“We sold our old home and bought a new home in Point Loma with Sunday in March 2020. Both transactions were stress-free and flawlessly executed thanks to Sunday's expertise, professionalism, and diligence. Sunday offered sage advice (when asked) and always pointed us in the right direction.
Sunday is honest and puts her clients needs first. Both our contracts were written with…things that we did not know we needed but that Sunday had thought of and added to protect us. She always had our backs through both closings.
We received a full price offer the first weekend our home was put on the market thanks to Sunday. Every element from staging to photos to pricing was carefully considered and our home was ready to go when it was listed. This took away so much stress and pressure for us.
When buying our new home, she always kept us abreast of the new listings that came on the market in our area. Sunday is extremely patient and we had lots of fun searching until we finally found the perfect home for our family.
Sunday is very responsive and she had answers to questions before we asked them. Our needs were always her priority. We used all of her recommendations even down to the loan officer at the mortgage company and we were able to secure a loan with terms that far exceeded our expectations.
We will definitely use Sunday again without question or hesitation for any real estate need we have. And we recommend Sunday to anyone buying or selling a home in San Diego.
Jennifer Fleming”Read More ▾
“My name is Laura Owen. I'm a real person who bought a home using Sunday as my realtor in October 2009.
For me, there are very few life events as emotional and fear inducing as buying a home. Though I had bought and sold three homes before meeting Sunday, my family and I were new to San Diego and didn't know…the market at all. All I knew from my (extensive) independent research was that Prop 13 adds a lot to the total monthly cost of a home; there are very few historic homes in Southern California; and the market is littered with short sales.
The Prop 13 thing was a big surprise. For my family, adding 1% tax to our spending limit added about $1000 to our monthly bill. That's big sticker shock to someone used to paying about $200/month in property taxes back East.
The lack of historic homes was heart breaking. We'd moved from Washington, DC, where we were used to 100+ year old homes and really loved the charm and quirkiness of older homes. In our price range, there was little available. Before meeting Sunday, I was sure we'd be stuck in some cookie-cutter McMansion with no character and no discernible difference between it and the homes on the same street.
Then there were the short sales. Lots and lots of short sales. We had plenty of not-so-ethical realtors promise us that they had the inside track on "expediting" short sales. After about 6 months of serious looking, we realized that an expedited short sale is an oxymoron, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
hen we met Sunday through a referral from USAA.
I was not a big fan of realtors before meeting Sunday. Based on my previous experiences, the sole function of a realtor was to lie to you and charge 5-6% for the pleasure. The first time I spoke with her on the phone, I remember saying "When all this is over, we're going to be friends." She just had that no-nonsense, plain speaking, do-anything-for-you vibe that most people look for in their friends. When we hung up the phone (after an initial one hour conversation where I told her everything I hate about her profession and those in it), I immediately called my husband and said, "I think I found the one good realtor in the whole world."
Cut to the finish, after working with Sunday for about 2 months, we ended up closing escrow on a 1925 historic California bungalow, in our price range, with Mills Act tax benefits. Everything we were looking for in a market with precious little inventory.
Throughout the process, Sunday was exceedingly honest. Not even a white lie. Not even a lie on my behalf to the sellers (which my previous realtors were always so proud to tell me they'd done). At the same time, Sunday shielded me from a lot of unnecessary worry and drama that always goes along with the exchange of home ownership. She later told me that she sees her job as getting me to closing. That means protecting me from the insanity and game playing that a lot of other realtors engage in to hype the anxiety and achieve their ends. There is ZERO game playing with Sunday. And she doesn't tolerate game playing from the other side. Think of her as your Home Ownership Big Sister on the School Yard. There to protect you.
Sunday is one of the smartest, savviest, no BS people I know anywhere. She could have done anything with her life and thrived, but fortunately for home buyers in San Diego, she chose realty. If you're smart and lucky enough to choose her as your agent, you can be assured that she will work her tail off on your behalf, take your dozens of anxious calls throughout the process and tell you the straight dope always. You will never meet a more ethical person in any profession, period. Sunday knows San Diego. This is her hometown and the long list of resources, allies and professionals she calls friends will only benefit you when you need a plumber, electrician, roofer, carpenter, etc for the new home you buy with her.
If I seem evangelical about Sunday, it's because she's really that good. I'm not someone with the time or inclination to suffer fools and phonies. On the rare occasions when I meet someone as exceptional as Sunday, I'm not shy about sharing my praise. Believe me, there are many, many others who do not receive such glowing reviews.”Read More ▾
Laura T Owen
“It was a pleasure working with Sunday Gover on the purchase of our new home. Sunday is professional, well educated about the San Diego housing market, and gave us great advice when we were up against multiple offers. She seamlessly navigated every step of the escrow process and made sure we were on track to close in 26 days. Sunday…is so easy to work with, she has great availability to see houses, and isn’t afraid to reach out to other agents to get things done. We also used all of her references and were super happy with them.
We highly recommend Sunday Gover for any real estate needs!”Read More ▾
Angie and Brandi
“Finding the perfect home is not an easy task. There's a lot to consider, and so many options to sift through in order to narrow the selection process. Sunday was simply wonderful to deal with, as she guided us through the maze of buying our first home. She patiently explained everything from the financing process, to the piles of paperwork…that required our signatures, and everything in between. We never felt rushed or pressured to make a decision. She was great at allowing us to work at our own pace in finding our home. Once we knew which property suited us, Sunday was a huge help as we navigated our way through negotiating a deal. Her expertise can not be surpassed, and we wouldn't work with anyone else in the future, except Sunday. She really made what could have been a very stressful process, an enjoyable experience.”Read More ▾
“We worked with Sunday years ago with the sale of my mother-in-laws home and recently to sell my mom's home to close out her Estate. As a Realtor in Texas I have pretty high standards when it comes to listing a home. Sunday met and exceeded these standards once again. Completing a transaction while out of state is difficult but…through great communication and attention to my mom's home in my absence, I was always kept informed and she took great care in an emotional situation. Our family trusted her input and judgement when it came to pricing and marketing the home - doing what she asked to prepare for listing. The result was above what we hoped for - over 11 offers and a final sales price our family was very happy with. You will not be disappointed if you give Sunday a call.”Read More ▾
“We bought our first home in Poway in 2013 thanks to Sunday. We were totally naive to the process and Sunday walked us through everything. She was genuine, honest, and transparent about everything we needed to know. We worked with Sunday again in 2016 when we sold our first home and bought a new one in Rancho Penasquitos. Again, Sunday…was with us every step of the way. She always makes herself available and provides the best insight and advice to help us make an informed decision. Buying and selling can be one of the most stressful and emotional things ever, but Sunday made us feel comfortable and supported the entire way. She is knowledgeable and realistic and never leads us astray. I highly recommend her!!”Read More ▾
“We met Sunday after she sent us a letter saying that she had a client who was possibly interested in buying our home. We hadn't even been intending to sell our home but decided to meet with Sunday and client anyhow. Bottom line - the client made us an offer within 12 hours of seeing the home for more than…we had ever imagined. The whole deal came about because Sunday took the initiative and made it happen. Following the sale, we bought another home in the area through Sunday and she and her partner Kim were just amazing in getting the deal done on time despite dealing with a difficult seller. I've done a lot of real estate investing over the years and have dealt with dozens of real estate agents and I can honestly say that Sunday is the best! She's hardworking, smart, tough when she needs to be and always represents her clients well. When we do our next real estate transaction there's no question that it will be through Sunday Gover.
Jules Rudick”Read More ▾
“If you're here reading about Sunday and her real estate prowess, consider yourself very lucky to know of her. I have utilized Sunday's expertise and professional acumen for 3 (THREE) housing transactions ( 2 buying and 1 selling). She is an absolute force to be reckoned with in the real estate arena; leveraging her massive skillset on whichever side of…the deal you may find yourself on. Honestly, Sunday is so much more than just a great real estate agent. You ever meet someone where you take away something of value after ever interaction? That's Sunday for me. Simply stated, one of the sharpest and wisest professionals of any field I have ever had the great fortune of working with. Sunday has earned my highest recommendation and I can think of no one else I'd want to shepherd me through the many hazards of buying/selling real estate in the competitive San Diego market.”Read More ▾
“I’ve worked with Sunday on the purchase of one home and sale of two, and I wholeheartedly recommend her due to her straightforward, honest approach, exceptional knowledge and understanding of the process as well as the market, and tireless work ethic. She is a pleasure to work with – fun, honest, understanding. I can’t imagine having to work for several…months with a realtor I didn’t like, or worse, didn’t trust.
Sunday is client-focused. She actually listens to her clients and understands their needs, goals, and personalities, then tailors her approach to make the process smooth and successful for the client. When I was buying a house, I wanted to be involved with every detail, and Sunday worked very closely with me. Later, when I was selling a rental property, I didn’t have time for the details, and trusted Sunday to handle them for me.
Laura Owen’s review of Sunday is spot-on. “Sunday is one of the smartest, savviest, no BS people I know anywhere.” “There is ZERO game playing with Sunday. And she doesn't tolerate game playing from the other side.”
I’ve been very impressed and pleased to work with Sunday three times in the past
five years and would recommend her to anyone. When it’s time for me to buy my next house, I will definitely choose Sunday again.”Read More ▾
“The last time I bought a home was in early 2002. A lifetime away from the great recession and the resulting over-regulation of banks, and the impact of everyone's fear of litigation.
Flash Forward to 2014, my wife and I entered the brave new world of real estate, and In just a mater of months, we sold a home and bought…two; and in the process we worked with dozens of agents.
In 2002, the world was simple, the market was a sellers market, and the banks were giving money away. Today is a complex market with ebb's and flows of demand, over regulation, inane legal and lending disclosures and inspection reports. After all, today when you get a loan you have to review and sign around 30 documents just to get the loan in process. This doesn't even take into account the documentation of income, taxes, expenses, and if you had your molars removed as a teenager!
net net... you need an agent more than ever; and you need a good one!
more importantly... the skills required to be a good agent are demanding, and there are a only a handful that are really good, and tons of agents who are not. Being a good agent not only requires good technical knowledge... but savvy enough to overcome all the speed bumps that over regulation and excessive legal documentation require. Inspection reports and disclosure documents are a sellers and buyers nightmare and can undermine any deal. Sunday is fair and even handed and takes the emotion out of the transaction.
We were new to San Diego, and as empty nesters, we had eclectic tastes and were looking for a home that was ... shall we say unique? Sunday has an opinion, and the experience to back it up... she is not afraid to speak her mind; and you should let her. In the long run she is right.
do your self a favor... call her.... hire her.. and good luck!”Read More ▾
“Sunday you’re awesome!
Sunday took much care in the sale of our house. She has a presence of grace and ease and completed our sale in a few short months. I enjoyed my time working with Sunday. Sunday is kind and professional and very smart about how to sell a house. We were selling our house due to a divorce and…I considered the idea that we may have some difficulty since our realtor would need to deal with both of us separately. Sunday was very professional and dealt confidentially with both myself and my former wife, treating us each with respect, support and kindness. Her eye for detail in both preparing our property for sale and staging it for prospective buyers was amazing. She took care to have everything in place and her effort paid off, big time! We received a top dollar offer and moved into escrow quickly. Sunday guided us every step of the way including helping us understand the value of our house, telling us when was best time to get on the market for our best opportunity, and supported us with every detail that came up during escrow.
Sunday's support was amazing.
THANK YOU SUNDAY, for all that you’ve done for us! I eagerly recommend you to all of my friends and family!”Read More ▾
“My name is Andrew and I used Sunday as my realtor in December 2007 to purchase my first home and to sell that same home in August 2013. She is knowledgeable, professional, caring, and experienced with the central San Diego area. As a first time home buyer and seller, she expertly guided me throughout the process to make smart and…educated decisions about buying and selling a home. She was extremely helpful with negotiating financing especially since I used a VA loan to purchase it. There are always a few road bumps when purchasing a home and she coolly ensured whatever they were that they never derailed the process and kept a positive attitude that radiated throughout the entire experience.”Read More ▾