We inherited a townhouse that hadn't seen any maintenance in thirty years or cleaning in over twenty years. It was probably one of the worst houses of her career, that Rita Harper undertook to sell. And to make matters worse, we live on the East Coast, and are still working, so we couldn't be on site, after the intital two visits, to manage the variou contractors, service providers and many deliveries of construction materials to the house, that were necessary to rehabilitate it ot a sellable condition.
Rita provided absolutely outstanding service, beyond anything we could have reasonably expected. She provided counsel throught the process, recommended service providers that she knew and trusted, met with work people at the house to let them in, reported to us when jobs were completed, helped us solve the invariable surprise problems that materialized and accomplished all this with energy, cheerfulness and compassion for the difficult circumstances we were facing.
To us, Rita became a trusted friend that we could count on and who did not give up in the face of difficulties. The house spold for a good price and Rita shephered us through all the necessary paper work.
We are grateful to Rita Harper and thank her!
4701 Galicia Way
Robin and Doug McCallum
We greatly appreciate all that you have done for us. You are the best and most conscientious realtor we know. Not only do you bring your vast experience in real-estate to the table but you have impeccable integrity. From our experience that is a character quality that is very difficult to find, especially in the top selling agents in the business. Thank you for the wonderful job you did helping us sell our home. We really appreciate your professionalism and your friendship too!
Sellers 5085 Milos Way
Rita Harper is an experienced, talented, creative take charge realtor. It was a pleasure working with her and we highly recommend her.
Lou & Joan
Rita Harper is exceptionally knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and especially knowledgeable about Ocean Hills.
the process of selling our home, she kept us informed at every step o the way. She was never pushy and made intelligent & informed marketing and pricing recommendations.
She is very high energy and very professional in every interaction. She's extremely honest about both favorable and unfavorable aspects of properties and always puts her client's interests before her own.
Her many years of experience makes her a premier agent for any real estate transaction. You just can't do better than Rita!
Doug & Pat
Rita had a positive attitude and always made herself available when I came down from Santa Monica . She always responded to text messages, emails and calls in a timely a manner. She listened to my needs and brought me to homes that I wanted to see but also expanded my horizons. She went the extra mile for me. She took me to the HOA office when they didn't want to make an appointment for me. I was able to get in and register! She also helped me in getting approval for my outside changes with the HOA.
Rita is professional, works hard and keeps the client informed. She went to bat for us as buyers in getting some sticky situations resolved. We would definitely use Rita in future transactions.
Dan & Darlene
A potential buyer or seller should know if they pick Rita Harper as their agent they will not only benefit form her years of experience but she will always represent their best interest thoroughly professionally and with integrity. We have known and worked with many agents over the years. Rita is the Best!!
Scott & Jackie
Rita really works hard to get your home ready for sale and has a BIG network of prospective buyers so everything can get started(and finished)quickly! She is detail oriented and aims to please. She really knows the rules of Ocean Hills CC to what is they would be responsible for versus the homeowner. I loved using DocUSign for convenience.
4536 Cordoba Way
Helen and Lynn Haymer
Rita is a "can-do" Realtor that gets the job done. Thank you for coordinating the many professionals who needed to work on the home to make it ready for sale.
Rita is a real natural, very knowledgeable and lots of experience.
Jack & Betty Collar, 4858 Galicia Way
Rita was very aggressive in representing us and meeting deadlines. She has a wonderful knowledge of Ocean Hills that really helps when it comes to making decisions on buying a home.
Chuck & Diane Middleton, 4942 Kalamis Way
Rita Harper is an exceptional real estate agent. She listened to our concerns and explained the entire selling and buying process. She was in constant contact and promptly replied to all phone and email inquiries. Her recommendations of termite companies, home inspectors and moving companies were invaluable. She devised and implemented a marketing strategy that resulted in a quick sale of our residence and was on the lookout for our new home. Rita always put out interest first and was a tough negotiator on our behalf. We were fortunate to have her representation.
Rick & Diane Tarut, 4750 Aberdeen Ct-Carlsbad
We think Rita's expertise in the neighborhood is second to none. We used her for both listing and buying and always felt we were in good hands and were a priority.
Ted & Vera, 5082 Milos Way
Rita is a dedicated Realtor who will always place her client's interest first.
Art, 4710 Denia Way
Rita knows her product and her neighborhood. She gave us an excellent tour of the complex and answered all our questions. We never felt pushed or stressed while working with her. We would definitely recommend her.
Bob & Ruth Berthel, 5070 Alicante Way
After having such a wonderful experience with Rita Harper as their real estate agent when purchasing a home in Ocean Hills in 2010 my parents did not hesitate to recommend her services when I decided to purchase my first home. By the end of the first conversation, I knew I had made the right decision by choosing her to be my real estate agent. She was personable, professional and so knowledgeable of the area.
From looking at properties in the beginning to going into Escrow at the end of the journey, Rita was by my side the entire time, looking out for my best interest. No "i" was left undotted, no "t" was left uncrossed. Rita answered my phone calls promptly and even adjusted her time schedule to meet the needs of my work schedule. I felt I was taken care of and in good hands throughout the entire experience!
Rita's services are exceptional. I would recommend Rita Harper to anyone who is looking to either purchase or sell their home.
Laura Shabel, 1071 Shadowridge Dr
Rita Harper was very Professional. She made the process of buying our new home easy, as she guided us through the necessary paperwork. She facilitated a quick sequence of an offer, a counter offer, and finally the agreement on the sales price. And, Rita did not stop there. She provided additional assistance with painters, window treatment companies, handy men, gardeners, flooring stores, cabinetry experts, and electricians. All in all, it was a wonderful buying experience with Rita.
Pete and Gail Payne, 4965 Lamia Way
Thank you so much for your help with the sale of my Ocean Hills Country Club home.
Your knowledge of the community and the features it offers made you the perfect Realtor for the task. I sincerely appreciated your advice when filling out all of the paperwork, your negotiating skills, your professionalism and your concern as I made the move from my home.
I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a quality person for their real estate needs.
All the best,
Max Mellner, 4916 Thebes Way
Rita helped us with every aspect of selling our house. Our situation was complicated by us living out of town and not knowing that area very well. Rita didn't just take care of a transaction, she took care of us!
4968 Poseidon Way
Rita Harper was extremely valuable in selling my house in Vista. I have bought and sold a lot of homes and have dealt with many realtors. Rita exhibited the finest balance of professionalism that I can remember. She seemed to know when to push and when to back off with a buyer who was very nervous. I never felt that she was trying to earn a commission without regard to how she came off. She is one of the only realtors I have ever enjoyed working with and what recommend unconditionally.
Robert Bleeck, 2029 Sonora CT, Vista
Rita has the unique perspective of actually living in Ocean Hills CC and knowing all of the community selling points! She did a great job for us in a difficult time.
4974 Lerkas Way
Rita Harper is amazingly responsive and highly professional. She put me at ease and was very knowledgeable about the communities I investigated. A Highly satisfying experience.
4708 Agora Way-Oceanside, CA
Being the Nomadic sort I have bought and sold 14 houses since retiring in 1996. This has exposed me to a variety of RE agents. Some were very good and some were not. Rita Harper is the very best!
Hal Buck, 6010 Malea Way
Rita has lots of knowledge, lots of contacts, great help to someone who is far away from the property. Great to work with and helped me with things that I could not control.
Brian Perlman, 4918 Tilos Way
Rita rates a 10. She was accessible and available to give quick responses for resources for vendors such as cleaning help, termite companies, staging, photographers in order to ready the home for market. the entire process was proactive, efficient and economical. In addition Rita understands the emotional significance of the situation. Her compassion was another key element in keeping the transaction focused. The end result was an escrow that was smooth and without surprise.
Michael Oran, 4977 Lerkas Way
Rita lives in Ocean Hills CC and is the expert real estate agent for this community. She is very organized, thorough, accessible and knowledgeable.Hire her and your home will sell fast!
Barbara Gilmore, 4720 Miletus Way
We recommend Rita Harper. In all of our transactions we have found her to be extremely efficient, knowledgeable,honest and professional!
Lou and Joan Gross, 4889 Zenos Way
Having had several real estate experiences in the past, we can unqualifiedly, state that Rita Harper is an outstanding real estate agent and human being. She has performed professionally with a keen eye towards client satisfaction, client needs and ease of transaction. We would strongly recommend her. She is definitely our kind of person!!!!!!!!!
Georgia and Sam Lazar, 4711 Agora Way, OHCC
When my husband & I decided to sell our home and move to Arizona I asked Rita to be our agent. I had heard so many positive things about her at the pool and clubhouse. I really never considered anyone else. Rita is enthusiastic, positive, hard working, knowledgeable and caring. She always made me feel as though selling my home was her number one priority.She anticipated my questions before I asked them and consistently kept me in the loop through phone calls,emails and text messages. She was always available and always answered phone call or emails promptly. Her knowledge of Ocean Hills is astounding. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is buying or selling.
Nancy Morgan, 5090 Siros Way
When asked what Rita did well....she worked well with the seller and her agent in a cheerful most professional manner. Always very patient and understanding in showing us over 200 properties from 2009 thru 2012. Rita is professional, knowledgeable and follows up on needed actions. She provides confidence to the buyer and seller. She is all business! She knows people and understands them. There is no agent like Rita!
Jay and Val Farrar, 4871 Marathon Way
Always accessible and listened to my needs. Very professional and communicated thru out the transaction. Rita, really knows the area, knows the real estate procedures and very trustworthy!
Carolyn G, 6031 Dassia Way
What would you tell a prospective buyer or seller about my services to show the the value of using me?
Written by Darlene C;
I would tell them of your special training in dealing with Senior clients which allowed me to understand and respond to developments as they occurred. I also had faith in your RE firm of Coldwell Banker which allows you to perform your duties accurately and honestly. You were very professional and understanding as you see the needs of your clients and giving 100% of your time and effort to each one!
4672 Cordoba Way
I want to express my sincere appreciation for the professionalism, enthusiasm, and diligence you showed in marketing, and most importantly, SELLING my house in a relatively short amount of time!
During the process you remained a professional, always available when needed, and were always highly ethical. Generally, you simply work very hard to sell a home! To initially set the price you did the work to determine the fair market value of the property, you were up front about the pros and cons of my home, and then let me make the final decision. When offers came in you discussed them thoroughly with me and we made a joint decision. You proved yourself to be a great negotiator and became by far the foremost advocate for my property. I actually believe that you would not take on a sales effort that you didn't personally believe in.
The experience was a pleasure and I feel that I made a good friend in the process. Please feel free to use this as a recommendation of your very professional and excellent work! I wish you much success - you really deserve it!
Thanks again Rita and Merry Christmas!
Jacquie Katsones, 4645 Cordoba Way
We had been seeing Rita for a few years before we decided to move to Ocean Hills Country Club. Each time we came to visit the area we would have Rita show us some houses so we could gradually become knowledgeable about the community and the different home models. Rita was always willing to arrange her schedule around our visits and helped us to feel that this was the community we wanted to call “home”.
Rita’s knowledge of the houses, both the good and bad points, her honesty about each property we viewed, her ability to quickly find any problems we may have missed, made her an invaluable agent. When we were not in the area, she kept us informed of new listings with regular emails even though she knew we were not ready to purchase.
When we finally found the house we now own, Rita walked us through each step of the buying process, from the first offer to the day she handed us the keys. She has helped us with excellent advice on painters and contractors, places to shop for our new home needs, and any questions regarding our new community. We feel that Rita has become a friend as well as a trusted real estate agent.
We highly recommend Rita to anyone in the market for a home in the area and know she will give all the same quality service she has provided to us.
Don and Gloria Young, 6029 Piros Way Ocean Hills Country Club
Your service to us can be expressed in one word: outstanding. All I can say is that you truly earn your commission. You are up on the very latest methods of communication -- not only to clients who have listed with you but also in the latest digital technologies useful to getting prospects interested in your products. We are grateful to you in trying to make the sale and move as free of stress as possible Alice and I would not have the slightest reservation in recommending you to anyone we learn about who is interested in selling their home in Ocean Hills.
Cornell and Alice Jaray, 4166 Arcadia Way, Ocean Hills CC
Rita knew the house models, well researched. Kept everyone calm when problems arose. She gave attention to details,very conscientious,reliable and there was no pressure to decide or to make a sale, honest and has integrity.
Ted & Vera Mitchell, 4970 Lerkas Way, Ocean Hills CC
Rita Harper came into my life at the urging of two residents of Ocean Hills after we had our home up for sale for eight fruitless months with a different local sales team. In two weeks, Rita had the house sold to a buyer who met Escrow's requirements with no problems.
Going through Escrow can be a tedious and stressful time. With Rita's advice and assistance, the experience passed quickly and harmoniously, and before we knew it the check in full was in our hands.
During the entire time, Rita was in frequent contact with us by phone, email and fax. She was so professional and pleasant at all times, that I regret only that I never had the pleasure of meeting her.
Bill Katz, 4754 Collinos Way-Ocean Hills Country Club
When you live halfway across the country and need to sell a home, having the right Realtor is crucial. Rita Harper went over and above our expectations. She patiently answered our many questions and got the job done. She is knowledgeable, honest to a fault, and easily accessible. She helped with staging, gardening, pricing and all the details that go into selling a home. After working with Rita for a few months she has become a trusted friend as well as our Realtor. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to buy or sell a house.
Ron and Deb Nielson, 4133 Arcadia Way-Ocean Hills Country Club
Rita kept me informed and educated the prospects on the value of the community. She delivered on what she promised! She tended to repairs and sprucing up in my absences. Rita, kept the process going, whatever it took. She was very helpful with all of the paperwork and organization details of selling my mother's home in timely fashion.
Margi Spitzer, Single Story Corinth w/ 3 bdrms, 3 bath
Having just purchased a home with Rita Harper on our side, my wife and I are truly grateful for Rita’s guidance and the ever developing friendship we’ve gleaned from the experience.
Rita knows the process and has surrounded herself with a team of experts that will keep you afloat throughout the sometimes seemingly overwhelming requirements of the “new” home-buying paperwork mountain! She’s always available to answer questions or follow up on issues that seem to be in need of a little Harper nudging! (If you didn’t know better, you might think you were Rita’s only client!)
We particularly like her “tell it like it is” method of communicating the pluses and minuses of a home’s features which helps you focus on the big picture. In addition, Rita provides the best cookies at her open houses!!
Bottom line---We’re in our new home and are very happy with it and couldn’t have done it without Rita Harper!!
Nick & Karen Davies
We are glad to let other potential home buyers know how pleased we are with your help in locating and purchasing a home at Ocean Hills Country Club, Oceanside, California. We presented you with quite a time challenge because we were in the Oceanside area for less than a week. We intended to only get a feel for good locations in the San Diego area to purchase a home at a future time but, with your presentation of the development (with first hand knowledge from living there), your analysis of why this was a good time to be buying a home, and your guidance in looking at homes available, negotiating a deal agreeable to both parties, and setting up financing, we are now happy home owners. Much of the business end of buying the home was done with us on the week long trip home and then via phone, Internet, and fax with us in Everett, Washington all due to your very capable organizational skills (and good cheer) in California. We are happy to write this letter to other potential buyers that we strongly recommend your services as a realtor for them.
John and Anne Shabel, 4711 Cordoba Way
I would tell any client if they need an honest, enthusiastic, dedicated, agressive agent who will always have your best interest foremost in what she does, Rita is your agent(provided you deserve her services)!
Art and Genny Day, 4710 Denia Way-Oceanside
You assisted us in preparing our father's home to market and sell the property and establish a realistic price. Your organizational skills and market knowledge resulted in the home being well represented,staged and sold in just over 60 days. I would tell a prospective client that you are knowledgeable, accessible and willing to listen and that you know your market. I would also let them know that from my experience you put your client FIRST!
Gary Edelstein, 4049 Arcadia Way-Oceanside
We both want to thank you so much for providing such excellent services to us in your sale of our home on Pindar Way. We interviewed several Realtors before we listed our home. You provided an outstanding presentation of how you would market and sell our home and we were pleased to give you the listing. We were especially impressed with your expert knowledge of the real estate market, your cheerfulness at all times, the outside OHCC contacts that you had, and the services that you could bring through Coldwell Banker.
From the minute we gave you our listing, we were impressed with your actions to attract potential buyers and other Realtors with potential buyers and the feedback that you gave to us from your follow-up with all of them.
Rita, we would highly recommend you to anyone as a Realtor in either buying or selling a home. We appreciate all your help, friendship, expertise and hard work.
Good luck to you always,
Valerie and Jay Farrar, 4158 Pindar Way
Rita, first I would like you to tell your clients that I am a retired real estate broker and have "no axe to grind". Since this testimonial comes from the heart it may, consequently, have more meaning.
Twenty-three years ago I retired and moved to Ocean Hills Country Club from Fallbrook where I owned two offices. During this time I have known and still know many Realtors who were, or are now, active in our community.
In my opinion you are a: “Realtor's Realtor”. Any person who utilizes your professional services in today's market would be doing themselves a favor selecting you as their agent.
My theory has always been to help the clients and the money will come later. You are one salesperson who I feel uses this philosophy faithfully in all your dealings. Many people in your chosen field never learn this! If I was active in real estate today you would be working for me.
Please feel free to use my name and phone number should any future client need a verbal accolade in your behalf.
Pat Gallagher, Ocean Hills Country Club
Thank you for being so patient and understanding throughout the whole process- and multitude of paperwork! You were very efficient on paperwork and followup. Patient when answering a thousand questions! Very knowledgeable and willing to research any suggestion and most of all you know the market well!
Margene Pyeatte, 4607 Zamora Way
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dear Ms. Harper:
I wanted to write this late letter of appreciation to you for your excellent services provided to me and my family. Selling a mobile home during these most difficult economic times is to me quite a feat in itself and really escalated to meet the task at hand.
My situation was quite different in that I was 3,000 miles away and unable to deal on a day to
day level with all the issues that emerged throughout the entire selling process to include
painting, carpeting, cleaning inside and out, upkeep, and securing competent companies to buy
and install various items needed to sell the home. I appreciate your attention to the pricing of the home, as that money was going to be used in total for care of my mother in a long-term care
facility in Escondido.
I also appreciated your phone calls — always keeping me apprised of the situation and making
very competent suggestions to facilitate the sale of the home. You obviously went way out of your way, spending an exorbitant amount of time to sell the home. All was successful, and I
would highly recommend your services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home.
I am very familiar with the hectic world of being a Real Estate Salesperson. My mother, when
she resided in Des Moines, Iowa was selected at the "Realtor of the Year" for the State of Iowa.
This was quite an honor, given that it was won in the 60s and she was the first woman to win
such a prestigious award. Rita, in my opinion you rank right up there with my mother in her
excellence of service to the consumer — especially a consumer that resided in Virginia with a home up for sale in California.
Needless to say, I cannot thank you enough. You are the best!
Cecil B. Drain, PhD, COL (Ret.), USA , Professor and Dean, 650 Rancho Santa Fe
Thank you so much for your help selling my mom's property. Your knowledge of the marketplace in general and of comparable properties in the neighborhood was invaluable in pricing and marketing the property, and I can honestly say, I've never worked with anyone who was more communicative or more responsive throughout the process. You have my unqualified recommendation.
1028 S. Tait St, Oceanside
4 plex investment property
You not only serviced our needs but you serviced the needs of a FSBO(for sale by owner). You insured our interests were protected as well as saved us close to $100,000 in expenses we would have incurred.
Roger & Donna Eubank
You were encouraging as well as honest and thoughtful to listen well to our specific needs. You kept in touch often to see if we needed anything and you fully explained what was best for us making sure we understood. "You were the best at everything we needed!
Carol and Dean B., Ocean Hills Country Club
Dear Rita "Lovely Meter Maid" - What would I do without you!
Thanks for all you are - a light to many ... & loving to all who come in contact with you !
Rita, is such a warm yet professional in all of her personal & business contacts. Our family was looking for a top rate agent to sell in a tightening real estate market in a neighborhood that had many listings of our home yet unsold! We were very impressed with Rita - not because of her business profile only, but we saw how much she embraced people around her as friends - she's vibrant & excited about everything in her life. You can't help but to want whatever she is selling!
Rita not only sold our home within 10 days but handled every detail of the selling & helpful information regarding every aspect along the way - she kept us informed & up-to-date. She also is very loyal to her clients best interests - and that you will see for yourself.
I've been in the 'real estate' line of work for close to 15 years & she is one of the best resale agents I have known - It's one thing knowing an agent - another thing to actually see the work they do. Which leads us to our next adventure with her!!!
We had purchased another home that we had to sell within a short period of time - (my son was involved with the purchase) - another realty company was involved - no movement on the property ... it was very disappointing to find that every Realtor isn't as involved as Rita.
Rita was excited to sell this new property. It was wonderful to see all the different aspects there were to listing & selling a property - of which Rita had a "Sales Plan" available for us in a beautiful package. She opens doors wherever she goes!!! We saw this uncanny ability - & were ready to see her run with this! Needless to say, she accomplished in 6 weeks (understand - this was one of about 500 homes in this area for sale - without full outside landscaping) what someone else couldn't do in 5 months! It sold within 2 months.
We will continue to have Rita help us with any future investment - regardless of the market - she does not see any obstacles! Only possibilities! She has become a friend also - you can't help but love her!
We wish you the best in the coming years Rita! You're one amazing woman & we are thankful you have made us your friends...Looking forward to more business with you!
With grateful hearts, The Kennedy Family!
Rick & Pam Kennedy
This is one letter that gives me the greatest pleasure to write.
Rita, you have gone way beyond your responsiblities as our "Real Estate Agent. From the day you first showed us properties to the end of escrow and beyond, you were right there to help us in many ways along with being so professional. Rita, you were so pleasant and caring with every detail of the transaction. Many thanks also for your concern with our plumbing problem.
Believe me Rita "You are a Keeper" and all of our family agrees. You are our Real Estate Agent for life.
Thanks again for all of your help.
Paul(Lucky) & Shirley Humiston
We want to thank you for the GREAT job you did on selling our home in Oceanside. You are so on top of things! Wish that you were in Arizona so if we ever need to sell again(which I hope we won't), that you could be our Realtor. Thanks again for for the GREAT JOB!!
George & Beverly Cantu
Steve and I just wanted to extend a generous thank-you for all the time
you spent squeezing our intense house-hunting experience in your busy
schedule. I honestly had little faith that Steve and I would find our
beautiful starter home in the short week I came out to Oceanside in
order to househunt. You made our experience of buying our first home
stress-free by not only meeting us at our convenience, but also by
explaining real-estate terminology in the most understandable way. We really
took into account your opinions regarding neighborhoods and the
surrounding areas, and your input regarding the housing market in Shadowridge.
We could not be more happy with our new dream home. Thanks again for
all your time and effort.
Stephen and Noelle Staub-Vista
Rita, Thank you for your fantastic help. Thank you for helping us find our dream house. We appreciate your time and effort. We highly recommend anyone for your services. We wish you success in the future.
Eric and Lynn Cooper-Oceanside
I am so glad that I had you to sell my Mother's house, you told me things in plain English and pulled no punches, and I appreciate that. Rita thank you so much.
Nancy Gebbie-West Covina
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as kind, helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced, caring Realtor who gets things done! Thanks for taking such good care of us!
Bryan & Yvonne Carpenter, Glendora, California