"We first met Maryann in 2000 when she helped us buy our fist home. She guided us through the complicated process of selecting the right house, negotiating a good price and closing the deal. Six years later, she guided us through the process of selling that home as we needed to upsize. After not seeing her for a long period, she was enthusiastic about helping us through the process of refinancing our current home, even though there was financial incentive to do so. Bottom line, she is not just an outstanding real estate agent, but also someone we consider a friend "
- Scott B.
"Our experience with Maryanne and her team was amazing. She took such good care of us. She was willing to answer any questions, calming our nerves throughout the process. A short sale is such a confusing and nerve-racking experience, but Maryanne eased our worries with her incredible knowledge and commitment. She has a dynamic and go-getter personality, which made us always feel like our interests were most important.Maryanne and her team stayed in constant communication with us and explained the short-sale process when we became overwhelmed. We always felt like we were their only customers, because they were so accessible and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Maryanne Augustine and her amazing staff to any potential customers. "
- Steve and Kaley W.
"As a CPA in San Diego, I have had the pleasure of working with many real estate professionals over the last 21 years. It is rare though, to come across other persons or companies that are at the caliber of Maryann Augustine of Frontline Realty Group. She is professional, knowledgeable and proven time after time that she has the experience to get the job done for me and my clients. With the rise of foreclosures in the last few years, her services have been essential in helping many of my clients resolve their housing crisis with their lenders. If you are currently heading into or are in foreclosure, I would highly recommend working with Maryann and the Frontline Realty Team. You will be glad you did. "
- Timothy E.H.
"We would like to thank you so much for all the effort you and your team put in completing our successful short sale! It was a difficult decision to sell the home we had loved and lived in for the last five years. When consulting with you, we believed it was our best option. For the start you were up front and honest about every step in the process. You were able to quickly identify a sold buyer for our home. You and your team also worked diligently with our bank. There were two times in which the bank delayed the transaction, but this did not faze you or your team. Thank you again for making our short sale as smooth as possible. We only recommend you and Team Hilvers for short sale. May God Bless You & Your Team!"
- Aaron, Megan and Lucienne M.
"Maryann Augustine is the best agent we have ever worked with! When we first began looking for a home, she was aware that we were not quite ready to make a purchase. Notwithstanding this, she showed us countless properties over several years until we found our dream home. She is honest, personable, patient, and competent combined with an incredible knowledge of all matters real estate. Her negotiation skills were unrivalled and her follow through right up until the day we moved in and beyond that were exceptional."
- Nils and Mandy F.
"If you are considering selling your home using the 7 day Home sale, we would highly recommend Maryann Augustine and her sales team.
I have been a Real Estate broker for over 30 years (I am a retired attorney) and my wife has also worked in real estate with a top national firm. When we decided to sell our 3 bedroom/2 bathroom rental home in Bay Park, we were captivated by the program being offered by Maryann and her team. We have never had any experience with this sales approach and initially were over whelmed by the response to the marketing before the actual sale took place. We had people driving by the place in droves while we were still preparing the house for the weekend sale.
The weekend sale produced an unexpected strong response and we were able to obtain an offer at a price exceeding our reserve. After the contract was signed and through the transaction, Maryann and her team professionally handled every detail, including solving an appraisal issue that arose in this difficult mortgage market.
For the sake of full disclosure, we have no existing relationship, financial or otherwise with Maryann Augustine or her realty company and only met her for the first time shortly before we entered into a listing agreement with her company. "
- Susan S. and Steven H.
"My name is Aneise and I have recently been in a situation where I needed to sell three townhouses very quickly in a short sale situation, and I needed to ensure it would happen, and I know a lot of agents won’t even deal with short sales....I had someone recommend Maryann Augustine at Frontline Realty Group to me. They told me she specialized in that, so I met with her and signed her up and it’s been an amazing and wonderful experience. She was able to get everyone taken care of with no hassle to me, she dealt with the bank, she dealt with the HOA, and a lot of problems, she dealt with the title company, she got everything taken care of, everyone was paid, everyone was happy, the bank was happy, I didn’t have to do anything except for sign papers, I was happy and it all got taken care of wonderfully. The team at Frontline Realty was incredibly pleasant and everybody that I’ve talked with and dealt with was just right on top of things and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in a similar situation. I also understand they do other things besides short sales, but If I have any future real estate needs I will definitely be calling Maryann. She made it happen. She made it happen pleasantly, she made it happen quickly and she dealt with all of the elements, I didn’t have to think about solutions to anything, she took care of everything. She called me if she needed something, if I needed something from her, or if I had questions, I immediately got results and response. It was the most pleasant real estate experience I’ve ever had. "
"Maryann Augustine and the Frontline Reality Group have been an absolute blessing to our family from the moment we started working with them! My husband and I were an example of the unfortunate casualties from the housing market and were forced to short sale our home after an agonizing decision-making process. We were scared of possible foreclosure and Maryann made the entire short sale process so incredibly bearable. Her team was able to find a buyer and work directly with our bank to get the short sale approved. Maryann was incredibly efficient and has an amazing attention to detail. Her team was professionally persistent with the bank to ensure that the deal did not fall through the cracks. I would highly recommend Maryann Augustine and the Frontline Reality Group to sellers and buyers from ANY walk of life. They take great care of their clients and I have always felt like a member of the family! Thanks Maryann and team!!Also, in regards to Wamu/Chase, they DID come after us for the 2nd mortgage, so we filed bankruptcy to have that debt wiped out. It was not a fun process, but I have to say it has been way better than expected. At least we have a clean slate, and we've already been approved for a credit card (of course a bit high for interest but most cards are these days-NO fees), and we were just approved for an auto loan through our credit union (again, a few points higher than we would have gotten before but not nearly as bad as I thought). In case you have clients afraid of the process let them know it is not that bad, especially if they can continue to make wise decisions with their other credit and take small sets after bankruptcy to re-establish themselves financially. You are a blessing and we appreciate you very much!!"
- Stephanie R.
"Hello: anybody selling or buying a home, Maryann and her team at Frontline Realty have bent over backwards and have given the anything for the customer attitude towards selling our home and finding the perfect home for my wife and I. I can't say it enough thank you, thank you, thank you.
Maryann and the Frontline group have displayed exemplary professionalism and courtesy for my wife and I. I find myself recommending Frontline to everyone interested in buying or selling their home.You have made our home buying experience a breeze and a wonderful experience."
- David and Vicky D.
"Testimonial It was a pleasure working with Maryann Augustine and the rest of the team at Frontline Realty. They helped us through our real estate short sale. Our home received an offer quickly and Maryann and her team worked efficiently with the bank to get everything resolved as soon as possible. It was a pleasure doing business with Frontline Realty and I would refer any friend or family member to them for their real estate needs. Thank you so much! "
" Well, it’s been five months since we closed escrow on our short sale. Everything that you said that would happen has happened. It’s been the best thing that we have done for ourselves in the last ten years business wise. Josephine and I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and experience in this short sale. I was extremely concerned how this was going to impact our personalincome tax and once again, as you have predicted it had a negligible impact and as a matter of fact we even received our largest refund from the IRS, ever! MaryAnne, we can now pay our bills on time and breathe so much freer. My only regret is that I did not do this short sale sooner. Because of my stubbornness and trying to do what I thought was the right thing in carrying on “this losing battle”, I cost myself and family hundreds of thousands of dollars. If I can be of any help or assistance to any of your future clients in regards to short sales, please use my name and have them call me. Forever grateful!"
- Emilio and Josephine R.
"As we enter the Thanksgiving season, we easily think of you and DzTeam Hilversdz at Frontline Realty Group. After a year of sheer stress and discouragement with our initial broker, we met and enlisted you. The result was an almost 180 degree turn in our property sale experience!! Your professionalism, experience, client advocacy and comprehensive service daily placed our hearts and minds at ease to the point that we felt confident enough to proceed with our moving plans out of the area andessentially Dzleave the rest to youdz. Your knowledge of all aspects of the short sale process –buyer, seller, and lender/banks really shined, and it shined from the first day we met you. When you called us about two months ago to inform us that we had closed escrow, it was like an early Christmas present! Since then, we have further realized just how much of a blessing you and your team have been to our family. We have now been able to fully move on with our lives – both financially and emotionally. As far as we are concerned, you and your team at Frontline Realty Group are our one and only referral for real estate brokers to friends and family in the Southern California area. Please feel free to confidently pass on our contact information as a reference to future clients. "
- Mike and Melanie Q.
"Hello Maryann, I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help with my short sale and the gift cards. I apologize for getting back so late on the testimonial. I have been super swamped with the wedding planning and work. As promised here it is: I would like to thank Maryann and her team for the hard work and dedication to complete my short sale. The short sale process can be stressful and a big rollercoaster ride, but Maryann knew how to approach each problem and keep me at ease.She took time out of her busy day to speak to me and keep me updated on everything that was going on. She is able to maintain great relationships with other agents and is able to keep constant communication, which is very important throughout this entire process. Short sales can be a lot of work and she works with other clients either selling or buying a home, but she always makes you feel like you are her top priority. She was very quick to find a buyer for my home and worked very closely with my banks to get the short sale approved. I highly recommend Maryann and her team for any real estate needs. Thank you again for everything! "
"During the early months of 2009, my wife and I received the unfortunate news that our daughter was deaf. With this sudden discovery, came a number of necessary life changes that would need to take place in order to provide her with the proper health care. Of these changes, one was to sell our home and move closer to our family, who would help to support us along this new journey. Having bought our home at the peak of the housing market, we knew its current value was much less than our original purchase price. With this in mind, we made the decision we felt was best for our family, and decided to proceed with a short-sale of the home. During our initial research of potential agents, we came across Maryann Hilvers and Frontline Realty Group. We knew immediately upon meeting with Maryann that shewas the agent we wanted to sell our home. Maryann was understanding of our situation, knowledgeable of the short-sale process, honest of the time frames involved, and confident that she could put the deal together. She made us feel comfortable from the start, always kept our confidence in her, placed a fantastic listing, and priced the home within a very competitive and accurate range. In addition, Maryann was always readily available for questions and continuously updated us as to the status of the sale. With the transaction now complete, we can say with assurance, that Maryann was the best agent for the job. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a very competent, professional, and caring agent. Maryann has become like family to us, and we will always feel blessed to have found her and had her as our agent. "
- Jeff and Hillary W.
"I just wanted to thank you again for providing guidance about short sale and the dynamics of that process. It has made my Mom feel so much better about her options and what she should do and that makes me feel so much better! I had a great time on that trip and it was truly a blessing to me that you knew so much and that you were able to share that with me considering the agent we spoke to never gave me that level of detail about our options. Thank you again, I am very grateful for your help!"
- Kim K.
"I highly recommend Maryann Augustine as a real estate agent. This was my first home purchase and it was very important to have the right person help me with the process. Knowing so little, I really needed someone I could trust would look after my interests. A friend of mine referred me to Maryann. My friend had used Maryann for several transactions and was very impressed by her high ethical standards. Throughout the process, Maryann and her assistant Sussy were consummate professionals. They were organized, timely, and well-versed in real estate. Whenever I had questions they were always there offering me their insight and vast wealth of knowledge. Maryanne provided me awesome referrals for a mortgage broker and home inspector and she negotiated a nice credit with the seller that really came in handy at the end. What I most appreciated about Maryann was her positive attitude and her ability to communicate effectively. She was always straight-forward and honest and I felt she had my best interest at heart. I'm eternally grateful to Maryann and Sussy for their contribution in realizing a lifelong dream."
- Jody H.
"We bought a condo in 2004 for $260,000. Fast forward to 2010- some career changes, two kids and one severe economic downturn later, and our condo was now worth about $65,000. Due to impending change of station orders for my military job, we were faced with having to move out of San Diego with massive debt and an unwanted condo hanging over our heads. Enter Maryann and Team Hilvers.We were referred to Maryann through a friend, and immediately she set up a meeting with us to go over our situation, timeline and the options that faced us for a potential short sale. In no time she had a buyer lined up and all the paperwork in line to submit to our lender for a short sale. She and her knowledgeable, professional team were incredibly helpful in showing exactly what they needed from us to make the whole process as smooth and painless as possible. In less than 60 days start to finish, our lender approved the short sale and we transferred the condo to the new buyer. It felt like a massive weight was lifted off our shoulders, and we were able to complete our move without the added burden of what to do with our now unwanted condo. And it didn’t cost us a thing- all thanks to Maryann and her team. To anyone who is facing a similar situation and needs someone to turn to- you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by going to Maryann. We are forever grateful that we did."
- David and Michelle H.
"Yeah, We are all excited for what the future will bring in our first home together. Thank you both so much for all your hard work and dedication that both of you have put into finding our family first home. This has been a challenging but memorable journey of success and we are so happy to have shared this journey with you two. We look forward to building on our current relationship with the both of you, so to start, my family and I would like to extend a welcome to you both into our first home as our guests anytime. Hugs, kisses, and a First Home filled with Love!
The Cheung Family **God, Love, and Hugs**"
- Cheung Family
"Sold Home in Black Mountain Ranch.
Maryann did an outstanding job selling our Condo! She made the whole process very easy. She tool care of every aspect of the process. It was by far the easiest home sale I've been a part of. She got us the highest price for the condo in our neighborhood. I would definitely recommend to anyone."
- Erik Holindrake
"Sold a Family Home in Egger Highlands, San Diego.
Maryann is so amazing. She really goes above and beyond and we are so grateful we had her sell our home. She communicated with us every step of the way and worked hard to get our home in escrow."
- Andy Wagner
"Bought a Condo Home in 2017 - Rancho Carrillo - Carlsbad, CA.
She always went above and beyond on every step of our home buying process. She always had a great attitude and no distance was too far and always made enough time for us. We searched in about a 60 mile radius and finally found a really great house."
- Joel Janc
"Sold a Family Home in Escondido and bought a New Property.
I've been a client of Maryann's for 18 years now and wouldn't think of leaving
This was my 6th property that I've purchased and I must say each time I find out just how bad (other agents) can be. Maryann makes sure she does whatever it takes to get the deal done!"
- Josh Taylor
"Last year, we needed to sell our home in Alpine, California, as we were moving to Portland, Oregon. This is of course, entailed hiring a real estate agent.
It was our most fortunate experience to have hired Maryann Augustine of Frontline Realty Group! Not only was she very efficient, knowledgeable and dependable in all ways, but she was very, very pleasant and friendly, too! I would most certainly recommend her to anyone needing real estate services!
- Joyce and Family