Reviews of Metropolitan Realty
Read some of the amazing things people are saying about Lara May regarding buying and selling their San Diego home!
07/22/2019 - Jenn E
Bought a Condo in San Diego, CA
Lara was fabulous! She was very thorough and timely every step of the way. She was very patient with me as this was my first time purchasing a home… she was always available to me to answer all of my questions. I felt that Lara was fully dedicated to help me find something that I truly loved. I never felt pressured from her into buying. The entire process was smooth and extremely timely. I’m so happy with my new home and I’m so glad I entrusted such a genuine real estate professional!
06/23/2019 - Kelsey & Dan D.
Bought a Single Family Home in Del Cerro, San Diego, CA
Lara is more than just a realtor, she is someone who truly wants you to have your dream home. We were looking for a very specific house: two-story, with a view, in the Mission Valley area, on a private cul-de-sac with no HOA fees – seemed impossible. But Lara found our beautiful home. Then, throughout the entire buying process, she made sure we always knew what was going on every step of the way. Also, Lara is not just a realtor but a broker as well with a professional team working for her. If we ever decide to buy another home she will be our realtor hands down.
06/14/2019 - Jonmichael B
Lara really helped me as I reached out to her about buying a Home or Condo, she really educated me on everything. She was very patient with me during the process and she always made time for me when I had questions and wanted to see a place. Lara is a person that you can trust and she is very knowledgeable. My overall experience with her was Great and I would recommend her to anyone!
11/04/2018 - Katie A
Bought a Single Family Home in San Diego, CA
We just bought our first home in San Diego and it wouldn’t be possible without Lara! I called Lara on a Sunday, and by Tuesday we had put in an offer on our dream house. She is warm, caring, super smart, knowledgeable, and firm in negotiations. She knows San Diego real estate like the back of her hand. Without her negotiations, we wouldn’t have been able to move on this house. We had an incredibly fast closing (17 days!) and Lara made every day so easy. We had 1000 questions for her and she was very patient with us. She worked really closely with our lender. I will refer Lara to everyone I know. She is simply the best. Don’t buy a home without her!!! If you want a seamless home buying experience, call her asap!!!
10/23/18 - A. C
Bought a Single Family Home in San Diego, CA
Lara is fantastic! She’s a lovely human to start off with and she’s also a rock star agent. She seems soft and lovely on the outside, but she can really fight the good fight when necessary. We bought a flip and had some issues with the seller, and Lara backed us up, kept things organized and on track, and made sure the sellers gave us what we deserved. I would work with her again in a heart beat.
She’s communicative, always willing to help and answer questions. She was great about offering up information to help us make decisions before we even thought to ask.
09/14/2018 - Venecia V
Bought a Single Family Home in El Cajon, CA
Lara is AMAZING!..She did an beautiful job helping us find the right home for our family in the right time!
If we ever buy a second house, we will definitely contact her to help us again!!!
I recommend her 110% 😉 ..🙏
08/19/2018 - Kelsey N
Bought a Condo in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Lara Bertrand was such a blessing to my husband and I as first time home buyers. We felt completely cared for and safe throughout the entire process. She was incredibly attentive to what we needed and what we were looking for during the house hunting journey. Lara is extremely knowledgeable about San Diego real estate, she has a wonderful, positive personality and amazing work ethic. I didn’t expect to find a home I would fall so in love with in a neighborhood we adore and Lara made it happen! She was able to negotiate for us when we made our offer and were countered by the sellers and are overjoyed with our new home! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in San Diego.
03/05/2018 - ptongsd
Bought a Single Family Home in Spring Valley, CA
Excellent and pleasant purchase experience with Lara’s help. She is always there to ask phone calls, emails and text messages. Very patient. Responsive even after work hours. Follow through every step including inspection, inspection report, negotiating and working with the seller agent. Highly recommend her if you need a realty agent
01/05/2018 - Kristina
Bought a Single Family Home in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA
Lara just helped us purchase our first home in San Diego. I was intimidated and stressed out by the idea but Lara made it go so smoothly. She moved very fast on things, which is important in a competitive market. The home we ended up buying was already being bid on by others, and she stayed up late and submitted my offer at 11 p.m. that night, hours after showing the home to me. The rest of the process went smoothly and she stepped up with the home seller’s wish to close very quickly on the deal. She is a sweetheart and professional and knows her stuff. I will definitely use her again in the future if I need to and highly recommend her to others
11/01/2017 - Ehlanie P
Bought a Townhome in El Cajon, CA
When I began the journey of looking for a house, Lara was my girl! She is very knowledgeable and caring. We were able to view all of the potentials in a timely manner and she walked me through the process. She has a great heart, and enjoys helping people get what they dream about. I’d recommend Lara any day, hands down! She is courteous, personable, reliable and most of all knowledgeable and trustworthy.
10/16/2017 - C.P.
Bought a Condo in San Diego, CA
Lara was so kind and helpful with finding me the right condo quickly! I was a first-time homebuyer and she guided me through the hectic and crazy Southern California market. She made the process easy and fun. I also worked with her mortgage broker, Matt Sauer, and he got me an awesome first-time homebuyer credit towards my loan.
Lara made me feel like I was her only client and she always responded to questions, texts and emails quickly. Lara would met me personally for anything appointment at the condo and is still available if I have questions after the purchase. She is very professional and I always knew that she wanted me to be happy and get the best deal. I would definitely recommend Metropolitan Realty to any of my friends.
10/11/2017 - Gia Wahle
Bought a Multi Family home in La Jolla, CA
We call her Lara Amazing. She is warm, friendly, knows the area well, and has a lot of experience. My wife and I are extremely detail oriented and thorough; Lara expertly answered our questions, completed extra market research on our behalf, and provided excellent suggestions to solve unique issues that arose during the escrow process. She worked hard and remained proactive during the process. She worked for us. Once we can afford a larger home, we want her to represent us again. Cheers!
08-09-17 Will D - Bought a Single Family Home in Spring Valley, CA
Lara was great at guiding us through the process of our first home purchase. Very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, and all around helpful in our search.
07/03/2017 - Ryan J
Bought a Condo in Downtown San Diego
When my wife and I were in a unusual situation where we had to quickly purchase our condo, Lara was our ‘trusted adviser’, and regularly went the extra mile for us. She has the highest integrity, delivers highly professional service, and was a steady hand in a crazy southern California real-estate market.
Lara knows the process well, and so was able to guide and help us understand what our options were, where to focus, what the pros and cons were, etc. In other words, when you’re swimming in a sea of information and have to make huge financial decisions quickly, Lara helps you focus on what’s most important. She also dealt effectively and professionally with sometimes difficult stakeholders. You’ll be glad when she’s part of your team!
06/05/2017 – Roy Rubio
I am a first time Home owner and it’s all thanks to Lara. One day I was just wondering if I was ready or even able able to purchase a home and she got me in touch with the right people that showed me I was indeed ready and able. She showed me all the properties I wanted to see and never tried pushing me to make an offer on something I didn’t like. She worked around my up and down schedule and my pickiness as we looked. I almost gave up on looking and she was always there when ever I decided to continue looking. She told me I would know when I found “MY” home and she was right. If you are looking for someone to help you fullfill your dream of owning a new, look no further Lara is the realtor for you. Thanks again Lara for helping me find and purchase MY DREAM HOME!!!!!
04/11/2016 – Ray Bertrand
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Encanto, San Diego, CA.
Lara was great to work with and helped tremendously when buying a new home in a state we didn’t live in. Her local knowledge of different areas was extremely beneficial and her quick response time and patience was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her to any home buyer!
01/20/2016 – Robert Cortes
I would use Lara again, my wife and I decided to not to move and Lara was gracious and understanding and we intend to use her when we are ready. I highly recommend her and she made feel like family, big plus for us.
11/03/2015 – Bonny and Douglas Burns
In 2008, we were interested in purchasing a home or condo near the Downtown area of San Diego. We were then very fortunate to have connected with Lara Bertrand of Metropolitan Realty. Lara was simply wonderful to work with from start to finish. She met with us and really listened to our needs for the type of property and price range that we were looking for. She immediately went into action and began communicating with us daily by emailing us listings, calling to discuss them, and showing us several properties. Lara made herself available to us and was always patient, considerate, and enthusiastic. She worked hard for us and within a week or so she found us the perfect Condo in Golden Hill.
When it came to the process of cutting the deal, Lara proved to be a powerful, effective and assertive negotiator. That talent translated into our getting the Condo for an amazing price! And now that property is worth three times what we paid for it. We have Lara to thank for this incredibly lucrative investment! Lara was very sharp and professional and she made the entire paperwork process go so smoothly because she is very efficient and really knowing her stuff. Several years later, we contacted Lara asking her to represent us as our leasing agent for this Condo. We had some remodeling to do and several other things that kept prolonging the process of Lara being able to show and rent the Condo. During all that time, she continued to support us patiently and professionally, always keeping her eye on the target. Lara provided us with lots of valuable information and suggestions. And when or project was finally complete, she kicked into gear, showed the Condo many times, and soon after that, found us the perfect tenant. We are so pleased to offer this referral for Lara Bertrand. She is simply the best ever and we continue to refer our family and friends to her.
9/27/2015 – Liz Cortes
I’ve been learning so much from Lara as she educates us first home buyers on what to do to save for a downpayment but also for great deals in certain areas. We aren’t ready to buy now but it was really awesome for Lara to take the time to meet with us and help us with a plan. Its awesome to meet a realtor that isn’t just about sealing the deal and making that fat commission. She cares more about it being good timing and a right fit than making a sale. A rare but awesome quality that makes me want to refer my friends to her while we keep focused on saving. Thank you Lara
5/26/2016 – Tiana Sterling
Lara is very professional & knowledgeable. She has a lot of resources to help make everything as easy as possible for you. She went out of her way to help us get the home we really wanted. On top of that she, is kind and considerate. We are very happy with her service!
10/28/2015 – Daniel Martinez
Gives you information available for your benefit without asking.