Steve Pike, Agent in San Diego - Compass

Steve Pike

Broker Associate | DRE# 01514579
Experience
Social Media

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Specialties

Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Commercial Real Estate, Property Management, Landlord

Education

San Diego State University-California State University - Master of Business Administration, Marketing

University of California, Los Angeles - Media, Marketing

San Diego State University - Bachelor of Arts, New Media Studies


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Steve is an exceptional realtor. He is very professional, has a great knowledge of the San Diego market, and truly cares about finding the right home for you. As a first time home buyer Steve guided me through the entire process in a transparent and pleasant manner. Steve was very accessible by phone and email. I am happy to recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy/sell a home!" - Nathan

★★★★★
"My husband and I decided to use Steve to purchase our first home in Oceanside. Steve was amazingly attentive and explained every bit of the process along the way. He answered every question (and I had many) with such care and detail, we felt so confident through the entire process. Steve is not only good at finding great perspective homes, he is friendly, understanding, and best of all, he is experienced in purchasing homes for himself. I never felt pushed by him to do anything I was not comfortable with. I feel as though, as the buyer, I was able to handle not only the purchase of the home, but a full time job and family time all with little frustration, because Steve has an awesome understanding of the process. He created a great timeline for us, in which every step was broken down and easy to follow. Even once we found our dream home, and things got a little "sticky" with the seller, I felt as though Steve had everything under control. I feel as though my husband and I are one of the lucky ones, to have found such a great agent. You hear stories all the time about how difficult it is to buy a home. Not for us! Even with finding a home that had a bunch of issues, we flew through it with Steve. We will definitely be using him again and again. I highly recommend him. 5 stars all the way!" - Tiffany

★★★★★
"I understand, as a consumer, giving all 5 stars may raise an eyebrow, but this is well deserved and I will explain why. I have a background in commercial real state on the wholesale side and sales and am a stickler for customer service and follow up and command results. I found Steve by accident when I listed my house on Zillow under "Make Me Move," and was contacted by several agents...most of which were "quick lipped" and fast to get off the phone when I was not sure I wanted to list right away. When I talked to Steve, there was a calmness about him and a willingness to compile data for the area and help me understand where the price points are at to determine the timing of listing; which, the time was not right. Steve followed up with me and checked in for a year, forwarding me information about the neighborhood, different strategies for potential development and went through all of the ideas for my property and when I was ready to list, I knew he was the agent I would use. I had to feel comfortable and confident working with him since I was closing from out of state. Within 72 hours of listing, we got 1 full price offer and 1 slightly under....those ended up not panning out, but quickly ended up with another full price offer and ultimately ended up closing. I consider myself a skilled negotiator and was very impressed. Steve brought the buyer in and was very capable to work both sides of the deal and did a great job, with integrity. Before closing, since the buyer needed to get plans approved with the City for development, he was able to get a short term tenant into the property to keep cash flow coming until until the close. All in all, I was impressed with Steve's follow up, knowledge of the area, negotiation and the ultimate result. If I buy or sell in San Diego in the future, Steve will be the one." - Lisa

★★★★★
"I have now done 2 deals with Steve and I am completely satisfied with the outcomes. I will continue to always use his services in the future. He has great local knowledge and always is there when I have a question or concern. Also great at negotiating." - Steve

★★★★★
"Steve was a great realtor, he's always there for you with any questions or concerns you may have. He recently sold our house and helped us find a new one at the same time, no easy task! Didn't think it was possible, but with Steve's help we were able to close escrows on both properties on the same day, which was important because we had nowhere to go if we didn't. He is very patient, which is important when your dealing with someone who is very picky!, like me! He was knowledgeable and guided us through this transition in our life, but never pushy, like some realtors. I have known Steve a very long time and he is a man with great integrity, I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home." - Cheryl


About Steve

If there’s one thing Steve never wanted from a career in real estate it’s his picture on a bus bench ad. The investing side of real estate has always been something he has been passionate about. Steve knew that he didn’t ever want to be the typical Realtor® sales guy.

Fortunately for Steve, there’s no such promotional piece in his future. Since starting his career in 2004, Steve has found success through his passion for learning, a desire to provide the best customer service and sales instincts learned from his father, a successful salesman himself. He took to real estate to learn everything he could about investing in it, not just selling it. Helping people with one of the biggest investments of their life while at the same time helping them toward a better future is extremely inspiring.

Steve’s path to real estate was not a straight one. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and working in commercial real estate, he completed a year of Master of Business Administration coursework then gained five years of real estate marketing experience at the San Diego Union-Tribune, now the University of San Diego. But a sales career was always in the back of his mind. In addition to the influence of his father, Steve had tasted success in a sales job he had as a teen, and the sales awards seemed to come easy.

Before Steve launched his real estate career, he took a month-long training course then took more classes and accreditations, earning Short Sale and Foreclosure certification and becoming an Accredited Buyer Representative through the California Associations of Realtors®. Next, he learned about the business of investing how to buy low, negotiate, sell, deal with banks, investment strategies, appraisal, construction and even how much every repair and upgrade costs from a new kitchen sink to a full remodel.

All of this has combined to help propel Steve into a highly respected place in the San Diego real estate industry. He attributes this to the knowledge and experience he has had, successfully going through the entire sales process himself on many properties. His clients speak highly of Steve’s professionalism and his ability to help them through the entire sales process.

Steve also attributes his success to the way he views his role as more of a consultant and not just an agent or broker. Steve’s goal is to buy many more properties with a number of them as long-term rentals. Steve also prides himself in providing excellent customer service, something he expects when he buys properties, too. He doesn’t want to sell a product, he wants to enable a new lifestyle for his clients so that they think of him as their lifetime real estate consultant and have them so happy that they refer all their family and friends to him.

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