Here's What Clients Are Saying About Our Real Estate Services in San Diego & Phoenix

  Brad makes the typically stressful event of buying and selling homes a smooth and actually enjoyable process! He is excellent at listening to your needs/ desires, communicating with all parties... read more

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  I have worked with Brad on several transactions, and find him to be super professional.  It is so refreshing to work with a communicative Realtor that sets accurate expectations, is... read more

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  I can't recommend Brad enough. As a first time homebuyer I wasn't sure what my expectations should be and I was really nervous about it, but I never felt pressured.... read more

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  Brad was recommended to us(my wife and I) through our Mortgage Broker.  We had looked at a few places with a few other realtors and really landed on him because... read more

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  Brad Michels is one of the best. It was such a pleasure to meet and work with such an amazing person. Not only did Brad become my realtor, but he... read more

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  Brad was awesome.  This was my first time buying a condo and he made the whole process very easy!  He took me to as many places as I wanted, told... read more

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  I can't speak highly enough for THE MICHELS GROUP.  Brad is amazing, which is hard to say about a lot of realtors. He met with me 5 yrs ago when... read more

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  I am writing this brief note to offer my enthusiastic recommendation for Brad Michels of the Michels Group Realty.  Brad assisted my family in the purchase of our new home... read more

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  Last year, at the age of 24 I decided I was going to buy a house. Problem was, no one in my family had ever bought or owned a home.... read more

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  We recently sold a rental condo with Brad. This was an easy, stress free process thanks to the expertise and skill of Brad. Brad was able to sell our condo... read more

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Chaela Huff
Chaela Huff
15:24 19 Aug 22
Brad makes the typically stressful event of buying and selling homes a smooth and actually enjoyable process! He is excellent at listening to your needs/... desires, communicating with all parties and is truly always available for his clients. We found Brad's honest and optimistic way refreshing and just what we needed to feel comfortable during a sometimes unnerving process. Brad goes above and beyond on all fronts and provides dedicated, personalized service to his clients- we'd HIGHLY recommend him!read more
Brad Morton
Brad Morton
21:04 14 Jul 22
"It." Hard to describe, but you know it when you meet someone that has "it." Brad has "it." He's more interested in building a relationship than he is... getting you into a house. He will get to know you, your real estate needs, and tailor his approach to you.Brad helped us buy a home in San Diego, and has helped us sell a home in San Diego. Easily the best realtor I've ever worked with. Prompt, knowledgeable, and brings a wealth of resources with him. Contractors, vendors, services, etc. He is VERY good at his job. His expertise at navigating the market, interpersonal skills, and ability to "read the tea leaves" has been such a blessing. I'm convinced we were able to sell our house at the right time to the right buyer due to his skills. Truly a one stop shop. Pick Brad--you won't be more
jeremiah Rivera
jeremiah Rivera
21:12 23 Jun 22
Brad has been an amazing help for me and my wife in navigating the San Diego real estate market. I love how he knows the hidden gems of the city, and can point... you towards a neighborhood that fits you. He is such not a high pressure guy, but really cares about helping you find the right home or just answering my questions. Highly recommend!read more
Brendan Bracken
Brendan Bracken
16:29 22 Jun 22
I have worked with Brad on several transactions, and find him to be super professional. It is so refreshing to work with a communicative Realtor that sets... accurate expectations, is friendly, experienced, and creative. I have also recommended Brad to several of my clients that need Real Estate Services, and he has always served them well. Thanks Brad!read more
Daniel Travers
Daniel Travers
19:55 25 May 22
Brad is my go to resource for whenever I have any questions about San Diego real estate. He's a super knowledgeable real estate agent and has years of... experience in the industry as a realtor. He's also very involved with charities which is an extra bonus in my book!read more
La Fawn Carter
La Fawn Carter
21:45 22 Apr 21
Brad Michels!! The best!!
Paul Scalone
Paul Scalone
03:41 16 Apr 21
Brad is amazing!
01:30 27 Oct 20
Brad Michels at the Michels Reality Group is one of the most remarkable, personable, knowledgeable, experienced, efficient, patient, and thorough real estate... agent/broker in San Diego. We highly recommend Brad, his team and his network to anyone in San Diego County; regardless of location, budget or desires, Brad is the one of best San Diego has to offer and will exceed expectations. Not only are you hiring a great agent/broker, you are making a life-long friend. In brevity, Brad has the following to offer:1. Personality and relationship. Brad will build a strong relationship with you to understand you and your needs and not just process a sale. He can relate to multiple different personality types and believes in fortifying a strong, lasting relationship. He is phenomenal at recognizing, appreciating, and responding to your needs, concerns, hesitations and aspirations. Moreover, Brad has a very outgoing positive attitude that make home buying process more pleasant.2. Knowledge and experience. Brad has enjoyably worked as an agent/broker in San Diego for more than a decade. He know the neighborhoods, schools, entertainment and just about everything else. He is highly skilled in the buying and negotiation process. The closing process is efficient, expedited and aided; he walks you through and all that is needed, with your best interests in mind.3. Communication and Accessibility. Despite being a family man, he always had time to work with our hectic schedules, answer questions and walk us through the various processes. Brad is clear and concise and importantly, patient. He also served a pseudo-psychologist, to calm and alleviate stress, work through issues, and take a Rogerian approach to issues and conflicts.4. Professional network. Brad has built a vast and extensive network of professionals in his more than a decade of experience. This network includes mortgage brokers, inspectors, locksmiths, estate planning attorneys, plumbers, roofers, etc. After having engaged many of these network connections, they are as professional, efficient and as thorough as Brad. The uncertainty and guess work of finding recommended, experienced professionals has been vetted and trusted for your more
Michael LaRocca
Michael LaRocca
03:44 02 Oct 19
Brad was recommended to us(my wife and I) through our Mortgage Broker. We had looked at a few places with a few other realtors and really landed on him... because he was easy to talk to. He felt trust worthy and it was easy for us to speak our minds, positive or negative, while looking at places. My wife mostly looked at places with him and he was very patient with us. We were looking for something in our budget range and though some of our offers were well below market, he encouraged us nonetheless. We didn't feel as though we had to speak up extra loud for his time, and he was consistent in checking with us to make sure we had all our questions answered and were comfortable.The process itself was very smooth, we asked him loads of questions and he had answers for all of them. I leave the experience understanding a lot more. Finding people to educate you through these processes is important and Brad was good at that.Glad to have met and worked with him!Thanks Bradread more
Roxanne Sumanga
Roxanne Sumanga
18:25 05 Jan 18
Last year, at the age of 24 I decided I was going to buy a house. Problem was, no one in my family had ever bought or owned a home. The entire process to me... was foreign; I even recall googling, “What is Escrow?” With virtually no one there to guide me, in steps Brad and his wonderful team. He was recommended to me by a family friend and I am beyond ecstatic and blessed that I had the opportunity to work with him. What made Brad heaven sent was that on the first day of meeting him he took the time to really get to know me. We did not jump straight into “how many bedrooms? What location? You want a fireplace?” he took the time to understand my personality, my home life, my career and why I was choosing to buy a home. I’ve heard horror stories of realtors handing their clientele the short end of the stick and being pushy to ensure a sale goes down. Brad is none of those and while I was teetering back and forth between I want to buy no wait I don’t, he said “If you decide you don’t want to buy now we can pick up later when you are ready.” Guarantee you’re more likely to find a realtor who will say “the market is good, buy now, why wait?” Every little question, no matter how minuscule it may have been was answered and I always walked away from our conversations feeling more and more confident about being a home owner. Brad always gave me his honest opinion and truly had my best interest at heart. Regardless if you’re dead set on buying a home or like me, often indecisive be sure to get in contact with Brad, you will not regret it!read more
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“Brad’s personality is very sincere and honest. He’s very reliable and follows through from start to finish.”

Brad and Mellie

“Just got done buying a house with Brad. He spent so much time with us. Our process took about 4 months. Each experience with Brad made it feel like we were the only clients he had. Almost all of his business is by referral. He was able to easily navigate the real estate process, and excellently negotiated the deal for our house. Could not be any more, and I will definitely be recommending him to anyone interested in buying a house in the San Diego area. He is an expert and very knowledgeable asset to have. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and nearly two decades of experience in this area. With Brad, the entire home buying process seemed effortless.”


“Buying a house is very stressful, but this man makes it an easy process. Still to the day I am very thankful and happy for everything Brad has done for me and my wife. Once you meet him you’ll have someone there for you for the rest of your life. Not only is he an expert in real-estate but he knows so many people that can help you out with any problem in and around your house. Brad had a great attitude and was always there to answer any questions we ever had no matter the time. His team is very professional and helpful too, any issue we had they would always take care of it. Over all I am very happy with my house and with their service, Brad has set the bar really high for all other agents out there. Thanks for everything and I will make sure to call you once I am ready for my next house.”

Diana, David, Alma, & Eduardo

“We had the privilege to have Brad and Colleen Michels as our realtors when looking to purchase a home in San Diego. If you are thinking about listing your home or looking to purchase a home, there is absolutely no one better than The Michels Group. While it may not seem that the agent matters, let me tell you – it does. Brad and Colleen went above and beyond. Going into a scary process and not knowing what to expect, let alone what questions should be asked, Brad was always there to guide us and make us feel comfortable.

I remember the very first phone call, in which Brad introduced himself and immediately asked all the right questions; what we were looking for, what kind of house we lived in currently and would enjoy living in, what kind of environment did we want, every little detail one can possibly think of he stopped and asked. He simply said, “Knowing you allows me to look and find that perfect home for you.” I can honestly say that brief conversation erased any fear and tension we felt. Brad went beyond all our expectations. We felt absolutely comfortable asking anything and everything. He taught us what to look for in a house, he identified what problems each house had and whether they could be fixed, he was very knowledgeable about the market and knew exactly what we wanted. Whether it was a phone call, an email, or a text, Brad was ALWAYS there. Drove anywhere and everywhere to meet us.

With each step Brad and Colleen (The Supreme Commander of Paperwork) were there; their personalities, their hard work, their knowledge, and honesty made this such an enjoyable process and a lifetime set of friends. With everyone and anyone we ever come across looking to buy and/or sell a home with no doubt we will pay it forward and recommend The Michels Group. Can’t say enough about them, simply that we were blessed. Even when the keys were given to us of our new home and are now moved in, they continue to be there for us checking in.”

Erna & John

“We are so happy with the service of Brad and his wife. They are the best, they were always available and helped us find the perfect house. We contacted Brad after trying to buy a house with three different agents, and as soon as we spoke with Brad we knew we were doing the right thing; we met and he listened to all of our wishes and what we were looking for, he also helped us with a lender, and two days later we had our pre-approval letter. I know we are going to use The Michels Group again because they are the best and they know what they are doing. Thank you!”


“I have been in the mortgage banking industry for over 25 years. I have worked with literally thousands of realtors all over the country. Brad and Colleen are a great team. I have to say that Brad is the best and I am not easily impressed. I moved here from Chicago and Brad was excellent in helping me determine what I wanted and the right location for me.I recently bought a condo and Brad was super attentive and a real professional when it comes to negotiation. Not to mention that I made an offer in only two weeks time. The transaction was challenging at best as we had a very in only two weeks time. The transaction was challenging at best as we had a very difficult if not hostile seller. I am convinced that this would have never happened with out Brad’s skill and professionalism. Brad also went way beyond in customer service and arranged for multiple contractors to do some repairs and upgrading that I wanted. I cannot say enough about Brad. He is AWESOME!”


“Brad and Colleen were the consummate professionals, going way over and beyond every step of the way for my first home purchase. I mean WAY over and beyond. They were there for me in all aspects of the transaction, from finding me my perfect home, to making sure I understood each part of the process and was comfortable with it all, to holding my hand during the first-time buyer’s panic attacks, to walking me through the paperwork, and too many other things to name.
I previously had had a very bad experience with an agent from another company, which I won’t detail here, but I was ready to give up looking for a home when I met Brad. He took me out for coffee and asked me in great detail what I really wanted, what I didn’t want, and my timeline. He was upbeat, confident, knowledgeable, a great listener and a guy with a sense of humor and a passion for the Ironman kinds of stuff. He apologized for showing up in his workout clothes, and I thought it was great. No pretenses, just hard work. That afternoon, he sent me the information on a great first place to check out and we went to the .open house. He was the Real Estate Angel.
The Michels Group is extremely knowledgable, professional, well-connected, clever, honest, trustworthy and I would use them again in a heartbeat, and refer them to my closest friends, without even considering anyone else. On top of it all, Brad and Colleen are wonderful people. When you have to spend that much time with your realtor, you thank the heavens for the personalities of the Michels. Makes it all the more fun, even when you’re having the first-time buyer panic attacks. Can’t say enough about this company and its people. Just can’t! There’s nobody better.”


“The Michels Group rocks! Brad and his team were super attentive and helpful when I purchased my first home. I really felt at ease with the whole process and he took his time to make sure I understood what was going on. They understand the market very well, as well as how to take care of their clients even after the transaction. I totally recommend them!”

John & Amber

“Brad and The Michels group did an awesome job on getting our first house adventure under way. He took care of everything and the stress level was very low with Brad`s help. I consider Brad a friend not a salesman. I will and have recommended him to others with hopes that they will jump on it. I know Brad will take care of all the needs that need to be met. It`s just up to the individuals to do the next indicated step. Buy a home of your own! Use Brad and live the dream. What are you waiting for?”


“TMG were able to close the short sale on our oceanside strip home in just under 3 months. They were the 3rd agent we had tried to work with whom claimed to be a specialist in distressed property. The difference with The Michels Group is that they really were. Highly professional, always good at returning calls, they come highly recommended. We would not hesitate to enlist their help again.”

Tom & Amanda

“Brad and Colleen are AMAZING! They really made the home buying experience less stressful. Brad is very knowledgeable in what to look out for when viewing houses. He is also not pushy in anyway (like some salesmen can be). He is willing to answer any questions, and he if he does not know the answer he will get back to you with one. VERY friendly and laid back! I can’t say enough good things! I will recommend Brad and already have to everyone!!.”


“Brad Michels did a great job for us. He was patient and very helpful with California laws, paperwork and references for handyman and painter. He even went out of his way after the sale to continue helping us with the move. I would definitely use him again.”


“I would recommend Brad Michels for any reality needs you may have. Brad demonstrates the highest integrity and moral values you could ask for. Brad often represented me when my schedule would not allow me to present. I was very comfortable and confident that Brad would represent my needs accurately and successfully. Brad has good communication skills and problem solving abilities. Even though Brad is my friend, he went way beyond the call of duty in assisting me with the purchasing of my home.”


“On two separate occasions within the last 7 years, Brad has helped me to purchase homes. On both occasions, he took the time to listen to my needs, found properties that exceeded my expectations and worked to make the transactions as smooth as possible. His level of service far exceeded my expectations!”

Amy & Rick

“Brad Michels was a great real estate agent for us. He was always on top of everything, knowledgable and fun to work with as well; which was a big plus! He helped us reach our goal of purchasing a home! I know our circumstances didn’t make it an easy task, but both Brad and his assistant Colleen were always there for us, always patient and never gave up on us!! Being that this was our first home purchase, they made sure we understood everything and went over all of our options, and didn’t mind re-explaining when we didn’t understand. It was a pleasure to work with Brad and Colleen and we will definitely refer our friends to them when they are in a position to buy property!!”

Roy & Michael

“Brad was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the market and made a somewhat daunting experience, especially a first time home buyer, easy and fun. After putting over 10 offers and getting out bid or went against cash offers we started to become defeated, Brad quickly re-grouped and had a list of more homes for us to see. Brad is a rare find in the industry and with his go getter/positive attitude he was a delight to have as our representative.”

Dana & Sean

“Brad is fantastic! He has that personal touch that is so often forgotten these days. We will certainly use him when the time comes again and have already referred him to a number of friends.”


“Always pleasant and upbeat as well as knowledgeable of the industry. I’ll be his client for life..and friend. I’m blessed to be surround by great people, Brad being one of them. My family loves him too.”

Korey & Chanc

“I don’t want to write a lengthy tome about my experience. Suffice to say Brad Michels is extremely professional, courteous and timely. He utilized e-document technology to streamline the paperwork. His follow-up and follow-through was superb. He has continued to be an asset after the sale as well; providing comparable sales data I had requested to appeal my property tax assessment. Brad Michels personal touch is simply the best bar none! I’d use his services again and/or recommend him to others in a heartbeat. You won’t be disappointed.”