Terry McGowan, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, SRES CalBRE#01126129
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Testimonials from clients

Read below to see what some of my recent clients have to say about our working together!

         "The professional assistance, support, and thorough real-estate knowledge provided by Terry during a 3 month home-buying process was superb. His knowledge of the home-buying area was comprehensive and his manner is kind, thoughtful and no-pressure. He was very responsive, adept at technologies which facilitated prompt document and transaction processing, and was sensitive the to the emotions often present in a home purchase or sale. We would unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend Terry as your real estate professional."


-Joe & Lynn W., Carmel Valley

     "With Terry as my real estate agent, I feel fully confident that I am very good, solid, hands.  I have bought and sold homes with Terry and I always feel like he has my best interest at heart.  I know I can depend on him to take care of all the details, big and small, and I appreciate that he is very down to earth, honest, and astute--qualities which are not always easy to find. He goes above and beyond. It is a pleasure to work with Terry McGowan!"

-Ruth R., Pacific Grove, CA

"We weren’t looking for a realtor when we met Terry at an open house.  His relaxed and easy going style and impressive knowledge of the area and the housing market moved us to call him and ask him to show us a few more places.  This was the beginning of a wonderful adventure that was both fun and productive. Terry never made us feel rushed and we felt a very personal concern from him to ensure that we would be safe and happy in our new neighborhood and home.  He accomplished this important task with a smile, a sense of humor and an ability to quickly and accurately answer our seemingly endless questions.  We have recommended him to anyone we hear of looking to buy or sell a house and will continue to do so."
-Lorili & Teresa, Pine Canyon area, Salinas

     "I was fortunate to work with Terry on the sale of my Grandparents' home following their passing, and have to say he is the epitome of top notch customer service.  Buying and/or selling a home is a stressful process in and of itself, and can be very intimidating to a first timer, such as myself.  Add in the grieving process, and the fact that I don't live in the area, and you have a recipe for disaster.  Certainly an ulcer.  Yet, Terry made it as smooth, timely, and as stress free as possible.  Terry is, if nothing else, the consummate professional, and went above and beyond in every respect.  As I live outside of the area, all of our communication was conducted over the phone or via e-mail.  Terry was proactive in keeping me informed with daily and detailed e-mail updates, and was always available to speak with me via phone to answer any questions or review documents.  He actually took the time to walk me through the paperwork and legal jargon, page by page at one point, ensuring I understood and was comfortable with every detail and decision along the way.  Even with all of the documents to review and sign, and redraft and resign, I was impressed with how quick, easy and convenient he made it to complete electronically.  And, while I have never met Terry face to face, because of his honesty, sincerity and attention to detail, I knew wholeheartedly that I could trust him implicitly to keep track and manage every twist and turn, every road block, every dirty detail, down to the batteries in the garage door opener.  And, he did just that, with poise, professionalism, and due diligence.  Terry was thorough and committed to the cause as if it was his own home.  I never once felt out of the loop or treated as just another commission.  I felt Terry was always my advocate, looking out for me and my best interests, as well as my sanity.  And, his partnership didn't end after the sale of the home.  He has continued to be a trusted source for advice and guidance, and I would absolutely work with him again.  I was beyond satisfied with the process and the outcome, and I recommend him to any and everyone looking to buy or sell their home."

-Molly E., Carmel, CA

     "I met Terry McGowan in the spring of 2011. I had met and discussed the selling of my parents house with several other realtors. I was not happy with any of them for they all seemed to have their own agenda. Terry listened and presented a very thorough market analysis. He was calm and well organized. He worked very hard to sell a very quirky property. He stuck with it, and it was sold. I had such faith in him that Terry also listed and sold the 2nd property my parents had owned. It all was even harder on Terry, since as the trustee I didn't live in the area. He was in constant communication with me by phone or E-mail. If I had a third property Terry would be listing that as well. If you want an honest realtor, who listens and works very hard for his sellers, then Terry is your man. I could not have been happier with how he helped me and handled any problem that came up. He also had great contacts to help me with some loose ends, so I would not have to make trips to Carmel that were unnecessary."

-Nancy P., Carmel Meadows, Carmel, CA

     "With very little inventory in our price range, Terry not only found us the family friendly home we were shopping for, but he was able to get us in to see it before it was listed on the market.  He knew our style and needs and made what could have been a stressful experience fun and easy (no small feat considering we have two small children).  Throughout the escrow process, Terry was always available and made the process easier by meeting with all home inspectors and realtors.  He was consistent and well informed from beginning to the end.  This was the best home buying experience our family has ever had and I trust Terry to meet the needs of any future clients."

-Heather & Chris F., Carmel Valley, CA

    "I would strongly recommend Terry McGowan. I have been involved in several real estate transactions with him, both as a seller and as a buyer. I've been very happy with Terry's professionalism and thoroughness. He's experienced, knowledgeable, and knows very well how to calmly handle every situation."

-Steve H., Carmel Valley, CA

     "I have been fortunate to have had Terry handle multiple properties for me both through the buying and selling process. He is a genuine, honest, true gentleman who has been a valuable resource for me. Terry thinks of all avenues, details, pitfalls, and bonuses, leaving no rock unturned. Terry's integrity enables him to advocate for the best result for his clients while maintaining high moral principles. He has my business and recommendation for life!"
-Kelly S., Carmel & Carmel Valley, CA

     "Our recent short sale home purchase necessitated high communication levels, research, deadlines, and quick decision making. Terry amazed us with his attention to detail, ongoing communication, and guidance through an emotional yet successful short sale purchase. I was unfamiliar with many steps in the process but Terry's knowledge, resources, and reliable contacts (inspectors, fellow agents, bankers, etc)  helped us ultimately have success with our purchase. We used every one of Terry's recommended contacts and we couldn't be happier. I have dealt with many professionals in many industries and Terry is at the top of the list when it comes to being honest, ethical, reliable, responsible, timely, and trustworthy. I highly recommend Terry to help with your real estate needs. We are extremely satisfied with our experience working with him!"

-Annie & Gary B., Pine Canyon area of Salinas, CA