Client Feedback


"I think the best way to sum up our experience with Ebin is through our two and a half year old daughter: At the first house, she was too shy to even give him a 'high five'...but by the end, once we found a house, our daughter FULLY EXPECTED (excitedly) Ebin was going be part of the deal--living with us! I feel we are lucky to have asked the right person their recommendation for an agent. Ebin is a class act!" -The Bordines

"We were so lucky to be referred to Ebin from mutual friends.  He is the best realtor ever!  Not only has he lived and worked in North County for over 20 yrs (he knows the area so well), he is the most kind, professional, efficient and trustworthy agent we have ever met.  He became my mother's realtor right after he sold us our house in Encinitas, and she adores him, too.  We are so fortunate that we had him as our realtor, but now he is a true friend as well.  Thanks, Ebin!" -The Bennett's

"Ebin Smith was referred to by my daughter and son-in-law.  He was patient and knowledgeable in finding the right house and location for them.  I especially like Ebin's expertise in finding a house for me in the right price range and a great location in San Elijo Hills.  He was always on time, efficient, knowledgeable and kept me informed on details immediately.  He also has a great team that supports him. Ebin is fun and caring to be with and I consider him a friend and I would definitely recommend for anyone to use his talents." -Alice Walker

“Lorena and I wish to thank you so much for helping us find our first home. Through tenacity and perseverance, you helped us get the house that we initially fell in love with. You have been so dedicated and patient with us during this whole process, never once giving up on us or rushing us.  Throughout the seemingly endless search and three escrows, we truly felt like we were being taken care of and that we had someone fighting for us every step of the way.  We are so happy and excited that we found a place to call our own, and you're always welcome.  You can definitely count on us for for future referrals. Thanks again for all your hard work!! Your Friends, The Ways

 We've known Ebin for a long time.  We admire his ability to listen and learn the needs of his clients.  We are especially impressed by his low pressure approach and long term view.  Very professional and detail oriented."

- Chris and Christina Fromme

"My wife and I have been involved in 6 real estate transactions over the years, and have worked with 4 different realtors.  5 of those transactions involved the purchase or sale of a personal residence in the Coastal North County of San Diego, and one involved the purchase of investment property in Arizona.  Ebin was our realtor on our most recent home purchase in La Costa.  
While we have worked with quality realtors in the past, Ebin’s service and integrity outshine the rest.  His automatic e-mail notification system alerted us quickly to properties of interest, but Ebin also actively scoured the area for homes on our behalf.  When evaluating homes, he gave his honest opinion of the home, warning us of potential issues as opposed to pushing any home on us to try for a quick sale.  Ebin recommended a rigorous home inspector to us who many realtors would steer clear of for fear of killing the deal.  He is a skilled negotiator, who got us a bargain price, and negotiated a generous credit in escrow for home repairs.  Ebin managed the escrow process well, enabling us to close on time, despite having a lender who was dragging their feet.  On the day of our move, he brought us lunch, and even helped us unload our piano!    
It is clear from his service, that Ebin views us as a long term real estate partner as opposed to a one time commission.  He is our clear realtor of choice for all our future real estate needs in North County." -The Teasley's

Allow me to describe some dear friends of mine and of Winnie the Pooh. Once I have done that my hope is to have shared what we see as the pure magic of Ebin. While Eyore frets...and Piglet hesitates...and Rabbit calculates... and Owl pontificates... Pooh aka Ebin, just is. During the last six years, Ebin walked the walk with us in our efforts to relocate several times by helping us sell three homes, purchase two, all the while finding his way into our hearts. Our experience with Ebin as our realtor is best described by Webster's use of the "mastering".Proficiency, ability, capability word; knowledge, understanding, comprehension, familiarity, command, grasp, grip.skill, expertise, dexterity, finesse, adroitness, virtuosity, prowess, deftness,, informal know-how. Thanks Ebin, now it's time for us to PLAY!    - Love, Jayelle and Brad Sargent

 "...I want to thank you again for the wonderful job you did for us.  You are great at what you do."    - Mari Lowe

 "We are so thankful that we found Ebin.  He is a wealth of knowledge concerning all areas of home buying in San Diego .  Ebin and his team made our transition to Carlsbad very smooth.  We panic and Ebin is calm - good balance :-)  We would 110% recommend Ebin to anyone and look forward to many more transactions together." -The Mcginns

“My name is Leslie Sugahara and Ebin Smith sold my home in Carlsbad and helped me find my new home in La Costa.  It was a divorce sale and my first home that I bought on my own.  The sale was flawless, as was the purchase of my new home.  I didn't know it would be so easy.  I've found myself a lovely place to live at a price that I can afford in a neighborhood that is friendly and quiet.  Ebin is a gentleman and very easy to get along with. His associates are the same.  I would recommend anyone that is looking for a realtor go through Ebin (by referral of course), because he makes the process comfortable and answers questions and is always available for those first time buyers who have lots of questions!” -Leslie Hensley

“There is a saying "Some things need to be experienced to know the full benefit of their purpose"...Wherein Ebin is clearly not "a thing" he does need to be experienced in order to know the heart of the man. Ebin walked into our lives to help us sell our home.  Since that sale, he helped us purchase another home, sell a condo, and most of all, became our friend.  In today's world of chaos, Ebin brings a sense of stillness we believe lives in his total being, which he freely radiates to all.  We do share a secret that only he knows, right "PV"?”                      -Jayelle and Brad Sargent

"...thank you from my heart for your kind thoughtfulness.  You are like an angel and I feel very fortunate to know you."  - Carlene

"What a change, when my wife and I decided to move back to Southern Cal we had found an agent that was more in tune to what he liked and not to what we liked, so when we met Ebin it was an amazing change.  The challenge that we faced was not having full weekends or weekdays to spend with him going from home to home looking.  So Ebin spent many hours just listening to what we wanted in our new home.   That made the trips to canvas worthwhile, and not a waste of time.  From the first hello to the last signature Ebin was and continues to represent us with highest level of professionalism.  Ebin thank you for everything, you have made our transition to Southern California a great experience." -The Tabets

"What an experience! Thank you many times for being a part of my first home purchase. You listen, understand, and become a true friend. You now have helped me purchase 2 homes, sell 2 homes, and have referred me to wonderful realtors in other states. Thank you for all the advice and large network of professionals that you work with. This last transaction where I resided over 2000 miles away from you, and the sale of my home was a simple, quick, and efficient process because of your desire of excellence. Thank you." - Sean Handler

 "In all of our experiences in buying and selling homes (and there have been plenty), never have we had such a personable, attentive, hands on agent representing us and our best interests.  Ebin has become a close friend in the process and never would we consider another agent in any real estate transaction."  - Della Whelchel

"Being a client of yours comes with so much more than just simply being a client.  You build such personal relationships that I feel as though I have been a long time friend rather than a client.  You have simply gone above and beyond what I could have ever imagined possible to find my place in Carlsbad that I love so much.  Thank you Ebin for all you have done and all you continue to do.  I have learned many important values from you not only in how to improve relationships with people, but how to improve in certain aspects of everyday life and that is priceless my friend."  - Curtis Reed 

“Ebin is not just a very good realtor but also a good friend.  I really like his business model and personal touch.  He is straightforward and always willing to help. I look forward to working with him in the future.” – Vee and Bala Arya

"You were a great help when my husband and I decided to buy and sell our last home.  We were very impressed by the attention to detail that you and your staff paid to ensure it was a hassle free, stress free process.  After deciding to invest in a project I can´t tell you how excited I am about the project we have to work with.  From the sale of our condo to the purchase of this amazing home, you were always available to answer any questions or ease any concerns.  I am very pleased with our new home and grateful for your efforts.  You and your staff went above and beyond to put personal thought and attention into everything you did.  We wouldn´t have found this wonderful home if it weren´t for your efforts and research.  I highly recommend you and your staff to anyone looking to buy or sell."  - Danielle and Andrew Maxwell

"I have worked with Ebin Smith since he obtained his Broker License.  I am a Mortgage Banker, who has funded over $100 Million in the last three years.  I watched Ebin grow at a rapid pace to become a top producing agent.  I have worked with him as part of his team for the last six years.  His attitude and attention to his clients is of the utmost integrity along with personal service.  I always know that anyone working with Ebin will be well taken care of for life.  He helps his clients find just the right home and is an excellent negotiator.  He follows the contingencies time frames and projects his client's best interests.No one works harder or smarter than Ebin, and his large family of referrals is a testimonial to that.  When I refer a client, I know they will not only get Ebin's personal attention, but often become a friend as well.  I can go on and on."
- M. Julie Myers Bruun, Millennium Mortgage Corp. January 2006

"We want to thank you for all the help in finding our dream house and making the process of buying it smooth and keeping us informed every step of the way. At the beginning, I was afraid that I was annoying you by wanting to see every house right away and calling or emailing you with every question, but you were happy to do it all. You listened to all of our concerns and also gave us your knowledge of things we would not know/ We keep pinching ourselves that this is really our home! You are the one we have to thank! We hope to stay here for a long time, but the next time we are looking you will be the 1st to know! Thank you for all your time and effort!" - Brian and Nicole Adashek

"Thank you so much for always including us in your monthly offerings.  With life as busy as it is these days it's such a comfort to know someone is thinking about our basic safety needs and giving us a gentle reminder to take care of them.  You truly are a cut above, not just as a realtor, but as a human being.  So thankful that you are a part of our lives." - Hanni Anderson

"I've known you personally and professionally for five years, to my great benefit.  When my sister and her family moved to San Diego, and asked me to recommend someone to help them purchase a new home, there was no other choice than you.  Not only did you find them the perfect home, but four years later you still keep in close contact!  Your work ethic, positive attitude and experience make you my personal choice for a real estate professional, and referring you to friends and family is an absolute pleasure."  - Hal Haley

"We met Ebin from our neighbor who knew him from a friend.  Ebin has been referred by many neighbors who have had a very pleasant experience working with him.  We are one of them.  From the first day we met him til today, we have always thought of him as a professional, responsible and determined agent who strives to best meet his clients' needs.  We are now in New Jersey but if we have a chance to move back to San Diego, we certainly will contact Ebin again."  - The Vu Family, January 2006, New Jersey 

"Thank you very much for the excellent professional service you performed in the selling of my house.  You made the selling process a very fast and easy transaction.  If I know of anyone who is going to sell or buy a house in the San Diego area, I will give him or her name.  If you are ever in my part of the world, give me a call."    - Don Smith

"Ebin had a lot of patience with us and gave 100% towards finding a new home.  He explained the process very well to someone who never bought a home and gave us as much information as possible.  Everything he did was excellent and we will make sure if we know anyone who wants to own a house we’ll call Ebin." -The Family Chavez

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your services - past, present and future.  Having been a real estate broker myself for over 30 years now, I can tell you it is very rare to come across a real estate business professional with the dedication to client service and satisfaction that you have.  Your promptness, communication, work ethic, and integrity, among other things, are truly a breath of fresh air.

I especially appreciate your "zest" for and knowledge of marketing techniques.  You always seem to be right on top of things and constantly utilizing all of the appropriate marketing tools.  I consistently feel as if you care about selling my properties as if they were your own. Most importantly thank you for your follow-up and for being a friend as well as someone that I can trust.  I take great comfort in knowing that I will never need to go anywhere else for my real estate needs.  I look forward to our future relationship, and want you to know that I will not hesitate to refer you to anyone and everyone that I possibly can!"              - William Carpenter

“Ebin is pleasant to deal with, stays on top of details, and is not  ego-driven.  We appreciated his good communication and timely follow-up." -The Reiters

"Mere words cannot express the gratitude we feel regarding your professionalism in handling the purchase of our new "Maison Pres De La Mer" Home-by-the-Sea.  We are so excited about moving from Arizona to California, and through your diligence you found the most perfect home for us.  Enclosed please find a gift certificate to the Hotel Del Coronado so that you and your lovely wife can spend several nights at the historic and very quaint hotel.  It is our way of thanking you for all that you did to make this transaction happen.  We look forward to a continued relationship with you.  Again, our heartfelt thanks."    - VT and Vicky Tarulis

“How can we say anything different than what others have already said? The bottom line in any relationship is trust and communication. Ebin has his own style which includes integrity, honesty, staying calm and being positive! He knows his business and he is about meeting his client's needs. Buying and selling a home is often one the largest financial transactions we make in our lifetimes. Having a realtor who really cares and supports you in the process is priceless. Don't hesitate - sign on with Ebin and his team! He's a friend for a lifetime!”

-Eileen Piersa and Steve Dahl

"I am glad I got rid of my mother's place when I did.  I was very home sick after being in the States for three months.  If I had to stay longer I would have been a very unhappy seller.  But with the fantastic real-estate team I had working for me, all went better than expected.  Stay in touch my friend."    - Don Smith

"We moved to Carlsbad last year from northern California and were referred to Ebin by one of his former neighbors.  He contacted us promptly by telephone to find out what our dream house was like.  We told him we wanted a Mediterranean style house with a tile roof, a palm tree in the front yard and a view out the back.  He immediately began to send us online brochures of houses in our price range to narrow down what we liked and what was important to us.  With this online resource we were able to see what was available, what price to expect, and where houses were located.  We did a lot of homework before we finally came down to meet Ebin in person and see the houses we selected.  We were able to find the house that matched our description in just two trips south.  Ebin handled all of the paperwork and walk-throughs for us while our house was in escrow so that our trips to San Diego were minimized.  He met us at the door to welcome us to our new house with a big smile after our long drive.  It was the easiest move we have made even though it was 500 miles away.  We were greatly impressed by the level of service and attention to detail that Ebin showed us with the purchase of our home and can heartily recommend him to new clients."  - George and Linda Lamson-Cashion

“Good late evening, Fether and Ebin.  I hope that you are in the midst of a very safe trip home as this is being written. Thank you for a sharing a lovely evening over dinner this night.  I thoroughly enjoyed sharing a very nice evening with you both as we continue to celebrate our business connection - and more importantly - our friendship. Thank you both once again for your terrific work on the sale of the Neptune property and for your guidance, patience, and brilliance in leading me to Estrella. As said over dinner - - we are led in our lives to meet people that we are supposed to encounter.  I am blessed, thankful, and very rewarded that my journey includes both of you. Many hugs and many thanks.” -Ralph.


Comments From the Community


"On behalf of Kids Korps USA, I would like to thank you for your continued support of our organization.  As you know we received the multiple checks that you and your neighbors raised in your neighborhood garage sale.  What a wonderful surprise and a truly generous outreach from your community in support of Kids Korps..."

"Thank you for all the many wonderful toys you brought into the Kids Korps office.  These gifts of love on behalf of Kids Korps went to agencies that we collaborate with throughout the year for less fortunate children..."  - Robin Chappelow, December 2005

"Thank you for your continuing support of the Rhoades Foundation.  Your donations are given in such great spirit, and are very much appreciated.  We will definitely refer clients in your direction as the occasion arises.  Can't beat the service or location!"

"Thank you for caring about children in distress and for demonstrating it through your recent donation to the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation's My Stuff Bags program.  Your gift will have immediate, positive impact in the lives of children..."

"...thank you for your kind and generous help with this family in need.  We have been working so hard on their behalf and you are truly helping us deliver a Christmas they will never forget..."