Don Bennetts
Don Bennetts   CalBRE #01450115
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I was born and raised in Southern California in a small, friendly community. Moving to Fallbrook 25 years ago brought me back to that quiet, peaceful sense of living that I had missed so much. My...

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Harriet Isaac July 17, 2015 Dear Chris, Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Don was absolutely fantastic, he eased my stress level by constantly keeping me in the loop and...

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Don Bennetts

CalBRE #01450115
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I was born and raised in Southern California in a small, friendly community. Moving to Fallbrook 25 years ago brought me back to that quiet, peaceful sense of living that I had missed so much. My wife, Teresa, and I, knew that Fallbrook would be a great place to raise our children, Heather, Landon, and Alexandra. Landon currently works in the movie production, Heather is a teacher at Chaparral...
I was born and raised in Southern California in a small, friendly community. Moving to Fallbrook 25 years ago brought me back to that quiet, peaceful sense of living that I had missed so much. My wife, Teresa, and I, knew that Fallbrook would be a great place to raise our children, Heather, Landon, and Alexandra. Landon currently works in the movie production, Heather is a teacher at Chaparral High School in Temecula and Alex, a stylist at Headlines Salon in Encinitas. My background is in construction, both housing and commercial. I started apprenticing nearly 35 years ago, primarily in custom home framing. I received my license as a general building contractor and moved on to form a commercial framing company based in Costa Mesa California. D.E. Bennetts, Inc. My partner ( Kevin Fultz) and I built many projects over a 12 year period. Our accounts ranged from Pep Boys stores and Home Depot to huge shopping centers all over Southern California. I was unable to return to construction following two major back surgeries. As a result, I was forced to find something as fulfilling as construction, but less physical. My next venture was to assist my beautiful wife (of 24 years) in realizing her dream of owning her own skin care salon in Fallbrook. After two years when she was up and running, I needed another project. With my background in construction, real estate sales seemed to be the perfect fit. I received my Real Estate license in 2004 and immediately went to work for Coldwell Banker Landmark Group (now Coldwell Banker Village Properties) here in Fallbrook. I believe that I was born to be a facilitator. My background and experiences with people from all walks of life have prepared me for a career in real estate. I have always loved listening to people and assessing their desires and needs. In real estate, I now find joy in helping buyers and sellers to achieve their goals and dreams.

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My Client Testimonials

Harriet Isaac July 17, 2015 Dear Chris, Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Don was absolutely fantastic, he eased my stress level by constantly keeping me in the loop and being very professional and respectful of my situation, Love the guy! Don provided excellent service. He is knowledgeable, protective, and hard working. This was a particularly stressful time for me. Selling our family home and being widowed three years ago, I was concerned with how my family would cope. Don took such good care of us all, I felt very protected and cared for during the entire process. He was the ultimate professional, but very sensitive to our situation. I have already recommended Don to a neighbor who plans to sell his home next year and won't hesitate to recommend his valuable service in the future. Thank You
Lori Wedll November 13th, 2005 Don provided us with excellent service. This house is the seventh I've sold and never did a sale go so smooth. Kudos to don, he was wonderful. He provided wonderful food at the caravan. Impressive, always professional and knowledgable! Lori Wedll
Terri Heyneman November 15th, 2006 Dear Chris, The choice to sell my home was a difficult one. I'm a single parent trying to manage. I had to sell my home. I needed someone ( a realtor) who understood how difficult my decision was and that made the process of selling, a positive experience. Don did just that. During the remodel of my home two years ago, Don spent the day helping with curtain rods etc., he was a friend when I needed one. He also returned calls immediately, even on a weekend away with his family.
Darlene McCabe May 30th, 2005 Dear Chris, We just wanted to take the time to write you regarding our experience with one of your agents, Mr. Don Bennetts. As you know Don has been working with us since October 2004 and listed our house in Menifee in January 2005. The market slowed in Riverside County, but we can't begin to tell you how positive Don has kept things for us through this whole experience. He has been kind, upbeat, honest and thorough. Although our home hasn't sold, Don couldn't have done any more to actively market the property. He continuously did a revised market analysis, kept us informed of surrounding sales and listings, and called just to check in on us. We felt he followed through on every showing and he obtained helpful feedback from those who returned his calls. He bent over backwards to get information when potential buyers requested tax, school and town information. We really feel he had done all he could do. On a personal note, we consider Don to be a friend. Our boys adore him ( Cole would greet agents at the door with Mr. Bennett's card) and he shows an equal respect for our children. Not only is Don an outstanding agent, he is a stand up guy and we appreciate his integrity. We'll be renting for approximately a year and then will enter the Fallbrook market as buyers. We're glad we had such an honest agent with us along the way and we thank Don and the Coldwell Banker Landmark Group for their time and effort. We look forward to doing business together in the future. Sincerely, Darlene and Robert McCabe
Norma Brown June 15th, 2007 The downturn in the real estate market seriously affected the sale of my home, but Don kept a positive attitude and was always available to discuss issues we were confronted with. It was a pleasure working with Don
Robert Waszkiewicz March 14th, 2009 " Don Bennetts was extremely helpful in the sale of the property. He is a credit to your fine organization, thanks a lot."
Anita Roalf April 17th, 2009 Don Bennett's was a Godsend to me. As a woman all on her own, Don walked me through every phase. Even after escrow closed he still is helping me. I would recommend Don to anyone. Don is a very nice man and knows so much about the construction aspect, he was so great to work with.
Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth Holmes July 31st, 2009 Don was all we expected of a real estate agent and much more. He was honest, friendly, and very helpful. We recommend him highly.
Rick Timmerman June 3rd, 2011 Don Bennetts was super in all regards! We knew very little about Fallbrook. He informed not only on the area but places to go. His services were invaluable!
Brian Meyer July 6th, 2011 " Don really went to bat for us. This process was somewhat confusing for me but Don made it seem like it was going to work out, and it did. I was juggling many different issues during this time and Don was more than willing to work with me and always readily available."
Jerry Rose April 5th, 2012 " Having not bought in twenty+ years, I did not realize how much paperwork was involved. Don made sure all the Ps & Qs were completed. He was constantly keeping us in the loop." Jerry Rose
Paul Dunning August 8th, 2012 We appreciated our agent's low key demure persona. No pressure to buy was an excellent attribute for us. Paul Dunning
Debbie and Mike DeMott June 3rd, 2013 Don is very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. Don knew immediately what needed to be done to help make our house ready to sell. He hand delivered necessary contracts and paperwork for us! Don's experience as a contractor also helped in selling our house. We are recommending Don to my parents, who are planning to sell their house in Fallbrook this year.
Jeff and Nancy Wright November 6th, 2013 " I met Cheryl at one of her listings right before she left town. She referred me to Don. I was also referred to Don by a close friend. Not only did Don get us $50,000 more than another agent had priced our home, he did it with honesty and integrity. He is, by far, the best realtor experience we have ever had, and we have had several real estate trensactrions throughout our lives. We were both very impressed with his professionalism and he kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Don to friends and family in the future."
Craig and Anne Carrington November 11th, 2013 Don was so easy going and easy to work with. We both really enjoyed working with Don.
"Don Bennetts was superb in every way, caring, helpful, and sensitive. Always available to talk to , as a friend more than anything. Faultless! Went way beyond what was called for!" Paul Schumann
Phyllis Minner McRae February 23rd, 2015 We faced many problems in trying to sell my Mother's 62 year old home: plumbing, foundation, electrical, appliances and more. Don and Cheryl patiently helped me through each dilemma. We had daily communications via text, email or phone. We also met at their office various times, through each contact, my questions and concerns were addressed. Don and Cheryl are very knowledgable and experienced. I think that their roots in, and their love of the community really impressed me. I immediately felt that they really knew our real estate market. No matter what setbacks we had ( buyers who backed out, unexpected home repairs) Don and Cheryl listened and responded to my needs, and were always calmly reassuring and positive :) Thank you, Cheryl and Don and the Coldwell Banker organization!!
M. Stinson July 16th, 2014 "Don is a total and complete professional. I knew he would get the job done. He kept me calm and focused if I lost patience with buyers or agents." "I would recommend Don without hesitation, he patiently made sure I understood everything."
Victoria Higgins March 16th, 2015 "Don kept me informed and explained each step. When I got panicked, he calmed me down. This was the first real estate transaction on my own and Don made it easy."
Charles and Janis Reynolds April 3rd, 2015 Don was always available and kept us totally up to date by phone, emails, and personal contact. We communicated on a daily basis, not only did he have a superior knowledge of real estate, he was also able to explain it in a clear, concise method. The multitude of documents were always clearly explained and in person for clear communication. There was no question of his realization that this was a significant event in our lives. Don was a personal friend prior to this transaction but his approach is what sold us. We couldn't have been happier! See attached letter: Dear Chris, We are happy to complete your customer opinion survey and glad to see that you follow up on your agent's actions and capabilities to ensure quality representation. Fortunately, this is an easy follow up letter to write! Don was excellent in all regards to our real estate transaction. Your question #11, " How did you happen to choose our agent" is an important thought process for sellers. We have known Don for over fifteen years and know of him as a warm, caring, intelligent individual who is trustworthy and honest. So, as we decided to list our home, we naturally wanted to interview him, but with such a significant transaction in our lives taking place, friendship would have to be tempered with our desire to get the best agent that we could get, we could not afford less. We invited Don to our home to discuss the listing and he excelled in building our confidence through his marketing strategy, his awareness and manner in listening to our needs, and his overall excellence in real estate knowledge and practices. We were sold and never regretted the choice for a moment. We were also asking a higher price for our home than current comps in the area so my wife and I were not only concerned for our ability to sell the home, but also for the cost to Don for his marketing to sell this home. We explained this to him and he did not hesitate to put our concerns at ease. So naturally, we were elated that we sold the home in two days to all cash buyers who also happened to be real estate brokers and closed the deal in approximately three weeks. We got all we needed out of the transaction, including the ability to rent back for up to two months if needed to find another home. One other story that also shows Don's professionalism is regarding the buyer's home inspection evaluation, done by a very thorough, comprehensive inspector while the buyers, my wife, myself and Don waited for the completion of the inspection and subsequent report. This inspector took approximately 5 hours to inspect every aspect of our home, a time frame that as we understand it, is usually done in 2 hours. Well, just as we all appreciate a comprehensive evaluation, a significant time frame ( five hours) like this can impact our lives also. In this particular case, it was Don's wedding anniversary on that day and he and his wife had plans to celebrate the occasion. As two, then three and four hours passed, and it appeared that the inspector was not going to find anything of substance in his report, the buyers and ourselves encouraged Don to leave and go enjoy his anniversary. Well, we failed in getting him to leave with his statement, " I want to be here until it's completed", and he stayed through the last of the five hours without a whimper. Very nice! On a side note, during our purchase of a home in Fountain Valley, CA, we regularly would consult Don to ensure we were proceeding in the most effective manner and he did not hesitate to provide solid, constructive input into our purchase process. To close, we would not hesitate to use Don again for our real estate needs and would recommend him without reservation to family and friends for theirs. With true appreciation of a job well done, Charles and Janis Reynolds

My Experience

  • 30 Year resident of North San Diego County, Fallbrook and Carlsbad.
  • 12 Years with Coldwell Banker Village Properties
  • 20 Years experience as a General Contractor

My Credentials and Memberships

  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 4th Quarter 2010
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 2nd Quarter 2011
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 2014
  • Customer Satisfaction Award 2014
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 1st Quarter 2015
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 2nd Quarter 2015
  • Top Listing Agent April 2015
  • Top Selling Agent April 2015
  • Top Producing Agent April 2015
  • Outstanding Performance Award 2015
  • Customer Satisfaction Award 2015
  • Top Producing Agent July 2016
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club 2nd Quarter 2016
  • Top Listing Agent June 2016
  • Top Selling Agent April 2016

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