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Broker Associate | DRE# 01722560

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“Steve provided excellent advice for every stage of getting our property ready to sell. He was always available for any questions in a prompt and friendly manner. He had lots of helpful resources to recommend, and he took a lot of the stress out of the sale by anticipating future needs early on. He was very easy to communicate with and kept us apprised of the activity at our property at least once a week, if not more. We would definitely recommend him to our friends and family, because even during these challenging times, he was able to find a buyer who was a pleasure to work with, and we achieved a very quick, relatively easy sale and escrow.”
- Helen K.

“Steve absolutely blew us away. We had no idea what to expect with the home buying process, and have heard horror stories for months about how hard it is to get your offer accepted on a home, and how far above asking people were going. The things we appreciated the most about Steve was that he wouldn't let our emotions run away from us, he was always looking at the numbers, looking at what offer made sense for the property, and what we could do to be competitive without throwing an excessive and unneeded amount of money at the sellers. He was always ready to tour homes with us, pointing out potential red flags we didn't even notice, and truly understood what we were looking for in a home and property. At no point did we feel stressed or uninformed about what was going on with the process, he anticipated in advance what we wanted to know before we even asked! We are astounded with what we purchased, a single family home, with over half an acre of land and a great view- better than we imagined we would find. Our home appreciated for 15k over what we bought it for- which is amazing considering how overpriced homes are right now. Thank you Steve for your determination in helping us find our home, we brag all the time about how smooth and fun the process was. We appreciate you!" - Chris & Lauren Turori

“We came into this as first time home buyers, had no idea what really to do or how to handle this whole thing. Steve was there calmly guiding us through the process, setting up and viewing the houses, getting us through escrow, and just answering any questions we had as we went. We did not feel pressured to accept a house we did not want to take and Steve was in fact more than willing to point out flaws in homes that we either didn't see or that would not work with what he saw we wanted. Overall, Steve is a friendly, positive and productive agent and we would be honored to work with him again." -Florian

“Steve and his team marketed our home expertly, garnering 10 offers in just 3 days - and nearly all above our asking price. Then, when we experienced flood damage during escrow, Steve guided us through the process with a steady hand, communicating with the buyers professionally and consistently and ensuring we made it to closing. We highly recommend Steve and his team." - Rich M

“Steve helped us buy our home in 2008 and sell the same home in 2018; both were absolutely wonderful experiences. Steve was there day and night to answer any questions and provide honest advice. Would highly recommend Steve and his team to anyone without hesitation” - Ellie S.

“Steve was really helpful with my selection and purchase processes, and I am very happy that I landed his property. Even after closing the deal, Steve helped me to clear some document issues that dragged on months after the purchase. I would see Steve and Brianna as knowledgeable and helpful professionals and would definitely recommend to other people.” - Ray W.

“I would highly recommend Steve and his team. He is professional, honest, patient and really looks out your best interest. I appreciated how responsive he was and really trusted his opinion. You are good hands if you decide to work with Steve!" - Lauren M

“Moving is a very emotional process, and you need a realtor that you can really trust. What impressed us about Steve was his professionalism, punctuality, honesty, and integrity - but most of all, that we could trust him to always have our best interests in mind. He never pushed us into a decision; he was an amazing listener and spent many, many evenings with us on the or over a cup of coffee just letting us vent. He helped us find a beautiful home and we sincerely recommend him to anyone looking the utmost in quality service. He's simply the best." - Cheryl S.

“Steve was great to work with. He helped guide us through an intense market with insights that come from working with an experienced professional. He explained things in a manner for us to understand the searching and closing process at the pace that we needed in order to feel heard, while also being effective when working with the loan broker and seller's agent.” - Nick S.


Investment Properties, Relocation, Residential Real Estate


Bucknell University, Rutgers University
About Steve
Steve Matsumoto is a Broker Associate and team lead of the Matsumoto Realty Group at COMPASS. For over fifteen years Steve has advised homeowners, primarily in North County San Diego.

As a former teacher, education is at the core of his real estate practice and ensuring his clients understand all their options is of the highest priority. Known for his insight, integrity, and wit, Steve’s consulting ability is unparalleled as he communicates with both clarity and compassion. Pragmatic but personable, Steve always balances the analysis of the numbers with the human side of buying or selling.

Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Steve graduated from Bucknell University and taught elementary/middle school in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Now a converted Southern Californian, Steve lives in Vista with his wife, Jenni, and their two sons, Ryan & Chase. The Matsumoto family is active in Vista Little League, Boy Scouts, RBVHS marching band, and pickleball.

Steve Matsumoto’s Listings

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