Randy Stefanko's Bio

In my approach to real estate, the goal is to educate, facilitate and expertly negotiate your real estate transactions with knowledge, skill, grace and integrity. My goal is to set the stage for a smooth, positive and low stress real estate transaction for all of my clients. It is of utmost importance that you are making informed decisions based on knowledge that I will provide you.

Whether you’re a family of many or a family of one I understand your needs. Focusing on what you want and need and committing to delivering the best service possible will make your purchase or sale easy and smooth. Character, Integrity, Ethics and Competence is the keystone of my commitment to you and your family.

Specialties: CDPE – A Certified Distressed Property Expert® is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs are able to provide solutions for homeowners facing hardships in today’s market, specifically short sales.

REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures.

Client Testimonials

Delphine Roy -- Aug 2017

Randy helped us to purchase our house. The house was a short sale and we had some issues to have our loan approved since we are foreigners. Randy was not only an outstanding professional, he was also very supportive with every aspects of the purchase process. Everybody who ever  purchased a house knows how important and life changing it is, Randy went above and beyond of what you can expect from an agent. I could literally call him 24/7, and he also helped us with the loan process with the bank. He would motivate us when we were waiting from the short sale approval, and we always felt that he was 200% on our side. I know that a lot of people think their agent is the best, well every time I recommended Randy to my friends who were already working with an other agent, they couldn’t believe how efficient, skilled, and knowledgeable he was. And now, after 2 years we are still in touch and if I need any advice regarding some issues with my house or even home improvement, I would always call him first, because he is simply the best.

Jgirado -- Aug 2017

Randy was ultra patience with me (my first house, so millions of questions, doubts, etc.). He helped me looking for my dream home for almost 2 years, always on time, never a problem. I’m very grateful I met him. If I ever move to another home I’m certainly will call him to sell my property and buy  the new one.

Gretaiberg -- Aug 2017

A friend recommended Randy Stefanko to me as I was moving to North Carolina and needed someone to manage my newly renovated Pacific Beach condominium. I was immediately impressed with Randy’s professionalism and take-charge attitude. When I left San Diego, I was overwhelmed with the enormity of  all that uprooting and moving ones life entails but I was not at all worried about my condominium because Randy did such a thorough job of seeing to the new tenants and getting them settled.

I had not been North Carolina a month plus I was preparing to leave on a 3-week-long trip abroad when I received the news and shocking photos from my tenants that showed water practically flowing from the ceiling onto the living room floor. It had rained hard that night and a clogged external drainpipe resulted in a massive flood of the ceiling of my unit. Randy was alerted to this in the middle of the night and had an environmental service out to the unit to deal with matters within hours.

Randy was equally efficient over the ensuing days and by the time I left on my trip, just four days later, my insurance company was evaluating the damage and bids for repairs were being obtained. While I was out of the country, Randy dealt with all aspects of what turned out to be a huge undertaking: the entire ceiling and living room floor needed to be replaced plus installation of a new heating system was required. I was kept appraised of the progress via e-mail.

I can’t thank Randy enough for his outstanding service during this crisis and feel so fortunate to have him as my property manager. I cannot recommend him more highly.

Bryce -- Aug 2017

Randy was the 4th realtor I had in a year and a half of aggressively looking for a house. The home buying process in San Diego was tough for me being a VA buyer and constantly being beat by cash buyers. Randy stuck with me through the constant emails and phone calls that he responds to immediately  no matter the time and could get me in a house within 24 hours usually within the hour. He was relentless in knocking on doors in neighborhoods I liked asking if anyone was thinking of selling. When I finally got into a short sale I was worried it would take forever but Randy was on it, I happened to be on vacation for a couple weeks when I went into my 30 day escrow and Randy personally went to Home Depot and Painted my house to Pass inspection, he previously owned a tree trimming business and also Trim all the Trees so the termite guy would termite and made sure everything would pass while I was on vacation. We borrowed his Big truck for Moving into our new house a few times already, Huge Help. He is a honestly good guy with a good heart who would rather make you happy and make sure you get what you want then sell you on something you don’t want. He crawled under all the house and practically inspected them while we looked, he would tell us if it was a bad idea. He was referred to us from a coworker at Scripps Research institute (where he also use to work, he is a very smart guy) that just bought his house with Randy and we gave him a try as all the other realtors seemed to have bigger fish and not care to get us in houses for days then they were already sold. Randy was great and well educated not just a guy that took 3 classes out of high school to get his real estate license and if you don’t use him you would be missing out on a great opportunity to get a local expert that gets back to you as soon as you as possible.

bobroby -- Aug 2017

We spent several years trying to sell our 1930 vintage cabin with 3 contiguous lots. Randy took the bull by the horns and got it sold within a year. He made several trips to it with potential buyers and the eventual buyer and even helped make minor improvements required in escrow. Despite a serious  illness in his immediate family, Randy kept in contact and helped get our very complicated escrow closed in a timely fashion.

Zuser -- Aug 2017

As the buyer, Randy provided exceptional representation. This particular transaction contained numerous variables that required superb communication. Representing both the buyer and the seller, Randy not only maintained his ethical obligations to both vested parties, but maneuvered the negotiation  process in an efficient manner that expedited the transaction that was satisfactory to everyone involved. The deal was closed after overcoming numerous hurdles. I wouldn’t hesitates to recommend Randy for either a buyer or seller in any home transaction. Great work and thanks again Randy! -Garrett

Christian Cerises -- Aug 2017

The short version of this review is Randy is hands down the BEST Realtor in San Diego and the surrounding area! You can’t go wrong choosing him if you’re considering buying or selling a home, and in fact his level of professionalism, knowledge, and customer service will spoil you and set your bar  very high for any other customer service professional you work with. Call Randy! You will be so glad you did. Randy’s tenacity to satisfy the CUSTOMER is above and beyond the call of duty in the Real Estate Industry!

Haiyantao -- Aug 2017

Randy was always available and give quick response during our home purchase process. As a first time home buyer, he is exactly the agent we need. he was very patient for all my questions and clearly explained every step of the process. he also showed great negotiation and communication skill with  the seller’s agents, which helped us to make right decisions. I highly recommend Randy

Cherie N -- Aug 2017

When I was looking for a real estate agent, Randy came highly recommended by several co-workers who had used him to buy their homes. Randy did not disappoint. He was responsive, hard-working, and knowledgeable about both real estate and construction (bonus!). He was also patient with what was  essentially our first home-buying experience. Despite the numerous houses in a large price range that we wanted to see, he never pushed us one way or the other despite what this would mean to his commission. He always gave us his view on the state of repair of the house and any other pertinent issues based on our needs that the house or area might have and then let us make our own decision without any pressure. Once we decided we wanted to make an offer, he worked double time to make sure that everything (from loan paperwork to inspections) happened on schedule. Even after we purchased the house, Randy has continued to be very responsive to our questions from recommendations of plumbers to home warranty coverage. He definitely has a lot of useful knowledge and connections. On top of it all he’s a great guy. I would definitely use Randy again without hesitation and recommend him to all my friends looking to buy or sell their homes!

Bob R -- Aug 2017

We spent several years trying to sell our 1930 vintage cabin with 3 contiguous lots. Randy took the bull by the horns and got it sold within a year. He made several trips to it with potential buyers and the eventual buyer and even helped make minor improvements required in escrow. Despite a serious  illness in his immediate family, Randy kept in contact and helped get our very complicated escrow closed in a timely fashion.

J Munoz -- Aug 2017

Me and my wife were on the market for a home and were tired of the pushy and annoying realtors that would try to sell you something you could not afford. Then along came Randy; he was knowledgeable, honest, reliable, and a family kind of guy. Not once did he pressure us on a property, he would  actually tell us to slow down and wait for that perfect home. We found that home thanks to him and he made the whole process very easy and smooth. He answered all my questions at any time of day with great detail. If you want a realtor who will trully listen and work for your needs, then Randy is the guy to go to. Definetly recommend Randy Stefanko.