finally ended up in. It took nearly 5 months of searching, but throughout the process he was both generous with his time and patient with walking me through the process as a first time home buyer. His knowledge of the area I was targeting (North Park/ South Park) was unparalleled as he has a block by block knowledge of these neighborhoods and the selling agents within them. I would highly recommend him to my friends, and I would definitely plan on using him again– the only problem is I don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.”

∼b. reitherman, san diego (june 2012)

“Luke is a realtor who is in class of his own. When Luke showed up at our first meeting with an prioritized list of interesting homes based on his research and only an email from me with my criteria, I knew he was different. He helped me with research, guided me at each and every step in the home buying process, and help me negotiate a great price for my home. But Luke didn’t stop there, he single-handedly redesigned my remodel (including the addition of 2 bathrooms), got me great prices for my materials, and saw to it the remodel was completed with care. Now he and Todd will be my property managers as well because there’s no one I trust more. Not only did house333 provide an exceptional and extremely unique service, I now think of both Luke and Todd as my close friends.”

∼t. zhao, san diego (february 2012)

“When we had contemplated about buying a home in San Diego, we met up with a couple of realtors who didn’t have our interest in mind and concentrated more on a sale. Upon meeting up with Luke Kensen/House 333 we got exactly what we needed. Luke found us the perfect house in the area of our choice. From searching through inventory, meeting with us at homes to view, through the uncomplicated close of escrow, and the expertise in his field to answer “honestly” with all our questions and concerns we had about each property is exactly what we found with Luke. We could not have found a better Realtor with more energy in a day to help not just us but other clients as well and still staying focused with our needs. Most importantly, more than just finding us a house, Luke found us a HOME.”

∼r. and j. kear, san diego (july 2011)

“We worked with Luke on the purchase of our first home. He was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we were interested in and gave us his honest opinion about the potential of each property we viewed. I felt like he really understood our taste and what we were looking for. He was extremely responsive, dedicated to his job, and a pleasure to interact with. He made the whole process feel very manageable for a first timer!”

∼r. migliorini, san diego (july 2011)

“Luke handled my condo purchase ‘long distance’ from start to finish while I was concluding affairs in Florida. My trust was well placed – he anticipated needs and kept me updated throughout the entire process. When we entered the renovation stage of the purchase, Luke even acted as a ‘chauffeur’ by driving me to Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc., and even volunteered to push me in a wheelchair because I was experiencing some orthopedic problems. Luke’s hallmarks are integrity, reliability, punctuality, and just a plain likeable guy!”

∼d. mackey, san diego (july 2011)

“I would highly recommend Luke Kensen and 333 House. Luke is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I appreciated his patience and attention to detail. Together we found the perfect house for me.”

∼s. boley, san diego (march 2011)

“I worked with Luke in 2010 to find a house. My needs and desires were very specific and my budget was tight. The real-estate market was super competitive, and I was losing faith that I would ever score a property. In fact, I had really given up. Luke was calm and professional throughout. He never stopped looking for and presenting properties that fit my criteria. He was incredibly encouraging and confident and ultimately he found my property after I had stopped looking. It was and still is the perfect house for me. He really understood what I was looking for and was patient when I was not. Over the years Luke has proven himself to be more than a realtor. He has great advice in all areas of real-estate, from financing to fixing the toilets. Luke has counseled me and guided me with contractors, workers, design and city bureaucracy and he never fails to know what he is talking about. He is professional beyond measure.”

∼t. hunt, san diego (december 2010)

“Working with House 333 on our home purchase was the best decision we could have made. As first time home buyers in 2010, we were very inexperienced and needed a lot of guidance during the process. I was amazed at the diligence of our agent Luke as he continued to pursue new options and find us the best home for our budget. From sending emails in the middle of the night to showing us over a dozen houses on our first trip out, he really made sure he worked for us like we were his only client. First time home buyers can be a little all over the place, but his patience and understanding of the market was incredible. He was able to help us through the entire process showing us into our new home in only a matter of weeks. Four years later, we are looking to upgrade and Luke and Todd are on top of everything once again. Luke has already found us a bevy or properties that fit our needs and as we look towards the future of a larger home, we are excited once again to be working with the team at House 333. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new home. You will feel like a VIP client!”

∼j. and l., boutin (march 2010)

“I was a very nervous first time home buyer. I am forever grateful to Luke for taking me by the hand and patiently walking me step by step from the very beginning to the very end of my condo purchase. Luke took care of every single detail of my condo purchase. He made the entire process extremely easy, convenient and stress free for me. I absolutely loved Luke’s professional, upbeat, positive, optimistic, can do it, and will do it attitude during my entire condo purchase process. Whenever I contacted Luke with a question, concern or request about my condo purchase, he always responded to me within an hour or less. When some unexpected issues came up during my condo purchase process, Luke said to me, “no problem” and that he would take care of everything. And he did take care of everything. Luke is an extremely knowledgeable and successful real estate professional. My overall experience with Luke was amazing and wonderful! I am a completely satisfied client. I joyfully, willingly and enthusiastically recommend Luke for all your real estate needs.”

∼r. fetzer, san diego (january 2010)

“After spending a Saturday looking at potential homes with Luke Kensen, I knew I had not only found a realtor, but also a good friend. He is so knowledgeable about the real estate business and made sure that I had a good grasp of the local market and assisted me in every step of the buying process. Especially helpful was the fact that Luke was readily available by phone or email, whenever I had a question. Mr. Kensen knew that I was anxious about the whole home-buying process. He was a calming influence, and showed an immense amount of patience, positive attitude and kindness when I would call regularly to gain updates on the progression of the purchase. I can’t recommend him highly enough, whether you are planning to sale or purchase a home; he is truly devoted and quite good at what he does.”

∼g. huhn, san diego (april 2009)