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★★★★★"We recently purchased a home through Kelly Howard at Compass, and we were impressed! His experience and knowledge was evident through day one. He even came to our inspection to make sure things were not overlooked. Kelly was there for the entire home buying process, and helped the process be as smooth as possible. Since Kelly was on our team, we got the house we wanted, and it was the first house we made an offer on. We would use him in the future and we recommend his expertise to anyone buying or selling."
- Jonathan & Summer
★★★★★"Kelly Howard and Lisa Waltman far exceeded our expectations, going above and beyond to ensure we were kept in the loop every step of the way."
- Brad & Erika
★★★★★"It felt like we were on a team together. They provided information and guidance, and clarified our options and decisions, but the decisions were ours. "
★★★★★"Kelly Howard & Lisa Waltman are amazing. We did extensive research deciding on an agent to sell our home, and it was clear they were the right team. "
★★★★★"Kelly & Lisa are awesome. We couldn't be happier with everything they've done for us. You couldn't ask for better real estate agents in North County! "
★★★★★"I wanted to personally thank you all for the extraordinary service, help, and care you extended to us during the sale of our home in Cardiff. It is quite safe and fair to say that we couldn’t have done it without you. You all were efficient, kind, realistic, knowledgeable, and flexible throughout the process of selling our home for us. We had an unusual home in Cardiff and we were obliged to try to sell during a time that was not exactly ideal. You managed to find us our perfect buyer and help us patiently and diligently through many of the more complicated proceedings both before and after this brilliant discovery. You saw to it that we were not disturbed or too displaced during showings, you gave up many weekends to host open houses, and you somehow even managed to get our kids and dogs on your side. We loved our Cardiff home and the Cardiff lifestyle, but it was simply time for us to move on. We are completely thrilled to be where we are now too. Thanks for working so seamlessly with our realtor on this end to truly make our transition as easy as possible.."
- Darcie & Chris W.
★★★★★"We can’t thank your team enough for finding us a home that completely exceeded our expectations. Between Ed, Kelly, and Nickelle, we were kept updated every step of the way. We truly felt like the whole team was looking out for our best interests and that was proven when you proactively negotiated a credit from the seller at closing. Everyone made the entire process seamless and you all could not have been more helpful. Thanks again for everything! "
- Ryan & Nicole M.
★★★★★"The KH team Ed, Kelly and Nickelle moved mountains in helping to sell our house! They started by going through our house, with honest and accurate input about what we needed to do to ensure it was in the best possible selling condition. Really, after 10 years of three kids and a dog living under one roof we never thought we would be able to have it look as good as it did when it was ready to sell. They handled all the staging and afterwards we even contemplated if we should still sell because it looked so good, like a model home; we never knew it could be as beautiful as it did! After that, we sold for top dollar - the highest sale price that has ever been sold in the HISTORY of our community - we really could not have been happier! They didn’t just do their job, they went so far above and beyond!!! We will forever be grateful to them for all the hard work resulting in a beyond amazing outcome!"
★★★★★"Ed, Nickelle, Kelly, and the entire KH Compass Realty team made our home buying experience extremely smooth, thoughtful and enjoyable, with our specific interests put front-and-center during the entire buying process. We leaned on Ed and the team to help us identify and narrow in on listings and locations that had significant investment upside, which is where Ed’s knowledge and experience in the area really shined through. Ed was willing to meet us at any time and location that we showed even slight interest in, and his level of commitment in that regard helped us to establish significant trust and ultimately the foundation for a life-long friendship. We’ve since continued to work with Ed and the KH team, utilizing their huge network of contractors and specialists to assist with various home redesign projects. Plain and simple, the best realty team we’ve ever worked with by far... Thank you Ed, Nickelle, and Kelly for everything that you do!" Mark & Alex
A lifelong resident of Encinitas, Kelly began his real estate career in 1999 after a successful entrepreneurship as a local business owner. Kelly immediately flourished into the #1 agent in Cardiff by the Sea, #1 agent for North County Coastal, Top 1% in the nation and earned membership into
some of the most prestigious groups around Southern California. Kelly is a certified negotiator and uses his mastery of the local market, throughout the coastal corridor of Carlsbad to Del Mar and beyond, and his exceptional negotiation skills to maximize transactions for his clients garnering the
honor of continued repeat and referral business. Kelly believes in total commitment to his clients, exceeding expectations and cutting-edge marketing strategies far ahead of the competition to achieve maximum results.
Kelly Howard | “Top Producing Coastal Agent”