Christine Kankowski helped us search for a house when home inventory was very low– this made it very difficult to find what we were looking for. Christine understood perfectly what we were looking for–sometimes we would ask to see a home that came on the market, but could actually tell before we saw it if it was a home we would like– she really took the time to listen to us–her expertise kept us from giving up! I asked questions about everything (taxes, HOA, models, floor plans, size) and she always came prepared with an answer.
– Andrea H.
Christine was excellent. She listed our house and we began receiving offers within the first 24 hours. With her advice and listing experience we were able to get more than we expected for the home. If I still lived in California, I wouldn’t choose anyone else to help me with real estate.
– Brian K.
Christine took the mystery away from buying our first home, and she still answers any questions I may have even though it has been a while since the sale has been complete. I used her as an agent based on recommendations from other family members that purchased homes with her and I do not regret it. She has a good working knowledge in her expertise. I plan on using her in the future.
– Sophia B.
Christine and Paul of House Match assisted us in buying a house in Temecula in 2012. Christine showed us the properties and was a great help in narrowing down our choices, had exceptional knowledge of the various neighborhoods in and around Temecula and was excellent at showing houses that fit our criteria. She also has a great eye for what can be done to fix up a house without breaking the bank and which houses were not worth our time due to repairs that would have been quite costly. I appreciated this because she did not drag us around to show us houses out of our price range or that were really not good candidates simply to get a bigger commission. She was helpful with the negotiations with the seller and get the deal closed without delay. She responded promptly to any emails or calls. We purchased a second house with Christine in 2013 and have never regretted the decision.
When Christine and Paul started House Match, we decide to turn over our rental properties in the Temecula/Murrieta area to House Match. It was an excellent decision. Their management fees are fair yet their service is well and above what we expected. They are quick to assess what needs to be done for the property and they have quick access to any number of repair persons whether the issue is landscaping or electrical. I have felt that all of their repair persons are top notch and reasonable. Christine and Paul are extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding how to handle rental units and tenants. They return phone calls/texts/emails almost immediately, even on weekends. I highly recommend that you give House Match a try.
– Kathleen B.
Christine was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the short sale of our house. Her expertise and thorough knowledge of the process made our sale almost effortless. She constantly dealt with the bank, tenants, and buyers, professionally and skillfully juggling requests for paperwork and information. In spite of the difficult, drawn out short sale process Christine was always available to us, answered all questions, and generally made everything as convenient as was possible.
– Michael T.
Christine was extremely helpful and patient when we wanted to find an investment property. She not only found the property, she helped us rent it out as well in no time at all. She is very quick to respond with great advice and always willing to go the extra mile. It is great to know people these days full of integrity. Highly recommended!
– Maria M.
Christine is fantastic! In the last 3 years, she has helped us purchase 2 investment properties (and rent them), sell a primary residence, and purchase a new primary residence. During this time, she has gone above and beyond what a typical realtor would do. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, has great contacts, and is very accessible. She worked within our budget and didn’t show us houses that we couldn’t afford. Earlier this year when our family situation dictated moving to a home that had an in-law suite, Christine found the perfect house for us by word of mouth as it was never even on the market! She helped us negotiate a great price and everything went smoothly.
We had always wanted to invest in real estate but had lots of questions and no ideas where to start. Christine explained the process to us and helped us take the plunge. With her guidance we have purchased 2 investment properties in good areas that have appreciated significantly and have positive cash flows each month. I don’t know if we would have done this without her. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
– Kristine S.
If I had to define Christine by one word it would be AWESOME! In 2011 she helped my wife and me buy an investment property that’s exploded in value over the last year and a half. This profit has allowed us to buy our dream home that she tracked down and negotiated in this really competitive spring 2013 market. I have friends, working with other agents, that have been looking for a home for months but keep getting out bid, losing homes because of financing, or whatever else. Christine got us the first house we fell in love with.
She has a ton of knowledge and great contacts so it makes the whole home buying process really easy. We had worked with other agents in the past and I always encountered issues. Maybe it’s just me, but I wanted somebody that I could get a hold of any time and that would take me to see houses as soon as possible. In this market you can’t afford to “wait until the weekend’ all the time to. The biggest things I appreciate about Christine are that she’s always available and always has great insight. Tell her Justin referred you and you may even get a free bottle of wine ?
– Kristen C.
Christine did an excellent job for us! As first time buyers we did speak to a few realtors and we did not feel anyone would have the patience to work with us or guide us through this like Christine did and we were right! I received daily updates on listings that best fit our criteria, Christine was helpful working with our busy schedule and helping us decide on what was best for us when it came down to placing bids! We are very grateful for everything she did for us and highly recommend her.
– Manny M.
Christine is one of the few real estate agents who listens to what the buyer wants, then shows properties that meet the description to a tee! She was a pleasure to work with, always patient, and found us not one, but three, perfect houses which we purchased. She is definitely our choice should we buy another or sell one of the houses we own.
– Ken D.
Christine assisted us in buying a house in Temecula in 2012. She was a great help in narrowing down our choices, had exceptional knowledge of the various neighborhoods in and around Temecula and was good at showing houses that fit our criteria. She also has a great eye for what can be done to fix up a house without breaking the bank and which houses were not worth our time due to repairs that would have been quite costly. I appreciated this because she did not drag us around to show us houses out of our price range or that were really not good candidates simply to get a bigger commission. She was helpful with the negotiations with the seller and get the deal closed without delay. She responded promptly to any emails or calls. We are considering buying another home in the area and have no reservations about using her again.
– Kathleen B.