Specializing in Luxury homes in North County San Diego. Unwavering dedication to service with unparalleled Negotiation skills.
Get to know Steve Lincoln
My philosophy for success is very simple:
1. I Always put my clients interests before my own.
2. I Always keep my clients informed throughout each and every process of their real estate pursuit/transaction.
3. I Always give my clients my full effort.
4. I always return phone calls promptly.
5. I endeavor to sustain the relationships I build with my clients.
Because of certain, TEAM, practices in Real Estate I will probably never be the # 1 Realtor in San Diego. I am, however, in the top 1%, which still allows me to be there with you, every-step-of-the-way. I probably won't be able to "claim" the #1 postition, but I hope to be Number One to you.
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Luxury Real Estate in North County San Diego
The Aviara community of Luxury Homes.
Testimonials for Steve Lincoln
I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have worked with Steve and Diana. They handled everything from prep to staging to closing escrow. Steve was great at communicating and returned calls right away. My case was not easy and steve never made me feel bad about it. He went above and beyond anything I could have ever expected. The house was sold after being listed only 5 days and escrow closed in three weeks! These are genuinely good people who made a personal impact on my life. I will always recommend Steve and Diana and hope to work with them again I the future.Thank you both for everything!!
WHEN WE DECIDEDTO PLACE OUR HOME FOR SALE, WE INTERVIEWED A NUMBER OF REALTORS BEFORE SELECTING STEVE LINCOLN. OUR DECISION WAS REACHED AFTER CONSIDERING HIS MARKETING BACKGROUND, KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA, HONESTY IN HIS REALISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPERTY, AND A VERY LIKEABLE PERSONALITY. HE CREATED A VERY IMPRESSIVE PROGRAM IN MARKETING AND HANDLED ALL DETAILS IN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE SALE OF OUR HOME. STEVE AND HIS WIFE DIANA MAKE AN EXCELLENT TEAM AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE CONSIDERING THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE.
Dr. John Lim10/14/2013
Lincoln Realty specifically Steve and Diana were both, not only knowledgeable in real estate matters but their service, concern and hands-on ability with uncanny show of their presence whenever the need arises. I have no reservations whatsoever in recomending him to all our friends and acquaintances now and in the future. We will give him a 6 star performance.
We selected Steve Lincoln because he is not only a real estate expert, but he resides in our neighborhood so we knew he would be able to represent the assets of our community better than anyone else, and that he did! After discussing the pros and cons of different pricing strategies, we agreed on the one that we thought would best meet our objectives. Steve was spot-on with his strategy and we had multiple offers within 3 days of listing that greatly exceeded our asking price. Steve works closely with his wife and together they advised us on how to stage our house in a manner that would make it attractive to most buyers. He is responsive and follows through on absolutely everything he says he will. Steve is an absolute pleasure to work with and a good business person.
June 2013: I just purchased my second property in the Aviara Community, again working with Steve Lincoln of The Lincoln Reality Group. Steve did a wonderful job finding my primary residence and when I wanted to find an upper-end investment property, there was no question I wanted Steve’s expert advice. His knowledge of the Aviara market is unmatched and he quickly identified and pursued candidate properties and was always available from start to end to work with me. His experience in all aspects of a real estate transactions combined with his valuable knowledge of construction, inspections, and important financial aspects guided me through the entire transaction. I recommend Steve unequivocally. Many thanks to Steve and his team for another fantastic experience.
June 2012: I cannot speak highly enough of Steve Lincoln and his team! When I met Steve in an “Open House’, I instantly felt trust and honesty and Steve became my agent. In a short amount of time he has exceeded my expectations. Steve is very knowledgeable, dependable and on-time. Steve navigated me through the process and made it smooth and effortless. He connected me with his highly professional mortgage- and escrow team. Steve was always available, replied to my questions right away, he was very supportive and followed up even after the closing/completion date. It was a pleasure to work with Steve. I will be a returning client and highly recommend him.
2ND TESTIMONIAL FROM DAVID (SOLD HOME WITH STEVE AND PURCHASED ANOTHER FROM STEVE)
From the first inquiry to Zillow on a Friday night during Christmas season a year and a half ago, Steve stuck by our pursuit of a home closer to the beach. He treated us as if we were his most important client and never ignored a phone call or hesitated to show us properties as they became available. He was with us until we picked up our keys. HIs knowledge of the area, the details necessary to look for in homes, the negotiating process, importance of proper financing all contribute to his superior achievement and now we miss our friend!
Howard and Amalia Reisman05/02/2013
o put it simply - Steve Lincoln did an amazing job finding the dream home for my wife and myself. After giving him our requirements Steve did extensive research to zero in on the perfect community for us in Rancho Santa Fe. After seeing at least twenty homes with him we had still not identified the home for us. I was getting somewhat skeptical that Steve would come through for us. However, Steve assured us that if we were patient the right home would come along - and within a few short weeks Steve found our the perfect home, on the perfect street in the perfect community for my wife and myself! Steve then helped us prepare the offer and negotiate a successful purchase. But his work seemed to only begin with the accepted offer.
He devoted extensive time helping us through the escrow period with the home inspection, arranging with the sellers agents for access to the home and addressing numerous issues that arise during an escrow. Once escrow closed Steve was there with the keys and a bottle of champagne to help us toast our new home. When we took possession it was obvious that the home had not been thoroughly cleaning by the sellers and so Steve arranged to have three wonderful ladies come in for a full day and they left the place in perfect condition - and Steve insisted on paying personally for their entire work!
Steve is professional and extremely skilled in all aspects of a home purchase. More importantly he is honest and totally trust worthy. He will leave no stone unturned in finding the right home for his client. Moreover my wife and I now consider Steve to be a good friend of ours. If you are looking for the right real estate agent Steve is definitely your man!
Steve Lincoln was the finest real estate professional that I have worked with in my life. At a time when my Mother had just died and I was responsible for selling her home, he took care of every part of the home sale as if it was his own. He had a staff of consultants who fixed everything for an economical price. He took care of all of the donations and give aways. From the time we met, it was only three weeks before the home went on the market. Within one day, we had 5 offers We sold the house for $58,000 more than the asking price and the escrow closed within 25 days. Steve took care of every aspect of the house prep and the sale. I was out of the country at the time and, in some miraculous way, he was able to communicate and take charge of every aspect of the sale. Steve Lincoln is a perfect ten! Audrey and Mike Phillips, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca.
I just bought I have too many things to say about Steve Lincoln. I don’t even know where to start from. My family came from China four months ago. I started to know Steve from that time. He helped us rented a beautiful house. But more importantly, he helped us with everything include setting up the utility account, showing around the shopping stores, banks etc. These are all important things when you just started your life in a foreign country. Then we started to think of buying a house of our own. Of course we have no experience at all. Steve was able to help us find our dream home. But I believe the time Steve spent on our paperwork was much more than his other cases. Because I have no idea about the house purchase terms and conditions at all. He had to explain to me sentence by sentence, and wait for me to translate to my husband, and translate back with my husband’s questions. It was not easy, but Steve always explained to me patiently because he wanted to make sure that we understand everything before we sign any paper. During the transaction, I realized that his professional knowledge and ability provided us with the best protection. You feel so good when you have someone smart and knowledgable to speak for you.He told us “I will not rest until you are satisfied”. I thought that was the best you can expect from your agent. But actually that was just a start.
Right after we signed the papers for the house, my husband had to fly back to China for his business. Seems I am on my own to move. You can never imagine how much Steve and his wife Dianna helped me. I am too new to this place, so they actually helped me with everything, even helped to carry the TV back to Costco for exchange, even helped to send the home key to the painter at 9:30pm. I had a traffic accident just before I started to move, they were also there to help me. Both Steve and Dianna are kind-hearted person. They know my husband is not here in Thanksgiving. They invited me to bring my two kids to their home for our first thanksgiving turkey dinner so we don’t feel lonely. They are not just the agent or realtor to us, they are the best friend of us in this country. And my two kids feel that they are like our family relatives. There are moments that you are really touched in your heart by someone from different country, different culture. They made you believe that they are always there whenever you need any help. In China, we believe it’s destiny that brings people together. We are so lucky to know Steve. He is professional, honest and sincere, I believe he is the best realtor and best friend you can ever expect.
Dr. Stephen Schoenberger11/26/2012
From the moment he was retained as my agent to the day he closed the sale, Steve Lincoln displayed a level of professionalism, competence, and integrity that is increasingly difficult to find in the world of real estate and for which I will be eternally grateful. As a busy professional, I knew I would need to rely on my agent to help navigate numerous aspects of selling my home, and I feel fortunate that I was able to find Steve Lincoln, as he proved himself without question to be the right choice. His level of commitment to the relationship implicit in representing my interests in the sale was truly impressive, and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a someone who is knowledgable, hard-working, and, importantly, effective. The selling or purchasing a home is one of the most-significant events in one's life, with so many tasks that need to be done right and efficiently. Upon reflection, I believe that hiring Steve Lincoln was the most important thing that I did to insure that this transaction and all it's associated details went smoothly and was concluded with minimal stress and maximum benefit to me. I would not hesitate to retain him to represent me again in any real estate deal.