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"Sandra was great. From house and garden preparations she directed it all and was personally involved in every showing and making dozens of decisions. Sold my home for a record-breaking 1.9 million in Carlsbad. She and her team are true professionals. After purchasing and selling a dozen properties I never realized how different it would be working with an experienced and successful agent."

Michael Hayward - Seller Twice & Buyer - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy did a great job. She was professional and had extensive knowledge of the market. She was very proactive prior to putting the house on the market and had some great ideas on how to improve the desirability of the house prior to listing it. Before informing me of any problems/challenges during the transaction she always had solutions. She staged the home bringing in color so it photographed beautifully and attracted a lot of attention right away online. She made recommendations to refresh the patio planting so the patio showed at its best, especially since it was not a very private location, so we wanted the patio to feel really good and intimate. She sold the home at a record price the first weekend on the market and handled the entire transaction professionally and communicated with me consistently."

Chris & Lucy Mellini - Seller - Aviara, Carlsbad CA

"Sandra is the ultimate professional who performs under the most challenging of situations. The house was sold as part of a divorce proceeding. Sandra always kept her cool and professionalism on point during the process. She transformed the house inside and out so it would appeal to most buyers and show in the best light possible. Her communication with me was impeccable and important as I live on the East Coast. She catered to all of our requests, going above and beyond, from personally cleaning & prepping the house before each and every showing. In the end, no other agent could have accomplished what Sandra accomplished. I am grateful for her professionalism, integrity and patience throughout the entire transaction. She knows her business and truly cares about her clients best interest. I highly recommend you call her before calling anyone else."

Neil Ray - Seller - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"What an amazing job Sandy did for us. Incredible ideas, proactive approach, astounding follow up and always with a fantastic attitude. The house she sold for us had been a rental for many years and was in very rough shape. Sandy took complete control of the entire clean-up of the property both inside and out as we wanted top dollar for the house. She interviewed/hired/scheduled all the trades needed to refresh the property. She submitted all the bids to us for approval and provided weekly progress reports so we knew exactly where she was in the process. We didn’t have the time to deal with any of it and we trusted her to get the job done right. At the very last minute, before she actually put the home on the market, Sandy saw an opportunity to raise our asking price $100,000 netting us additional $80,000 and setting a new record high sales price in our neighborhood at the time. She is hands down one of the best agents out there and her knowledge and professionalism are true testaments to her success and achievements. We are grateful to Sandy for all she did for us. Amazing team…Amazing efforts…Amazing results. Thank you again."

Tod & Tracy McGraw - Buyer - La Costa Greens, Carlsbad CA

"We very much enjoyed working with Sandy to sell our home in La Costa Ridge and are glad we put our faith in her. We literally signed the listing paperwork and flew out the next day. Sandy handled everything from A to Z to get our home ready to sell. She knows what works and we trusted her expertise. We agreed to everything she recommended and, while some of the staging was not our own personal taste, her entire presentation of our home was beautiful and she sold our home for more money than other brokers sold the same model for on the same street at the exact same time. Her attention to detail is impressive too…not only did she show our home to every potential buyer but she left her own leaf blower at our house to make sure our courtyard with the overhead flowering trellis looked its best for every showing. Above and beyond is how we would describe her and we would gladly recommend her to our friends and family. She did a great job."

Terry & Jan Ward - Seller - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

​​​​​​​"I cannot say enough nice things about Sandy, she is one amazing realtor, now friend. When she helped me buy my home, I was relocating cross country. She spent a lot of time with me and educated me about all my options so I could make a good decision. Once we found the perfect house, she took charge and handled everything for me so that the house was completely ready to move into when I arrived. 2 years later, I was transferred and wouldn’t consider calling anyone but Sandy to help me sell it. She worked her marketing magic and sold my home for $25,000 more than my corporate buyout price so, obviously, I am thrilled. Sandy is one of the most honest and hard-working people you will ever meet and her real estate knowledge will blow you away. She really is that good and you shouldn’t trust anyone but her to help you with this large of a financial decision. She will truly look out for your best interests every step of the way."

Karen Flores - Buyer Twice & Seller Twice - La Costa Greens, Carlsbad CA

"Sandra is not just a great realtor, she is a great person who has her clients backs at all times. She had my home professionally staged to show its best. She advised we clean up the garden also. She showed the home personally to each and every buyer so she could point out all the upgrades that made my home worth more money. She never tried to make me take a lower price than my home was worth with all its upgrades even though similarly priced homes of the same square footage were selling for a lot cheaper. Completely supported me and believed in what she could get for the house and she got it, setting a new price record. On the new house I bought, she educated me so I completely knew what I was getting myself into as I was paying a higher price since my new home had been completely remodeled top to bottom. Sandra took time to help me at all hours of the night, if need be. Once she was on vacation and snowed-in with no electricity, but she found a way to contact me during a critical point in my move. Sandra goes way above and beyond the call of duty. She is super professional, extraordinarily knowledgeable, incredibly dedicated and devoted, patient, kind, communicative, great at her job and a wonderful friend too."

Laraine Steinman - Seller & Buyer - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy is the most incredible real estate agent you will ever come across hands down. Not only did she help us sell our home in La Costa Ridge, she found us our dream home in the Stonebridge community in Scripps Ranch. In both instances she did a fabulous job. Her approach was very different than most agents. As for selling our home, most agents just keep reducing the price of your home until it sells. Sandy wouldn’t do that as she believed in the value of our home. Instead, she was constantly finding new ways to “upgrade” the presentation of our home. She not only brought in painters to lighten up some walls so the rooms didn’t appear too dark, she brought in a professional stager to move furniture around so rooms felt more open. She even went to the extreme of contacting an architect to show how perfect our backyard would look with a pool and spa. These extended efforts cost much less than a price reduction and essentially put a lot more money in our pockets. As for finding us a home, Sandy truly listened to our requests. She found what we wanted based on our lists of "must haves" and our "love to haves" She did both. Not only did she sell our home, she found us our dream home. There is no question that we hired the best realtor for the job. We recommend her to everyone!"

Mark & Lisa Shneider - Seller Twice & Buyer - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy was our Real Estate agent when we purchased our house in the La Costa area of Carlsbad in October of 2015. We chose to use Sandy after being referred to her by a close friend who we trust. She has exceeded our expectations. She not only found us a great home, but she has continued to help us with questions nearly 2 years after our purchase. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area, great at negotiation, timely with follow-up, and very, very detailed oriented. She is great at uncovering details that the average home buyer would overlook. We recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the Northern San Diego Area."

Marcos & Laura Camianos - Buyer - La Costa, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy is a fabulous agent and is all about honesty and integrity, not just making the sale. It is important to her that all parties involved feel good about the transaction on both sides. We loved the house we bought but there were several high-ticket repairs that came to light in the home inspection, most of which the seller refused to pay for. While Sandy was the listing agent on the home, she still went above and beyond to help us resolve the repair issues. She was always professional, very fair, proactive and extremely responsive. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She is not just a great agent, she also has a really good heart and will do the right thing."

Todd & Laurie Massas - Buyer - La Costa Greens, Carlsbad CA

"Overall I was very impressed with Sandy. This was my first big post-divorce purchase and I was nervous about taking such a big step. Sandy was very patient with me and was always available to answer any questions. This is my 4th home purchase and some of the key differentiators between Sandy and other agent's with whom I've worked: 1. Sandy actually seems to care about your overall happiness - often I feel like realtors are just pushing you to buy so they can get paid. 2. Sandy has a great assistant - this makes a big difference - it means someone is always available to help you 3. Sandy runs a "full-service shop" - among other things, she took care of scheduling the inspector and then the contractor to take care of all the repairs. 4. In coastal CA realtors can make A LOT of money and in return I expect a lot of service and support - Sandy does just that."

Dan Tomasi - Buyer - La Costa Greens, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy is the consummate professional. Her years of real estate experience, knowledge, and expertise provides the seller or buyer the confidence of being represented by simply the best! She provided my wife and I the detailed history of the community and homes we were interested in that eventually resulted in the successful purchase of our dream home. Her communications, negotiations, and marketing skills are the difference between ordinary and extraordinary."

Dan & Carol Lundsford - Buyer - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy is amazing! She knows her stuff and got us what we wanted for our home. We listened to her advice and suggestions and had our home sold within 30 days."

Bob & Darcy Gordon - Seller - La Costa Greens, Carlsbad CA

"Sandra went above and beyond helping us sell our home in Escondido. She had all the right contact people that were needed to upgrade our home. Painters, carpet and stagers. Lots of open houses. She was very professional and we would recommend her to anyone."

Ken & Nancy Economy - Seller - Lake San Marcos, CA

"Sandy was our agent in the listing and sale of our home. She helped us prepare the home for sale and helped us establish a fair price. She was thorough in the marketing of the home. Her attention to detail and personal involvement in every aspect of the sale ensured that the process was worry-free. With her knowledge of our neighborhood, Sandy was able to inform prospective buyers of the home's attributes and the quality of life in our area. The entire process was handled professionally by her. We have sold over half a dozen homes that we've lived in. By far, Sandy's involvement as our agent in this sale exceeded that of any other agent we have had in terms of getting the job to completion. We are very happy with our experience using Sandy as our agent."

Ron & Barbara Williams - Seller - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"We had the pleasure of working with Sandy for both the purchase of a home, and for the sale of the same home two years later due to work relocation. Not only is her expertise of the area and her knowlege of real estate top notch, I can honestly say that Sandy is someone who consistently puts her clients interests first. For the purchase of our home, she went above and beyond with her thoroughness in identifying a potential issue that ultimately saved us thousands of dollars. For the sale of our home, she worked to ensure we received the max value despite external conditions that could have easily impacted us."

Ed & Lynn Wang - Seller & Buyer - La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad CA

"Wow wow wow is much of what I can say about Sandra Copeland's real estate services, her as a human being, and, now, her as a family friend! Almost 3 years ago, my husband and I stumbled upon Sandra's office in Encinitas. She was incredibly welcoming and made the time to be fully present and listen to our dream home desires. Sandra even asked great questions to help my husband and I better understand what we were looking for exactly (and realistically). That was helpful - and educational - enough to convince us it was not the time to buy for us. Last year, well equipped with Sandra's first time home buyers process and a more educated real estate perspective, my husband and I decided to call Sandra and go look at houses.

Sandra curated a home tour that paralleled our wants, needs, and likes over a couple of days. She really wanted us to find the right home (which is absolutely appreciated)! When we found a house we liked, she put together an offer letter AND wrote a personalized cover letter to increase our chances of getting the house. We didn't get that house and yet we did find our dream house at the end. When we found our real dream house - in a highly coveted area and with ocean views from 1st and 2nd floor - Sandra made sure to help us get it! We closed and now we live in a home that I absolutely hope to live in happily for a very very long time!

Bottom line: I highly recommend working with Sandra, if you want an honest, hard-smart working woman who cares about your wants, likes, and - especially cares about - your needs!"

Josh & Lolita Taub - Buyer - The Bay Collection, Carlsbad CA

"Always Available, Honest , Knowledgeable about real estate laws, ....a great sales person. Sold our house in 3 weeks! You will have a great real estate experience if you list with Sandy."

Jon & Sharon Rosenbrock - Seller - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"She is the best! Motivated, cares about YOU, smart and very hard working. Sandy, also is very pleasant to work with. A great sense of humor. But most of all is her first class skill level. I made a mistake on a house purchase. She flipped it for me in one week with a 5% profit, over and above her commission. Our other house, she got a good price for and worked hard and effectively to present it for sale."

Peter & Nan Copen - Seller Twice - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy is incredible! She is a consummate professional and a true expert in the real estate field. She worked tirelessly for us to sell our homes and was proactive in providing updates and recommendations to sell the home within our desired time frame. Her honesty and friendliness made the experience so enjoyable. You cannot find a better person to help you through the stress of selling or buying a home. Being in the industry myself, there is no one I would recommend more than Sandy and her team. Thank you for all your help! "

Kelly Hiltscher - Seller - La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad CA

"I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to work with Sandy Copeland. We hired her to sell our home after another realtor could not and she was the consummate professional with some very difficult situations. First, she was dealing with my ex-husband who was being very difficult and unreasonable. Second, while my home was very clean, it was a bit dated and we were not updating it to sell it. Lastly, we had a major obstacle that affected our home…we had a 50 foot SDGE power pole directly behind our home. Sandy told us to take the focus off of the power pole in the rear, the home had to really shine. She came in with her team and transformed the home into an absolute showplace. Her stager painted the walls with updated colors that took the focus off some of the dated items in the home and then brought in some furnishings that appealed more to the masses. Sandy gathered all the information needed from SDGE about the power pole behind our home, and she met every single buyer here personally so she could professionally handle their objection to it when the subject of the power pole came up. We successfully sold the home and Sandy went on to find me a great deal on a condo that was not even on the market yet. I am so grateful for everything Sandy did to help me. She didn’t just put my home on the market, she came to me with solutions to sell my home faster and for more money. I would never use anyone else and you shouldn’t either."

Cindy Striblen - Seller & Buyer - Aviara, Carlsbad CA

"We received Sandy’s information in the mail and interviewed her along with several other agents to sell our home in La Costa Ridge. But, this was not your average La Costa Ridge home sale as we had what could be perceived as a little issue/problem behind our home. Our home backed to the waste water reclamation plant outside the back gate so we knew we needed to hire someone special to help us. Sandy presented us with a very detailed analysis in how the home needed to be presented and how the water treatment plant needed to be dealt with. Sandy recommended we stage the house rather than leave it vacant so that the buyers could “feel” the home rather than focus on the “look” of the water treatment plant. She also recommended we freshen up some of the landscape that was not doing us any favors and she told us to raise our price higher than we wanted to go. We were hesitant on all but trusted her expertise. We did everything she recommended and sold the house full price within the first couple weeks, way beyond what we expected. She is as nice as she is smart and we are so happy we selected her to help us as the end result certainly exceeded our expectation in every way. She is a very savvy agent and we are glad we listened to her advice. We will not only use her again but we will also recommend her to any of our friends who need a true real estate professional."

Richard & Sally Zhou - Seller Twice - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

"Interesting how we found Sandy. My dad had actually visited an open house of Sandy’s in his neighborhood about 8 months before he passed away. He got one of her cards and told his girlfriend that none of the normal realtors who sold in that neighborhood ever did as nice a marketing presentation of the home as Sandy had done. He was thoroughly impressed. Fast forward 8 months, my dad loses his battle with cancer. His girlfriend gives me Sandy’s card and tells me how my dad raved about her. We interviewed Sandy along with several other brokers. The other brokers didn’t suggest doing anything to the home and just gave us a price to sell it as is. Well, my dad’s house was very dated and had not had anything done to it in a very long time. Sandy laid out a plan to update on a budget. She told us where to put the money that would pay off for us and also explained how and why her marketing was so different than all the other realtors in the area. Well, her marketing was fantastic and she performed beyond expectation. She sold my dad’s house for $45,000 more than the exact same floor plan sold for and the other house had over $80,000 more in upgrades than my dad’s house. Like she says, Who you Hire Matters…to your bottom line. Sandy is very knowledgeable, professional and she worked her tail off. She was constantly in touch with me and my brothers keeping us abreast of everything which I really needed since I live in Los Angeles. Her and her entire team deserve raves and I would not only use them again, I would recommend everyone else do the same. We certainly put our trust in the right person with Sandy."

Allan Shechet - Seller - Ocean Hills, Oceanside CA

"My wife and I were looking for a home in Carlsbad while living in NYC with a newborn. We had a lot of stuff going on at the time and looking for a house clear across the country seemed overwhelming. We worked with Sandy and she found us the perfect home and made the process incredibly easy for us. If you are looking for a person to help you discover the path to the right home for you.... Sandy is it."

Tim & Carrie Filla - Buyer - The Bay Collection, Carlsbad CA

"Sandy was a tremendous asset in listing our beach condo. She went above and beyond getting our condo ready to be sold. Her advice on staging, pricing and market expertise were unparalleled. Sandy is a very savvy real estate professional who delivers flawless results time and time again. I would recommend Sandy to anyone looking for a true real estate professional. She is honest, trustworthy and extremely professional. Thank you Sandy!"

Carl & Suzie Ek - Seller - North Coast Village, Oceanside CA

"Sandy Copeland was a pleasure to work with. Selling a house in a buyer’s market can be challenging enough for a listing agent but we went beyond that request and asked her to sell our home in less than 30 days during the holidays AND for a price that had never been seen in our neighborhood. Sandy came in and told us exactly what we needed to do to achieve our lofty goal. She completely staged and transformed our home showing all of its space and potential, took gorgeous professional photos and created stunning brochures and marketing pieces…way beyond anything we have seen from other agents in our area and on line in our price range. She did an aggressive Internet Ad campaign and she personally showed our home to each and every prospective buyer almost daily. She fiercely negotiated multiple lowball offers until she successfully sold our house for $5k over our asking price! We have used Sandy multiple times and referred her to many friends and relatives because she is so awesome. For many reasons beyond what I just described, I would never trust another agent when buying or selling a home."

Jessie & Carolyn Gallup - Seller Once & Buyer Twice - San Marcos, CA

“Best realtor experience EVER! Awesome energy, professionalism & attention to detail.”

Gabor & Edith Rubaryi - Seller - Del Sur, San Diego CA

“She is a marketing genius who gets great results if you listen to her and do what she says!”

Wade & Marisa Quinn - Seller & Buyer - Carlsbad, CA

“She is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a problem solver with my best interests in mind. I know…she has sold me 5 homes.”

Kim Conroy - Seller Twice & Buyer 3 Times - Laguna Beach, CA

“Sandy is cheerful, positive, energetic, a definite ‘go-getter’, takes initiative, very intuitive, extremely knowledgeable, careful, diligent and a true professional.”

Karina Copen - Buyer - San Elijo Hills, San Marcos CA

“Her take charge attitude made selling our Carlsbad home from Texas completely stress free and she sold it for a record price in the first day.”

Brad & Julie Barnett - Seller - Aviara, Carlsbad CA

“Her years of experience and knowledge made me feel comfortable during a difficult time.”

Libby Morris - Seller- San Elijo Hills, San Marcos CA

“She knows how a home is supposed to look when it hits the market and she does whatever it takes to get it there. Extremely professional and very good at what she does.”

Gary & Thien Bennitt - Seller - La Costa Ridge, Carlsbad CA

“Sandy writes the best cover letters in the business. We went up against multiple offers and beat out a full price all cash buyer because Sandy’s amazing letter told our story.”

Shirley Vansickle - Seller Twice & Buyer - Aviara, Carlsbad CA

“She is a great listener and knows every inch of North County. We told her exactly what we wanted and she found us a home that wasn’t even on the market.”

Glen & Arlene Blavet - Buyer - Lake San Marcos, CA

“I love Sandy’s honesty, dedication, perseverance, communication skills and knowledge. She is totally ‘hands on’ and not afraid to get her hands dirty either. Very happy!”

Mary Lou Santomauro - Seller - Lake San Marcos, CA

“Sandy is a pure joy! She is super motivated, full of energy and a great negotiator who understands every angle of negotiating process.”

Ron & Debbie Goerke - Buyer - Carlsbad, CA

“Sandy is kind, caring, creative, very empathetic and has a great sense of humor.”

Daniel Murphy - Buyer - San Marcos, CA

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