The Lawhead Team Reviews

Reviews~Our Clients And Peers Speak Out!!!

From the very beginning, everything was done so professionally. Marilyn is top notch on all the in’s and out’s, details, paperwork and explanations, etc. Plus she is such fun and so enthusiastic.

Creighton is supportive in all they do with the same enthusiasm and fun and hard work ethic.

They were a true delight and I made the best choice in choosing them and Coldwell Banker.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Ann Sandstrom


Marilyn and Creighton were amazing as always. They were very prompt at every call, email, text, etc. Communication was open every single day up to the close of escrow. We couldn’t be happier or more pleased. They are hard working, detail oriented and communicated every step of the way. This is why we continue to sell and buy and refer friends their way. I won’t hire just any Realtor, only the best. That is what Marilyn and Creighton are! Thank you both for outstanding service, dedication and selling our house in only 11 days. You both rock!!

Carrie and Jason Bennett


Words cannot express how much I appreciate everything the both of you did for me. You went above anything a person could expect from you both.

I would love for you to come and visit any time you are in the area and have the time.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Helena Biener


At the beginning of our journey to sell our condo in the Palm Springs area, we were worried as the market wasn’t great. When we first met with Marilyn, we were amazed and reassured all at once. She told us to relax and that she would get our condo sold .. no problem! She worked so hard and put up with so many setbacks that were out of our hands. Being Canadian citizens and not being in the States while this was going on made no difference to her. She stayed in touch constantly, held open houses and that is how she procured the buyer for our condo. She held an open house and, while there, she took a photo of our fabulous golf course and mountain view and posted it on Facebook. She got a call from a Realtor over in San Diego who asked about it and then had her buyer drive over to take a look at it. He came that very afternoon and decided to buy it! With us in Canada, Marilyn and the buyer in San Diego and the condo in the desert, it could have been a disaster, but it ran so smoothly and we closed the deal to some great buyers. We couldn’t be more grateful. Not only did we sell our condo in a down market, but we made a new friend in Marilyn!

Kerry and Darlene DeAngelis


Does Coldwell Banker fully understand what a treasure you have in Creighton and Marilyn? They know all the in’s and out’s of the business and can close a deal. They are professional, yet gracious, caring and listened well to what I wanted and needed. I think they know better what I needed than I did!

They have helped me in the selling of two properties and the purchase of another. I wouldn’t consider using anyone but them for any of my real estate needs.

You have a very happy customer in Leah Firth. I love my new home and bless you!

Leah Firth


This was a hard period of time when my mother passed away. My sister and I were devastated and missed our mother very much. Marilyn Lawhead helped us through this time. She took over our stress and successfully found a new owner for our mother’s home which she so loved. It was hard for us to let go of the home but Marilyn helped us through it. We are both very grateful to her. She will be recommended by us to anyone we know buying or selling property. We still cannot believe it happened so fast in that the house was sold and everything completely taken care of by Marilyn. We had nothing to do … just sit back and let Marilyn handle every detail to get it closed for us. She is remarkable at what she does!

Dileen Lindsey

Marilene Selvaggio

Marilyn and Creighton provided us with first class service all the way. From first contact to close of sale, both were on top of every detail. The feeling of personal touch was apparent in every interaction (phone, email, text, in person). From across the country, we felt confident they were doing everything to help us cover all of our bases when we couldn’t be there. Relocation is a stressful time and Marilyn and Creighton both removed much of our stress. We couldn’t have imagined or asked for better people to represent us while we were searching for our home.

Just keep being the wonderful people you are and your depth of character will always show.

We could write a book about how wonderful our experience was relocating with the assistance of Marilyn and Creighton! We just cannot say enough! We feel God blessed us with both of you in a time of our lives that we needed wonderful support from two extremely caring people.

And Marilyn bringing a homemade spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and even wine to our home the day we moved in was so thoughtful and over the top. It was something we had never experienced and was so helpful to not have to worry about dinner for us and the three kids!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Stephanie and Mike Roberts and Alex, John and Samantha


You have a great Lawhead Team! I would actively use them, endorse them or refer them as Realtors anytime. They did a superb job in selling my home in Chula Vista in record time and for top dollar. With my living on the East Coast, I depended on them to handle all the details associated with selling a house. They took care of everything for me including prepping the house to be ready to go on the market by hiring a painter to do touch-up painting, a gardener to spruce up the landscaping, a plumber to take care of a running toilet issue and even a housecleaner to clean the vacant property. All requested repairs were also handled by them in my absence. From the very beginning to close of escrow, I felt like they were in total control of the situation and nothing was missed. I highly recommend them!

Billy Abbott


Working with Marilyn and Creighton Lawhead was absolutely wonderful! Having known them for years, we have always enjoyed and appreciated them so it was no surprise that we found them to be as outstanding as we had heard all along in the community.

It is one thing to be good at what you do, but on top of that, they are perfectly genuine people. We always felt they had our best interest at heart. They were extremely sensitive to our needs, desires, goals and concerns. They joined in with our joys of finding the perfect home for us. When a few challenges arose, they were there with assurance and direction to deal with them emotionally and successfully.

Their attention to detail is impeccable! As the successful professionals they are, the privilege of having their knowledge, experience and references was invaluable! They spoke of how good their Coldwell Banker office is to their employees. It shows! Thank you for that! We loved working with Marilyn and Creighton and will definitely continue to send referrals their way!


Dale and Linda Condy


Marilyn and Creighton make a very professional team. They made us feel like we were the most important clients they had. We interacted with them every day by email or phone and they returned phone calls and emails within 5 minutes. I felt like I could always reach them and they were available 24/7. I needed some last minute work done and Marilyn was able to provide me with the best handyman, painter, etc., in a timely manner. She dealt with our plumbing company for nearly a week to get the work done properly and up to code so we could go ahead and close escrow.

We appreciated all their work for us.

Janet and Phil Tripp


I cannot say enough about the services I received. I was nervous about the process and was put to ease very quickly after talking with the team. The entire process from beginning to end was far easier than I ever imagined. Great communication and nothing but professionalism from beginning to end. Thank you so much. I can’t say enough about the Lawhead Team. A+++++ rating!

Josh Johnston


The Lawhead Team was fabulous. I had done my job of getting the house ready to sell and Marilyn and Creighton did the rest. My place sold for full price in just 4 days. I am happy with the entire process and would highly recommend Marilyn and Creighton to anyone who needs a great Realtor to work with.

Linda Holmes


Service from The Lawhead Team was fabulous. Marilyn made my selling and buying process as easy as it could be. She handled the stressful obstacles very professionally and got everything done when it needed to be done.

I will always highly recommend them to anyone who needs a great Realtor!

Michelle Burrier


Marilyn and Creighton are outstanding people and outstanding Realtors and our neighbors. They have always been so kind and helpful to us … even when it had nothing to do with real estate!

They were incredibly helpful, supportive and spot-on with their advice to us. We trusted their advice and expertise completely. Our faith in them was rewarded with an over asking price offer and sale within two and a half days of listing. They were so warm, interested, empathetic and total professionals.

We have nothing but the highest praise and appreciation for them.

Neil and Moira Solomon


Another delightful transaction with the Lawhead Team! Details were accurate and follow-through with requests from us were handled gracefully. We were kept up to date on a daily basis and the buy/sell transition was flawless. We could not have asked for more considerate professional service!

West Coast Escrow was also a delight to work with and they are a great adjunct to your organization.

Noel and Richard Daly


What can you say when this was the smoothest home transaction we have ever had??!! Great job by the Lawhead Team! From the get-go, they anticipated everything and handled all the details for us. Marilyn was always available and she returned phone calls and texts so fast. She is so upbeat and positive … and so funny too… always made me smile and laugh. We have bought and sold many homes over many years and this was by far the best one ever. We love these people and highly recommend them if you want to get the job done right and have some fun too.

Wally and Darian Pasterski


We were recommended by a friend to call the Lawheads for Realtor assistance. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

We found both Marilyn and Creighton to be personable, knowledgeable, prompt and extremely helpful in our home search. They were always available and ready to answer any questions we may have had.

We were extremely satisfied with the level of service we received and would recommend the Lawheads to friends and family in the future.

Raymond and Jennifer Wallace


I interviewed several real estate agents prior to selecting the Lawhead Team. Creighton and Marilyn have done an excellent job in representing me and I look forward to working with them again. Marilyn has been consistently doing a superior job as my real estate agent. She has always been very diligent in looking out for my best interests and the recent townhouse sale she handled went incredibly smoothly due to her hard work, integrity and complete knowledge of all the real estate rules and regulations. The Lawhead Team should be commended for the fine work they have been doing and the great job they did for me. I am exceedingly happy with the superior results delivered by the Lawhead Team.

Rich Heinze


Marilyn and Creighton did an amazing job at making the home buying process as easy as possible and took all the stress out of the process as well. They even helped to ease some of the intense stress of selling our home in Apple Valley which needed to happen before buying another home. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They are simply the hardest working Realtors and so wonderful to work with.

Casey and Scott Carlson


We made the very difficult and hard decision to downsize and sell our home. The Lawhead Team was very professional and always on top of every detail … from listing to closing … and made the whole transaction a smooth operation. Marilyn was available and responsive at all times. The communication was excellent, continuous and thorough. Marilyn was great, wonderful, hands-on, on top of every detail. She kept us informed and in the loop always with nothing lacking.

Thanks to Marilyn, the experience of marketing and selling our home was almost stress-free. All the many moving parts and pieces fell perfectly into place, similar to a challenging puzzle creating a calm, beautiful picture.

John and Gloria Dettbarn


Marilyn’s ability and integrity places her at the top of the profession. We have highly recommended her to all of our friends who may be thinking of moving in the future. I have used her numerous times for my own real estate needs and will continue to do so in the future.”

Mike Howes, Carlsbad


“This letter is meant to serve as a referral for Marilyn Lawhead and is intended to represent the fact that she is the epitome of professional real estate sales. In addition to many years of service to our inbound national account customers, Marilyn also represented my wife and me on the sale of our home in Aviara in La Costa. In all cases, Marilyn was thorough in her explanation of what to expect and provided clear, realistic guidelines on pricing, timeliness and what the market had to offer. She returned phone calls promptly and kept us informed all along the way. Feedback from our corporate customers supports our belief that Marilyn is the most caring, dedicated, honest, hardworking Realtor we have met. We enthusiastically recommend Marilyn Lawhead to those who wish to receive the highest level of professionalism and personal attention. She is really good at what she does for a living!”

Dick and Sheila Schmitz, La Costa
Chairman of the Board
Cor-O-Van, North American Van Lines

“Thanks for taking care of everything so professionally. For all the difficult time I had here in Michigan dealing with my husband’s death, I was completely comfortable and confident that you were in charge of the California transaction. I don’t know of anyone who would have dedicated herself to getting the job done more than you did. You are a shining example of what every Realtor should strive to become. I only wish you could be here in Michigan to assist in my real estate transaction here.”

Dolly Swoboda, Bloomfield, MI

“Tom and I would like to thank you for the recent sale of our home. Your professionalism and persistence has shown us that you are a true professional. We also appreciate your continued follow-up and attention to details. While listing our home, you did everything you promised you would do to ensure it would sell quickly. Once we received the offer, your negotiations and representation helped to make crucial decisions regarding the details that make a transaction actually close. Your knowledge of the market and especially our neighborhood (The Fairways) served as a great benefit in selling our home. As you know, we tried to sell By Owner and now realize how much time we wasted and how frustrated we were before we got smart and called you. Thank goodness! Thanks again for your continued follow-up and hard work.”

Joanne and Tom Heaviland, La Costa

“We cannot thank Marilyn Lawhead enough for the terrific job she did for us in finding our lovely home. Patience certainly is her virtue as she listened thoroughly to our needs and wants and then found us our dream home. As we were moving to San Diego from Arizona, her constant updating and communication were vital to us as we were moving for the first time in many years. Marilyn was there for all inspections and we felt like she had our interests in her heart. She is so thoughtful and considerate. My husband and I have grown to love her like she were one of our own. We realize how lucky we are to have her as a part of our lives. You have a treasure in this little lady and we send our best wishes to her continued success.”

Warren and Mary Hofmann, San Marcos

“Your service as my listing agent was superior! You always returned my phone calls quickly and I felt like I had fair representation from you throughout the negotiations and escrow period.  Even though you were representing both myself as the seller and the buyers, I feel your service was unbiased toward either party and you were providing service above and beyond the normal call of duty to get the job done. I always choose you as my agent for my real estate needs and time after time your performance reminds me of why I always choose you. Next time, I hope to have an easier home for you to sell for me. Thanks for everything!”

This was recently received by my office manager from the same client:

“This office has utilized Marilyn Lawhead for sales of probate and trust property for a number of years. She has handled some difficult matters with respect to some of the sales and always with a high degree of professionalism. She takes the time to check with city or county officials necessary and provides the necessary paperwork on a timely basis. She is completely honest and willing to work with some difficult people as is sometimes required.  I intend to continue to use her in future sales.”

Don W. Mitchell, Attorney, Carlsbad

“Done, and I would like to thank you for all of the help you gave us in finding our home in Rancho Santa Fe.  We really appreciated your professionalism and all the EXTRA things you did for us. We look forward to seeing you when we finally move into our lovely home. Thanks again for everything.”

Karen and Don Stein, New York City

“A+ service is what we got from you! We had bought our home from you several years ago and decided to go with your services again because of our positive experience the first time.  I do not believe we would hesitate to use you in the future!”

“Now, here we are two years later and you have just listed and sold our home in less than 24 hours.  It is amazing! From start to finish, you did the job in a professional, non-threatening manner. We once again are thrilled with the service you provide. Karen and I thank you for all that you do to make the process so easy!”

Karen and Joe Davies, Vista

“Marilyn, you are excellent! You always returned my phone calls promptly even though they were long distance to Minneapolis. I felt like you were in total control of my house sale while I was 1500 miles away. I thank you for the extra arrangements for service repair work and helping me with names to provide other maintenance service to complete the sale. I couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for everything!”

Bob Kreb, Minneapolis, MN

“To say we were satisfied with Marilyn’s service would truly be a gross understatement. Marilyn Lawhead assisted us at every turn. Being out-of-town sellers, we left the ball totally in her court. As various challenges arose (like minor repairs to our home), she called us to discuss and get our okay, hired a fair-priced handyman, advised us on what needed to be done and handled all of the details of getting the work completed. She handled all of the piles of paperwork and kept us informed as each matter was taken care of. She sold hour home within tree hours of our call to her to list it for us. We were completely satisfied with her and her company, Coldwell Banker, as her company also produced the buyer through another agent in Marilyn’s office. Marilyn did a magnificent job representing us. Thanks for turning out a real professional. She is the only person we will use in the future on any other real estate transactions.”

Ken & Sharon Royer, Thousand Oaks

[Note: The following was recently received from Mrs. Royer. Unfortunately, her husband passed away and I have sold her home so she can move out of state.]  “Marilyn Lawhead has done an outstanding job in both listing and selling my home in La Costa and a condo in Carlsbad. She took great pains to assist me in getting my properties ready for maximum curb appeal. She was considerate with the showings and gave me lots of feedback. The tools she uses to market her properties are all first class.  As a woman alone selling a property, little situations can arise and I counted on Marilyn to help me make any decisions necessary. With her kind and patient way, both of my properties sold very quickly and for more than I had anticipated. In the process, I found out that not only is Marilyn a very good agent who knows her stuff, but she is also a dedicated and kind friend. I will always be grateful for everything she did to assist me.”

Sharon Royer, La Costa

“I am very grateful for your tremendous effort in the recent selling of my home in Alga Hills. From the moment I listed the house with you, my tenants and I were treated professionally and courteously. It was definitely your knowledge and expertise that enabled me to sell quickly with another agent and in the short time you had the listing before you procured your own buyer, I received much more attention and follow-up phone calls from you than I had received from the other agent the whole time I was listed with him. Your incredible follow-through all the way from the date I signed the listing agreement to the day you hand-delivered my proceeds check after close of escrow made me thankful you were my agent. Your countless visits to my property to ensure everything was taken care of correctly were more than appreciated. As a businessman in the mortgage industry, I work daily with several large real estate firms and Realtors. You are truly the most professional Realtor I have ever met. I will be referring all of my personal and business contacts to you.”

Greg Wright, La Costa

“We highly recommend Marilyn for her professionalism and courtesy. Her advantage over other Realtors is her expertise and the additional exposure she can offer as a result of her established relocation network.”

Fadi & Valerie Soubra, Encinitas

“You listened to all of my thoughts and concerns. I knew right then that you were the right person to work with since you cared more for my well being than just getting a sale. Your outstanding care and professionalism is unparalleled and I would highly recommend you to anyone who is in need of a great Realtor.”

Jean Liebert, Los Angeles

Look no further for a great Realtor to buy or sell a house!  My family had our international move to San Diego and subsequent international departure greatly facilitated by Marilyn’s conscientious services.  Due to restrictive time frames and complicated multi-party arrangements, we really put her through the ringer, but she never stopped smiling and kept the whole procedure as smooth and painless as possible.  In Marilyn, you’ve really got a first rate professional at the time you need one the most.  She’s a winner I urge you to work with!”

Tim and Alla Tigner, Moscow, Russia

“Marilyn sold us a home in La Costa for which she was also representing the seller. Throughout the entire process of viewing the property, making the decision to purchase it, writing the contract and the negotiations, we felt Marilyn represented both parties fairly and consistently. We also enlisted her to market our Encinitas home and a buyer was procured within days. The escrow period for both the sale and purchase were hassle-free and we never worried about a single detail as Marilyn had perfect control over everything. The date of our move, there was Marilyn offering her assistance once again. We were exceptionally satisfied with her service and would most definitely recommend her to anyone and would absolutely use her again in the future. She is an agent who knows what she is doing, has a grasp on the market and uses her negotiation skills and professionalism to put the deal together. We found her by an ad she had in Harmon Homes magazine and it was a call we are certainly glad we made!”

Jim and Valerie Andersen, La Costa

“I feel that you definitely “went the extra mile” to help us in a number of areas which made the home buying process much easier than it might have been otherwise. I am happy to recommend your services to others.”

Diane and Bob Goostree, Carmel Valley

“I have never had better professional representation.  Marilyn, you are knowledgeable, hard-working and honest. Your negotiation skills are second to none. Thank you so much!”

Michael Muelchi, La Costa

“Marilyn has been incredibly professional and efficient. I have rarely been associated with such a competent and pleasant person in any capacity, and am grateful that she was my agent.”

George Vlasuk, La Costa

“I can give this tireless lady my unqualified recommendation. Our move from 3,000 miles away was made with a minimum of difficulties due to the constant work, open communication and devotion to detail shown by this agent.  Marilyn Lawhead gets my vote for Best Realtor Ever!!”

Bill and Cathy Ripka, Scripps Ranch

“We were so impressed by her high level of service, professionalism and ethics. Having moved many times due to my career, my wife and I agree that Marilyn Lawhead has been the finest agent we have ever had.  She always had our best interest at heart.”

Randy Woods, Rancho Santa Fe

“We feel Marilyn was most professional and always available to our difficult schedule. We feel that she saw our needs and did her utmost to find the right house for us, which she did. She is an excellent Realtor!”

Michael & Etta Cannon, Rancho Santa Fe

“We can’t thank you enough! You really helped to ease the difficulties and stresses that come with buying a house. We will always recommend you to anyone who needs a good Realtor!”

Bob & Claire Keith, Carmel Valley

“Marilyn Lawhead is a terrific person as well as a superb sales associate. We would never want to use anyone else to handle our real estate needs.”

Bob and Susie Murphy, La Costa

“Moving is always difficult, but for us you helped smooth the way. We felt more like we had a friend in unfamiliar territory. Many thanks for your assistance and for your caring attitude.”

Rich and Janet Poser, Penasquitos

Your time, effort and high energy in marketing our home and getting it sold so quickly was a job done professionally. If ever we or anyone we know needs a TRUE real estate professional, it would most definitely be you. You are the best!”

Ed and Waltraud Ozehoski, La Costa

“We recently sold a home and chose Marilyn Lawhead as our agent.  We were quite pleased with her professionalism and the manner in which she handled the entire process.   Her performance in every detail was excellent.  We would certainly contact Marilyn for any future real estate needs, and highly recommend her to our friends and associates.”

Henriette and Steve Linskens, Encinitas

“Marilyn Lawhead was a tremendous help in our efforts to sell our place in Carlsbad.  She kept us informed throughout the contract, even though we were out of town most of the time.   I have recommended her to two of my friends for future moves.  We were very happy with her as our agent as well as a new friend.”

Carol and Kelly Kellams, Orange County

“Thanks, Marilyn, for all of your help over the last year. We really appreciate all of your extra effort. You made the transition to San Diego a lot easier than it might have been. Please keep in touch.”

Peggy Hayes, San Diego

“Your overall service was excellent. You returned my phone calls promptly, answered my questions thoroughly, represented me fairly and I thank you ever so much for your help in getting our home sold so quickly and for the best price we could ever expect.  Your negotiation skills are second to none. You are the best!

Jay Peverley, Vista

“We felt that you did everything you could to help us.  You made yourself available to us at all times, always found answers to our questions and we knew we could rely on you anytime.  We felt there is absolutely nothing we would change about you as we feel you are an excellent Realtor. That is why we have continued to use you over the past ten years in multiple transactions.”                                

Ron and Debbie Brusa, Cardiff

“Marilyn, please keep up the good work!  You were an excellent advocate and you made the whole process as painless as possible.  We always felt like you answered our questions thoroughly, returned phone calls immediately and sold us exactly what we indicated we wanted.  You did not try to oversell us and listened exactly to what our needs were and then found the perfect house for us.  We only wish our daughter had had the benefit of a Realtor with your expertise, honesty and credibility.  We will hope to use your services again in a few years.  Thanks for everything!”

Frank Ursich, Huntington Beach, CA

“You made our first house purchase in the United States a relatively painless experience. Your overall service was excellent and we feel like you represented us fairly. Thanks for your help!”

Robin and Rachel Marriott, London, England

“Just a quick note to thank you for helping us with finding our new home.  We moved in two weeks ago and are settling nicely. All the recommendations you made regarding carpet, tile and paint have made a dramatic difference and we are grateful for your suggestions and guidance.  You were a huge help in every regard and we can’t thank you enough for your caring attitude which made this house hunting a pleasure.  Hope to see you soon.”

Conni and Chris Nardo, Vista

“Marilyn Lawhead, our Coldwell Banker agent, listened and totally understood our needs and requests . She is totally dedicated to her job.  She found the right house for the right price on the first day! Give that woman a medal!”

George and Roberta Mosa, Vista

“I want to commend one of your realtors, Marilyn Lawhead, for an excellent job in recently helping me find and purchase a townhome in the San Diego area.  Her enthusiasm about and knowledge of the San Diego area were invaluable to me during my transition to California . I found her to be honest and direct, consistently providing me with a balanced perspective.  I always felt that she was more interested in my finding a home where I would be happy than in closing a deal and I feel very lucky to have had her as an ally in this process.  In sum, I am incredibly grateful to Marilyn for helping me find a wonderful home.  Marilyn is a smart, dedicated realtor and I will enthusiastically recommend her to anyone I encounter who is searching for a home in this area.”

Julianne B. Pinson, San Diego

“We just want you to know what an outstanding job you did for us in selling our home. As you know, there were some fairly difficult moments throughout the process, especially in dealing with the first offer we received.  Through it all, you maintained a high degree of professionalism and gave great advice.  Your warm and friendly personality and willingness to go the extra mile were instrumental in making the deal close.  We love our new home and, thanks to you, we moved in on the appointed date without a hitch.  Thanks for everything.”

Bill and Eliza Hofman, Carmel Valley

“Great job, Marilyn! There is absolutely nothing you could have done any better. Even though you were representing both us and the seller, we felt at all times like you had our best interests at heart. We appreciate all of your suggestions regarding inspections and updating ideas. We think you are an excellent Realtor. Please come by and see us sometime.”

Jim and Lori Rucks, Carlsbad

“I give you an A+ rating. Marilyn, I appreciate your professionalism and thoroughness with which you handled both the sale of my home in the Fairways and my subsequent purchase in Aviara. You made the process of buying and selling easy and painless. Most of all, I felt like you were giving me full and fair representation. Thanks for everything!”

Peter Woolf, La Costa

“There is nothing that I can suggest that you could do to improve your service in any way. It was absolutely 5 star service! I can’t thank you enough for all you did in getting my house in The Fairways sold so fast. When I got sick with the flu, you handled all of the repairs and I never had to worry about anything. It was a pleasure working with you.”

Margaret Nelson, La Costa

“We enjoyed working with you and appreciated all your help after we moved out of our Aviara home and before the escrow closed. Your assistance with inspections, repair personnel and monitoring our vacant property after we had moved was beyond the normal scope of any real estate agent we had dealt with before and so very much appreciated. We always felt like you were so hones in every aspect and clearly explained each step of the process clearly to us. We were thrilled to work with you and so thankful we chose you over the other five Realtors we had interviewed. We definitely made the right decision to work with you! Thanks!!”

Jim and Shannon Brutocao, Los Angeles, CA

“We only have one thing to say to you – JUST STAY THE SAME AS YOU ARE! We really enjoyed working with you! You were excellent in all areas and we felt like you did an excellent job in representing us in the sale of our home in Alga Hills in La Costa, California. Not only were you so upbeat and friendly, we felt like you negotiated the best buyer for us. Before we put the house on the market, you were so helpful in assisting us in getting it in “model-perfect condition” (as you like to say!) by recommending things to be done and contractors to use. You were right! We got several offers right away and ended up selling above asking price! Throughout the entire escrow period, we were constantly updated as to the status of events and there was never any moment throughout the process where we didn’t know what was going on. The buyer even commented to us they felt you were great! We hope our paths cross again, although with our move to Chicago, that may not happen.”

Kaz and Miyoko Yamada, Chicago, IL

“Recently we selected Marilyn Lawhead to sell our La Costa home in Alga Hills. She was an outstanding representative. She handled our sale in a thorough and professional manner. She had great knowledge of our market and our housing development in particular. She helped us to set a price for our home and plan a marketing strategy that worked with our lifestyle. We received three offers our first weekend on the market. Marilyn met with us late into the evening to help us determine which offer would be the best for us. As with many transactions, we had a few problems along the way (coordination with a relocation company, buyers backing out, shower with a leak). Marilyn helped us to find solutions to fix every problem and kept us on schedule for our 30 day escrow. She was very thorough, very ethical and very professional. She exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you!”

Brian and Ginny Dowd, La Costa, CA
“I don’t know how you do it, but you always keep things moving. I’m proud of you. I keep thinking how lucky we are to have you on our team. You are such a class act. It is your hard work and professionalism that has helped this office become one of the best in the country. I’m thrilled you are part of our team. What can I say? You’re awesome! I hold you up as an example to other agents as the epitome of professionalism. I am grateful to you for your loyalty, your support and your constant contributions to our team.”

Marty Conrad, Branch Manager
Coldwell Banker, Encinitas

“I wish I could do every transaction with you. Thanks for being so caring and so professional. You are a joy to work with and a shining example of what all Realtors should be like. Coldwell Banker is lucky to have you on their team.”

Carol, a Prudential California agent

“Marilyn worked tirelessly to get my house closed – for 11 months!  She followed up on the transaction frequently, was patient with the other agent, was responsive to my phone calls and allowed me to vent when things got really frustrating.  I would recommend Marilyn to my friends and co-workers!”

Diane Bristoll, Oceanside
“We received amazing service!!  Marilyn and Creighton were great to work with.  We never felt out of the loop.  We were always informed, forms were explained with just great communication throughout the whole transaction.  Buying a house can be stressful, but working with Marilyn and Creighton made it seem so easy.  Their hard work, great service and communication rated an A+.  We are so happy and pleased to be in our new home and we owe our thanks to you guys!  In the near future we plan on going through you again and we will refer our friends and family to you – realtors we trust and appreciate.  THANK YOU!!”

Jason and Carrie Bennett, Rancho Bernardo
“The sale of our home was probably more difficult than most, what with neither of us living in it and one on the east coast and one in Northern California.  We felt it would be difficult at best – long and drawn out given the housing market.  However, it basically sold in under a month and at a price we were happy with.  My husband and I credit The Lawhead Team, Marilyn and Creighton, for their hard work and dedication in making a miracle happen for us.  Coldwell Banker has two of the best!”

Susan and Frank Milian, La Costa
“We could not have had a better realtor team than Marilyn and Creighton.  They listened to our needs, wants and concerns with the house hunting process and gave us sound advice, resulting in a smooth house purchase.  Marilyn handled us and the homeowners whose homes we viewed with class and experience.  We could not be happier with their recommendations for the La Costa Resort (which we joined) and various contractors with whom we are working with before move-in.  We would only want to work with Marilyn and Creighton for future home purchases or sales.  This is our third house we have bought since 2004, and it has been the most pleasureable realtor experience.  We would definitely want The Lawheads when we sell this house in the future.”

Helen Hwang and Brian Kim, La Costa  

“Your overall service was excellent!  You answered my questions thoroughly and you definitely represented me fairly.  I was very, very impressed and satisfied and cannot think of any way for you to improve your superb level of service.  The two of you complement each other so well with your knowledge and skills and availability!!

Alix Szold, Carlsbad 

The level of service you provided was very professional and your knowledge level was excellent.  I enjoyed working with you two and appreciated the hand holding at times.  You answered my questions thoroughly and represented me fairly.”

Linda Shindler, La Costa

“We have worked with Marilyn over the past 12 years and most recently with Creighton, too.  Our property in Carlsbad sold at a fair market price among short sale competition.  I attribute this to several professional insights and experience from Marilyn and Creighton.  With a realistic market pricing strategy, flexibility when appropriate, counter-positioning when best, and an energetic and professional marketing plan, the house sold and closed promptly.  We attribute this to Marilyn’s experience.  Both Marilyn and Creighton provided much personal help while we were out of state during the selling process.  Furnishing and working with contractors both related to the sale and not related, keeping my car battery charged and looking in on and monitoring the property are examples of the personal touches taken for which we are quite grateful and very appreciative.”

Larry Myres, formerly Carlsbad, CA now Salt Lake City, Utah

“We are very pleased we selected Marilyn and Creighton to sell our home.  They are full service professionals that exceeded our expectations.  We highly recommend The Lawhead Team for your real estate needs, because two Lawheads are better than one!”

Bill and Lynn Pesch, formerly Econdido, CA now Joplin, MO