The Ploetz Team

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Oceanside, CA
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 36,744
Homes Rented: 25,823
Median Home Price: $417,750
Area Schools: 46
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.8

Our Agents

Meet the The Ploetz Team

Customer Testimonial

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Very knowledgeable and respectful Agent. Guided my wife and I threw the entire process and was there to answer questions Day and night - Chris Rogers Oceanside C September 2017

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My first home purchase was 1970 in suburban Boston. Since then I've purchased multiple homes in suburban Washington DC, multiple homes in Los Angeles, and a residence in New York City.This went faster, smoother and easier than any previous experience across all of that time and geography. When I say "easier," that's because Steve took any problems off of our plate. He knew what we wanted, knew our price and got us EXACTLY what we wanted, and at a great price! - Stephen Gendel, Oceansid September 2017

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Steve is a knowledgeable agent who is great with people. He was able to handle all issues with professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone. - David N., Vista, Ca August 2017

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I didn't have a clue what I was getting into and Steve was able to ask a million specific questions as to what we were looking for in a home. Steve showed us a lot of homes, I would say we went to at least 20 open houses. It is a difficult time in the market for buyers and Steve was able to get us an amazing house at a great price. He continues to be helpful after closing with any questions I still have. Steve also recommended RPM mortgage brokers and they too helped us along the way and continue to reach out with any questions I may have. I would easily recommend Steve to anyone. - Brian Oceanside Ca May 2017

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Steve is a great realtor, he makes every effort to listen and give great advise. - C. Kwiatkowski, Gold Can March 2017

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We have worked with Steve twice (once to purchase and once to sell a home). Steve is very professional and knowledgeable. He also listens to your wishes carefully and communicates in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. In fact, we will be working with him on a third transaction soon. - Baran Bulkat March 2017

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The best realtor I have ever worked with in the real estate business. Always available and looking out for my best interest. - Mark L., Vista, Ca August 2016

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Steve Ploetz sold our home fast and painless. We were able to get more than our original sale price. He was very knowledgeable in negotiating the terms of the offers to meet our goals. - Susan Butler, Oceanside July 2016

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Steve has my highest recommendation. - Joe Fegan July 2016

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Steve, is a really great guy. Very thorough, patient and trustworthy. - Marian Naaf Redwood City June 2016

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I recently worked with Steve to sell my condo and purchase another one. Both sales were complicated due to my personal time constraints and needs. However, both transactions were completed and they could have not gone better with anyone else! Steve went above and beyond several times through this process to make sure I felt comfortable and was taken care of. I felt as if I had a true friend on my side through the whole process. He was very knowledgeable and used logical strategies while remaining honest and clear with me all along. I was out of the country for two weeks while I had two transactions in escrow and Steve was available at any hour to talk. He helped me find a home I love and made sure I sold my old place for a good price. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him! - Jessica, Oceanside June 2016

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Steve is *AMAZING*!!!!

I selected Steve Ploetz as my realtor after reading the glowing reviews for him on Yelp. I couldn't be happier!

Steve is a great listener, attentive, friendly, calm, and genuinely cares about his clients! He also has great connections.

My family found a property through Zillow and an open house before we'd selected a realtor. When I wanted to make an offer, I contacted Steve to find out how to make it possible. He hooked me up with lender Dave Pennington of RPM Mortgage, who preapproved us in one day so we could make an offer the following day. Our loan was funded just 21 days later, allowing us to close quickly.

Steve was wonderful in the negotiating process with the seller, giving me insights on what the seller and his realtor might be thinking, making his recommendations and always deferring pleasantly to my preferences. He came up with original ideas in the final negotiation with the seller after the home inspection. He was downright amazing!

The seller ended up being a nightmare, failing to turn over garage door opener, mail, and HOA keys on closing (transferring only the front door key). Steve continued to spend great lengths of time on me after we closed. He resolved things at his own expense so I wouldn't have to wait as he continued pursuing with the seller, investing time after the sale had concluded to do everything he could to make me happy.

Choose Steve. He'll take good care of you and make you happy. He's an earnest, caring, innovative, professional, astounding realtor! - Cindy, Oceanside May 2016

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Steve Ploetz is the best realtor I have ever dealt with period. His knowledge of his craft & his easy to do business with attitude made it our pleasure to buy our dream condo. When you have to have the very best, reach out to Steve Ploetz. - Damien & Daniela Hughes April 2016

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Steve Ploetz was recommended to us by our lender David Pennington at RPM Loans in Cardiff.

And that was the best recommendation we got.

We offered on a total of three homes, and were rejected on two, yet he helped us stay confident that we would find a home.

And we did find the perfect home in the La Costa/Carlsbad area, which was in our price range as well.

I am confident in saying that we would not have found our perfect home if not for Steve Ploetz's help in the process. I would recommend him to any of my friends who are buying a home, and that is the highest honor I can give to anyone. - Rick Willis, Carlsbad March 2016

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Steve is professional, knowledgable, available, and patient. I am so thankful to have had his expertise and advice throughout our home buying experience. He negotiated on our behalf and if it weren't for his commitment to us, we probably would not have got the home in the end. He helped us navigate a difficult set of circumstances with the appraisal of the home and we are thankful for it. You will be very happy to have him represent you! - Jeff Murico, San Diego March 2016

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STEVE WAS MORE THAN A REAL ESTATE BROKER, HE HELPED US MANAGE THE RENTAL PROPERTY, THEREFORE EARNING OUR TRUST. WHEN IT WAS TIME TO SELL WE DIDN'T DOUBT A BIT THAT WE ARE GOING TO LIST WITH STEVE. HE DID A GREAT JOB NEGOTIATING AND MAKING THE SALE SEEM PAINLESS. - Andrei and Irina Litvia March 2016

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Steve is definitely on top of things! He always communicates and does it with a quickness! He goes the extra mile even if the property doesn't have a high selling value, he still treats you like you are purchasing or selling a million dollar home! - Jackie - Agoura Hills, C March 2016

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I have used Steve on several transaction, and have recommended him to family and friends. I will continue to use him in the future. - Jim Byler, San Diego March 2016

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I just have my house be sold by Steve smoothly. No matter how good you think your house is, you must select the good listing agent in the beginning, otherwise, the good property will become hard-selling one when any sale mistake is made to it. Steve is the type of the high end agent. No matter from his top-notch staging to the every detail of email of his prompt responses, he shows his high professional, very experienced, smart and efficient skills. He is the great agent that everyone is looking for; I highly recommend him to anyone who needs to sell or buy properties. - Wilson, San Diego, Ca 92 February 2016

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Steve Ploetz is an outstanding realtor who knows the San Diego market extremely well. Steve took the time to help me find a home which suited my needs. This entailed veiwing over fifteen properties. He was also an excellent negotiator. I highly recommend Steve to anyone considerig buying or selling a home. Steve will be my go-to realtor for any future real estate transactios. Five out of five stars! - Bill, San Diego February 2016

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC complete a transaction, the client may be asked to provide feedback to help the CENTURY 21® System and sales professionals continuously improve. The affiliated agent's Overall Rating is an average of all ratings the agent has received. The specific survey responses shown were selected by the agent and were authorized by the client for display purposes. Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.

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Carlsbad Regional Office

2011 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad CA 92011

Oceanside, CA

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Closest Airport
McClellan-Palomar
Closest College
COLEMAN UNIVERSITY
Closest Major Sports Team
LAKE ELSINORE STORM (A)
Closest Junior College
MIRA COSTA COLLEGE-OCEANSIDE CAMPUS

Demographic Data | Oceanside, CA

Median Age: 36.59
Married: 40%
Households: 62,567

Overview

Population by Sex
87,205 Male
89,497 Female

Occupancy Types
4,724 Vacant
36,744 Owned
25,823 Rented

Employment

White/Blue Collar Jobs
27% White Collar
73% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
90% Drive
4% Public Transportation
3% Walk/Bike/Other
3% Work from Home