Jim Long
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Read below to see what my clients have to say about our services!

Jim Long was an amazing real estate agent that we highly recommend. He was personable, honest, patient, and very kind. He helped us find our dream house, which as first time home buyers, was more than we could have imagined for ourselves. He worked with us for over a year and showed us over 80 houses with no complaint. He asked us very detailed questions to make sure he was looking for what we wanted. We now call Jim our friend, not only our real estate agent. He handles business with the utmost integrity and professionalism." 
-John and Juliette, La Mesa

Thank you so much for all of your help in finding a new place we can call home. We appreciate your friendship and the tremendous amount of support you were to us during this time. We were extremely impressed with your integrity and attention to detail. We are grateful for your advice in passing up a couple of houses that wouldn’t have best suited us. You made our best interest a priority even if it meant more time and work for you. Thanks for your patience and availability throughout the several months it took to find the perfect home. We could not be happier!" 
-Murray and Shelly, Santee

" We used Decision Realty Group to sell our condominium. Jim Long was our realtor and helped us in strategic decisions to expedite the process every step along the way. As with any house sale, there were bumps along the way. When any of the parties (broker, other realtor, buyer, etc) were behind schedule or not prompt in returning calls, Jim found some way to expedite communication from them and keep the process moving. Choosing Decision Realty Group was probably the best decision we could have made in the sale of our condo. Thank you Jim and Decision Realty for helping us through the sale process and selling our condo — we couldn’t have selected a better realtor!" 
-Nicole and Corey, San Diego

" My wife and I found Jim on Angies List after deciding to start looking for a house. From day one, his work ethic and patience set the tone for our search and smoothed out as many bumps in the difficult process as possible. He was always reachable – even on his days off. I was able to call him or get an email response at 5 o’clock in the morning or 11 at night. He is extremely knowledgeable, not only about the process (how many other realtors have an MBA?) but was also able to answer any financial questions that came up along the way. We decided to rent our condo instead of selling and Jim walked us step-by-step through that tricky situation as well. Towards the end of our escrow period, the loan broker we were using switched lenders which really complicated things and jeopardized our loan. Despite not having any affiliation with the broker or lender, Jim switched hats to negotiator and was able to successfully navigate the complicated mess until we finally closed. We will definitely seek out Jim’s services again in the future and have recommended him to all of our friends." 
-Mike and Cassandra, San Diego

" I don’t typically write reviews but had to make an exception for Jim. He is exactly what you want in a realtor. Highly knowledgeable, he was able to get our house sold in record time…6 days! My only regret is that I won’t be able to use him again, since I no longer live in San Diego. However, he has my highest possible recommendation!" 
-Kathleen, San Diego

" Working with Jim Long and Decision Realty Group in selling my home was a great experience. From our initial interview to the last document signed the experience has been awesome. Jim was on top of everything and was in constant contact with me which was appreciated due to me being in another state. If you are looking for an agent who knows the market, cares about your needs and is always there when you have questions look no further. Thanks again Jim!" 
-Kenneth, El Cajon

" Jim was great. He met with us immediately in person and went over expectations to make sure he understood our needs. He was very prompt when we made appointments to meet him and was personable." 
-Steffany and Randy, San Diego

" Jim was the best at helping us find our wonderful new home. We gave him the information as to what was important to us and he ran with it. He worked around our schedules and came to our home on numerous occasions to patiently explain all the paperwork. He was always in contact with us and even helped with information for our lender and escrow offices. We ended up finding the perfect home for our family. I would highly recommend Jim to friends and family. Thanks Jim for all your hard work!" 
-Kevin and Jessica, Santee

" Jim was there for us every step of the way. Jim always gave us 100% of his time and attention when we asked and need of him. Jim was even there for us when we didn’t know we needed him. Jim was able to walk us through the home buying process in a manner that made us feel confident and, more importantly, happy to take the steps needed in buying a home. We learned a lot about buying a home working with Jim. Besides being very professional and very helpful, Jim as become a good friend to me and my family." 
-Raymond and Anita, Santee

" I asked a co-worker who had just bought a house if she knew of a good real estate agent that she would recommend. She said she was very impressed with the selling agent for the house she bought. That is how we contacted and then met Jim Long who then became our selling agent and then later our buying agent for our houses in Santee. Not only is Jim extremely nice, but he is very knowledgeable on real estate laws. Numerous times during both processes he informed us of the laws pertaining to the different situations and guided us through the selling and buying process. Also when helping us look for a house in the Fletcher Hills and Santee area he pointed out pros and cons to each house and helped point out potential defects or problems he observed to help us decide if we even wished to make an offer on a house. I would definitely recommend Jim Long as a real estate agent for somebody." 
-John, Santee

" Jim worked with us tirelessly over many months to help us find the right house. He made a special effort to make himself available to view the many houses we saw. He was always on time, always helpful and never rushed us in our deliberations. Jim also oversaw the selling of our house and sacrificed many Saturday’s to be present when our house was open to viewing. His warmth, friendly manner and professional approach were attributes we came to highly appreciate in the strategic role that he played for us." 
-Andy and Rachel, San Diego

" Jim Long provided a level of service in stark contrast of previous agents we’d consulted. Jim took our wants and needs into consideration and engaged in a level of analysis that went far beyond expectations. He successfully navigated us through multiple offers, buyers, and negotiations with lenders. Even at its most turbulent, Jim was committed to our success and kept us informed of every curve, twist, and drop along the way. Jim is skilled as both an agent and an advocate and we are grateful to him for his service to our family." 
-Jeff and Reine, Santee

" Jim is as good as it gets. He was able to facilitate the purchase of a home that seemed out of reach for anyone who showed interest. There was an unwilling seller who had shot down previous buyers for various reasons. It was a typical situation that many agents shy away from as they often fear the potential for loss of time and extreme disappointment. That scenario will often damage the relationship between Realtor and buyer as not all buyers understand how complex a real estate transaction can be. In this case, when it seemed obvious that even the listing agent was losing hope, it would have discouraged the best of them.

That didn’t discourage Jim! Once he saw the home he knew it was perfect for his buyers. Never putting his needs first, he encouraged his buyers to see the home and make an offer. The offer was accepted! Jim has communications skills that are unmatched and he kept EVERYONE in the loop from start to finish. This put both buyer and seller at ease right from the start. In the beginning there were times the seller would take a while to respond to questions or requests. Jim’s anticipation and communication of the problem to his buyers prevented them from having much angst or concern. I feel the seller appreciated the patience and in turn it gave him more motivation to sell. Jim found a way to keep everyone happy. There were many curveballs in this deal that could have derailed any transaction. Without getting into too much more detail, I can say Jim knocked those curveballs out of the park. I started with the expectation that, IF, we were going to close this transaction it would be months from the date of the accepted offer. The transaction closed in 30 days! Wow!" 

-Kenneth, Chula Vista

" We sold and purchased a home with Jim Long! In today's society, many realtors have lost the concept/ feel for customer service. From the day my wife and I met Jim, we knew that he was the guy for the job. His introduction was very impressive and professional. He gave a literal PowerPoint presentation to cover what we'd be getting into and what he'll perform as the lead of Decision Realty Group (DRG). After making up our mind to choose DRG for our sale and purchase, Jim and his team performed beyond our expectations. We listed our home on a Thursday and was able to solidify a buyer within the next week. Everything was 5 star all the way down to the photos taken. Before accepting an offer, Jim managed to keep us THOROUGHLY informed about the process. WeSOLD but that’s not it! While selling, we were also looking to move an hour away. Jim and the team took the time to take us around the desired area (Murrieta) as if it was local San Diego. The visit was well planned, thought out and scheduled. Jim even helped us distinguish between the areas and properties with higher taxes than others. He also had vast historical knowledge of the properties and insight on certain seller's expectations. That helped tremendously! Sothere we were on the way out of a home and into our new home. We sold first and then we purchased.Was our dealings with DRG over? Not so! Once we were situated and moved in, Jim took an hour long drive to visit and follow up with us. Priceless. I told my wife that we'll never need another realtor as long as DRG is around. P.S. I forgot to add that my wife was in Maryland on business for 80% of this process. That stopped nothing! DRG included her as if she was around the corner and was able to keep her abreast using innovation and technology." 
-Ben, Murrieta

" Jim was the perfect realtor for us. Our house-hunting process was very drawn out due to our struggle to sell our home. However, Jim was incredibly patient and maintained a reasonable (non-intrusive) level of communication with us. He adjusted quickly to changes in our timeline, price point, and wishlist. Our negotiation, which involved a very prickly seller, was handled beautifully! He got us a beautiful house for a reasonable price, and I could not recommend him more highly." 
-Kellie Schmidt, Murrieta

" After buying and selling several homes, I finally found an agent who really know how to do his job. The time and effort Jim Long put into the marketing of our home in Point Loma was more than expected. In fact, everything Jim did was above and beyond the "call of duty." From picking up our mail when we were out of town to just stopping in and checking on things, etc. Jim was there for all the inspections as well as always being available if we had any questions and/or needed some advise. From listing to closing it was a joy to work with a true professional." 
-Ron and Carol, San Diego

" Working with a Realtor from 150 miles away can be a challenge at best. However, the decision to sign with Mr. Jim Long at Decision Realty Group was, by far, the most fortunate one we have ever made. Unbeknownst to both Mr. Long and us (the sellers), the sale of this property included many more issues than usual. Mr. Long handled every detail, and there were many, with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Our calls were returned promptly, paperwork was handled by email, with Mr. Long’s patient instruction and assistance. We have purchased and sold many properties, but never have we experienced such expert service from a Realtor. On a scale of 1-10, Mr. Long’s professional handling of our sale rates a 13! Fortunate is the client who chooses to use the services of Mr. Jim Long!" 
-Gary and Marilyn, San Diego

" I needed a good agent who was intimately familiar with the area. Jim was an all-star and delivered big time. Jim was innovative and sincere. I never felt that Jim rushed me into any decision. His patience persevered as he was open to do whatever legwork was necessary. He walked me through every portion of the offer in great detail and also on the counter offers we received. I have been thoroughly satisfied with the whole experience thanks mainly to Jim!" 
-Sal, Fletcher Hills (El Cajon)

" We recently closed on the sale of our first house with Jim and we can't say enough good things about him! From the first email he was friendly, professional, flexible and honest. We had many questions through the process and he was always patient with us explaining everything step by step, sometimes more than once. We have recommended him to everybody we know and would defiantly use him again if we have any real estate needs!" 
-Brandy, Lakeside

"Thank you so much for helping us to find our home. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. We are both so impressed with your tenacity and effort in finding solutions. Thank you so much!"
-Dave & Stacey, El Cajon

" Jim Long was recommended to us through a good friend, and we are incredibly happy that we followed that recommendation! From the beginning, Jim was committed to us as people. He listened to what we really wanted in a house and diligently set about helping us to find that, even though it meant it took some time. Jim was always available, always personable, incredibly wise and dependable. One of the things we appreciated the most was how he helped us stay true to what we had said we wanted; he made sure we didn't settle for less just so he could make a sale. As a person and a professional, we couldn't speak higher of Jim."
-Brian, Santee

"Can't tell you how much I appreciate the extra effort Jim put forth to get the San Marcos sale completed.  I am sure that when you offered your services you had no idea what would be involved.  I will tell you, I was impressed with your diligence throughout the process.  Thanks again!"
-Dwain & June, Falbrook