Nervous about your property adventure? You don’t need to be. Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell, or even in the middle of it, I can help you get from point A to point B with clarity, honesty, responsiveness AND SUCCESS!
I've worked with many banks over the years, performing 100s of Broker Price Opinions (BPOs) for short sales and foreclosures from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. I live in Ventura and have worked the local market since 1986.
"Having known Jerry as a friend, bandmate and realtor for years, we knew exactly who we were going to choose to represent us in both the house selling and buying process. In every aspect of his life, Jerry Breiner is one of the most ethical, hard working, kind and funny persons you could know. So we were not surprised when he brought those same qualities to this process. As is mentioned often, Jerry Breiner does go above and beyond the call of duty.
The process of selling a house in one county and buying one in another came with some glitches and complicated scenarios that Jerry handled and resolved every step of the way. His communication was stellar and reliable. He knows how to negotiate and manages to keep everyone happy and informed. He is trustworthy and honest. His networking skills also comes in handy as he has great resources for the other aspects of buying and selling a home, such as a handyman, movers, to the equally professional Dee Day at Stewart title.
(above and beyond!).
If you're looking for the best possible real estate experience, Jerry Breiner is your man. This is our second time using him. He will always be who we turn to for our real estate needs.
Thank you Jerry! "
" Jerry is very easy to work with. He is professional and knows the ins and outs of the real estate market. He is so adept at it what he does that he was able to sell our home in five days gleaming forty thousand dollars above the asking price. GO, Jerry!! I would highly recommend him and would use his services again in a heartbeat. We have bought and sold homes multiple times over the years but Jerry has been the most efficient and easiest to work with by far. "
" Dear Jerry - There are no words of more sincere gratitude that we could express than, ‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!’
Jerry, with your welcoming demeanor and warm-hearted personality, you made us feel like we were talking to family from day one. You were always someone who treated us with the utmost respect and you were extremely honest about how things were looking throughout our year-and-a-half long home search.
Unlike other agents that we met along the way, you weren’t just in it for the sale or trying to go higher to make extra percent points. You really looked at each house with us in great detail, took your time to make sure all our questions were covered, and offered great advice. We never felt rushed and always felt like we were in great hands after every meeting with you. You also really got to know our likes and dislikes so that you could help guide us to the right decisions for our future and we are ever so grateful!
We appreciate you so much for going the extra mile for us on every step of our home buying journey in these precarious times. We could not have done this without you and we are so grateful for your assistance, patience and expertise. You even helped gather quotes immediately when working through our repairs request and even after our close, you still helped organize dates and times for those repairs to get completed. For us being first time home buyers, your endless help was a true blessing that we had never envisioned coming to us!
Thank you so much again for everything and for being such a ‘grooOoovy’ real estate mentor to us. We are extremely grateful to have worked with you as our agent and we’re also happy to have gained a friendship out of this as well! "
~ Austin, Carolyn, & Nala Auger
Santa Paula, CA
"Jerry sold my condo within a week of listing well above asking. He was respectful of the tenants and helped notifying them and with continued communication. Through no fault to Jerry, there was one roadblock after another with the buyers realtor not responding, repairs that needed done, a complete teardown and rebuild of one room, deeds that weren't filed properly in the past, a tenant not moving out on time, etc. Throughout it all Jerry was on top of each step, pushing through assertively, calling the other realtor and loan officer endlessly until he got favorable responses, emailing the title company dealing with each new issue immediately, keeping me informed and giving expert advice, he recommended the best handyman, negotiated changes in the sell terms, even paid for a loan extension when the repairs weren't done in time. He is definitely the Realtor you want on your side. Genuinely, the best, most honest and hardworking person that went above and beyond the call of duty."
~ Mewzblues, Port Hueneme CA
Jerry was with us every step of the way. He is knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. I wish every interaction with Professionals was this easy and pleasant. It’s a highly stressful process, buying a house. He is calm, organized and always available. I appreciate his attention to details. When other folks paperwork was missing details or had errors, much of which I would have never known to question… Jerry picked up and had corrected right away. Things that could’ve caused a delay were taken care of ASAP. I’ve bought 4 houses in my lifetime, this was the best experience hands-down. If you're thinking of buying or selling, I would highly recommend Jerry!"
~ Donna P
Jerry is the best Realtor we have worked with by far. We truly appreciate his honesty and loyalty to his clientele. From the get-go, his impressive work ethics were evident as he immediately went to work. We will always be in his debt for helping us make our dream come true in finding our first home together. He was always a pleasure to meet with. His sense of humor created a positive and welcoming atmosphere, we appreciated his professionalism and his pleasant caring nature. Thank you for ALL that you do!
~ Zaher and Jason
Working with Jerry has been a wonderful experience as a first-time home buyer. He is honest, forthright, and empathetic in his work as a realtor. Jerry provided exceptional education during the entire process. He was available by phone call, text, or email when I had questions or concerns and kept me updated every step of the way. Jerry and his team helped me get chosen to buy a home that had 23 other offers on it. He also connected me with a reputable handyman to assist me in fixing up the new house. I could not have asked for a better realtor to help me with this task of finding the perfect home. If given the chance, ask to work with Jerry!
Excellent experience with Jerry! New to the area so his level of it knowledge in Ventura was definitely appreciated. Very responsive with communication. Would definitely recommend and use Jerry again when the need arises. Would consider Jerry more of a friend than a realtor!
~ Greg & Christine
Working with Jerry was EFFORTLESS, VERY professional and efficient - and I knew throughout the process that he had my back. Not all realtors have the ability to make you feel like YOUR interests are paramount, but Jerry does. Our deal was quick, easy, very satisfying - he is a true professional and I'm so glad we found you. Thanks, Jerry!
Jerry helped me put together a great deal on a newly rehabbed house here in Oxnard. I’m a vet, and we were lucky to have beat out another offer due in large part to the complete offer package and negotiating skills that Jerry has. He is the kind of guy you call if you want to feel like you have a family member working for you, and if you want your EVERY question answered day or night, Jerry is your agent! If you want a real, honest, very experienced, capable agent who will fight for you before, during AND after the sale call Jerry !
Amazing. Talk about going above and beyond your job as a Realtor. We hired Jerry to sell our home in Ventura, CA. Not only were we not in the same City, we weren't in the same State. This was a rental property, with a most difficult tenant. Jerry handled the situation with professional expertise. On many occasions Jerry had to deal with this tenant giving attitude, and putting up road blocks, to get buyers in to show the home. The tenant also left the place a mess, so Jerry had to explain to these buyers that they needed to look beyond the mess, and look at the house. We also had some problems with the house. During a long period of rain there was a major leak in the basement. Jerry arranged to have the restoration company there to take care of it immediately, then arranged to have all the repairs done. He would be there on a Sunday, or any other time of day or night, to coordinate the work..............some of the work he actually helped with!! Jerry was absolutely amazing. If you're looking for a Realtor, to not just list your home, but to listen, and handle the most difficult situations. Jerry's honesty and efficiency at dealing with each new wrinkle in our deal was such a wonderful aspect of his business ethics. We truly appreciated his attention to the minutest detail. .............Jerry Breiner is most definitely your man. Look no further if you are looking for someone who's willing to give you 110%."
~ Mike and Laura
"I need to say this would NEVER have been possible without my friend and BEST Realtor out there, Jerry Breiner! He showed me this was possible for me and like I said, I never dreamed it would be, especially in VENTURA! He connected me with Jordan Eller at Capital Mortgage and without my now friend, Dee Day at Stewart Title, again, this never would have been possible. I will professionally post their information, so please take note, these people went over and beyond for ME, more than any professional should have ever gone. I am so grateful for their diligence and quick action. Late night emails, texts, signatures sent out, number crunching, extreme interest in making this possible! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart Mr. Jerry Breiner!!! We are family. XO"
~ Robin D
"Jerry Breiner is the guy you call if you want to feel like you have a family member working for you. If you want your questions answered, if you want them answered day or night, if you want a real down to Earth guy working hard to help you buy or sell your place, Jerry is your man. Confidence, patience, and experience all on your side is a good thing... If you’re an experienced buyer/seller or if you’re new to the game, Jerry is going to have your back and you WILL feel like family. Two transactions with Mr. B now and to say he went above and beyond would be a ridiculous understatement. Let me put it this way: If it weren’t for Jerry, my wife and I would not be in our dream home. All I can say is, if you want a real, honest, very experienced, capable agent who will fight on your side and get a deal done... to help make your dreams come true... take my advice and just call Jerry first. You’re not going to find a better agent, or nicer guy. Just call him! Thank you again Jerry, for taking care of us!"
~ Andy S
I found myself in the difficult position of having to sell my mother's home after moving her into assisted care. I was under pressure, overwhelmed and very naive. Enter Jerry Breiner! He listened to my plight devised a plan and took charge. He guided me every step of the way with kindness and patience. He even went over and above the call of duty by charming my mom and talking me off the ledge on more than one occasion. He even managed to list and sell Mom's house Before our target date!
I am forever grateful to Jerry Breiner and would recommend him enthusiastically. Gerald is a wonderful agent. He is prompt, available, has experience, and is professional. We are so thankful to have had him as our agent for our recent home purchase and will continue to use him
I met Jerry when I inquired about about a home he had listed that was located in the area my wife and I had focused on as a great spot for our relocation from Bakersfield. That home was sold :( However, Jerry quickly built a list of homes based on our "wish lists" and we spent a few weekdays driving around and falling in love with most of them. His negotiation skills and market knowledge helped us close on a home well below listing price and we have since settled in and love it. I still email Jerry just for insite on real estate and for assistance on trying to find a home for our retired parents. He has yet to find the 3 bedroom house with a yard for sub 300k, but then again it doesn't exist in this county. He is trying though!
Jerry is an incredibly diligent and attentive realtor. He has loads of information and if he can’t answer a question he finds the answer immediately. He is ALWAYS available via text, phone, and/or email. Jerry works hard to fight for what you want/need. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!
~ Kristin .
Jerry did a wonderful job assisting us during our home purchase in Thousand Oaks, CA. His attention to detail and prompt responsiveness was especially appreciated since we were out of state buyers. I would highly recommend Jerry!
Jerry Breiner is a total pro real estate agent who knows every aspect of buying or selling a new home. He stays on top of the paperwork, negotiates very effectively, and does everything that's needed to close the deal in a timely manner. On top of that, he knows all the local contractors and was a great help in putting us in touch with the right people to make any repairs or modifications that were needed. He's not only fully competent, but was a joy to work with. Buying or selling a house has become a lot more complicated than it used to be, and we feel very fortunate to have found Jerry to work with us. Five stars all the way!
~ Gail and Mike
Ok… If you are looking to buy a house in Ventura you should call Jerry Breiner. He was our agent and it was a great experience. Jerry helped us every step of the way… answered every dumb question we had, continued to show us properties until we found the right one. We even called him on Thanksgiving to ask questions… he picked up… no problem. We brought our kids to almost every place we looked at… they debated loudly who’s room would be who’s at every place… he did great with the kids as well. Jerry is a super helpful person.
Thanks to Jerry... we just closed escrow on our dream house. And we looked a lot of houses. With his expert knowledge and local experience Jerry helped us to locate exactly what we were looking for and the deal we were looking for. We highly recommend Jerry Breiner to anyone looking to buy a home.
~ Kerry and Sammy
We had a special historic house for sale, and after interviewing many real estate agents who supposedly specialized in such houses we tried one in LA who turned out to be basically worthless. We started over and tried another, this time requiring that he use Jerry Breiner as a local broker in association. After a period of time it became apparent that Jerry was doing all the meaningful work and the super LA high power realtor was basically putting small ads in the LA Times. When the LA broker's listing ran out we did not renew it, and listed with Jerry exclusively. During the entire period Jerry had set up an excellent website at www.gouldresidence.com with lots of info on the house and its history; something the LA realtor never thought of or was apparently capable of. Not long after Jerry took over the listing we had a buyer. We had to do some negotiating, and Jerry was able to get us a price above the listed price. We are very impressed with Jerry's commitment, imagination, web skills, and general attitude and demeanor. The proof is in the pudding. Jerry sold the house; no one else did
~ Bob and Gretchen
Hey, Jerry-....didn't really get a chance to say how much I REALLY appreciate all you did to help make me an official homeowner! I absolutely couldn't have done it without you, and I'm so glad that I lucked out and got you for a realtor! It all just seemed to fall in place. You always had a calm perspective when I was freaking out, and were so very patient with my endless questions, so THANK YOU! I have to say the whole process was relatively painless, and everyone you introduced me to...Robert, Alex, Donna, Pat, have been top notch, and so knowledgeable...Woohoo, I'm a homeowner!
Jerry worked with my wife and I for approximately 6 months. He was available on the weekends and always willing to show us all the properties we wanted to see. He was so in tune with our needs and goals he actually helped us look outside our original parameters which allowed us to find the right home we were seeking. It was a lot of work, and some rejection with a few offers before finally securing an accepted offer. I highly recommend Jerry for all of your residential housing needs - buying or selling..Jerry is a true professional with a personality of gold! I was most impressed with his ability to keep us informed and up to date during our home search and ultimately our purchase. Jerry was always quick to respond to our inquires and set up showings quickly based on our schedules. A true pleasure to work with, Jerry kept the home buying process fun and entertaining. We look forward to working with Jerry again in the near future!"
~ Meg and Robert
Jerry Breiner earned this 5-star review. We were directed to one of their top real estate agents, Jerry Breiner, to help us assess our needs and discover the area to find properties that met our needs. The recommendation to work with Jerry would be one of the best real-estate recommendations we ever received. Jerry is very knowledgeable about the Ventura County real estate market and helped us to see new possibilities that met our needs for a vacation home. He was patient as we honed our search area, budget and wish list over a number of months- thank goodness for his patience! He is wonderful to work with and has a great personality- we really hit it off and enjoyed every interaction whether via phone or in person.
After finding a property that was a great fit, he impressed us even more when he took charge of the negotiation and the process with total professionalism. He is extremely thorough, fought for us and was always on top of all the forms needed to proceed. We ended up with some "challenges" with the selling agent we won't mention here, but Jerry helped minimize the impact of those on us- which was much appreciated.
I'd sum it up by saying Jerry started out as a business recommendation, became an acquaintance during this multi-month process, and we are now proud to now call him our friend. I would recommend anyone in the Ventura County area look up and work with Jerry Breiner as your agent. You’ll be glad you did.
~ Gaynor and Jim .
Gerald (Jerry) came highly recommended from a friend and so we gave him a call. From the moment I first spoke with Jerry on the phone, I was immediately struck by his down to earth, friendly manner, which was very much appreciated, especially in our area where our previous dealings with realtors have been stuffy and at times, condescending. Jerry was from word one, both professional and courteous and really made me feel that he was excited to help my wife and I find a home. I was almost startled with how quickly Jerry was willing to get to work showing us potential homes. Within the first week we were looking seriously at making an offer on a place that we loved, and Jerry talked us through every step of the process, explaining every detail and easing our minds. We were lucky to have our offer accepted, and Jerry again went to work. We encountered some snags and complications with the seller's agents and sellers themselves, but Jerry helped us through with advice, appropriate insight, and guidance that made everything seem as smooth as possible from our perspective. We were not used to such hard and diligent work from a realtor. Jerry's expertise and above and beyond professionalism unbelievable. His friendly, real world, "tell it like it is" manner is so, so welcome in this day and age. We felt more like we were working with a close friend or even family member, than a realtor. In the end, we closed successfully on a home that we love, in a neighborhood that we adore, and we honestly feel that we could not have done this without Jerry. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to friends or family. If you seek a realtor you can trust and will truly enjoy working with, look no further than ours. Call Jerry Breiner!
~ Angie and Andrew
Jerry was amazing. He's by far the best realtor I've ever worked with. I felt I could trust his judgement and he provided excellent advice. He's very familiar with the process, the area and was able to find a roofer to provide a quote after a heavy rain and roofers were not returning my calls. And, he seems like a great guy.
We wanted to thank Jerry for the tenacity he showed in helping us get – and KEEP – the deal we made on our new hillside home here in Ventura. From the very beginning, Jerry performed his fiduciary duties as a buyer’s agent for us above and way beyond what any realtor we have ever dealt with has done before: his perseverance in maintaining our integrity thru the sale process, and his going-to-bat on our behalf on numerous occasions kept a deal that kept trying to die from dying. He is also quite personable, and we always felt at ease thru the entire process, even when the going was rough. In the end, we can safely say without hesitation that we would heartily recommend Jerry Breiner as your agent if you are interested in ethics, honesty and tenacity.
Rob and Teresa .
Jerry Breiner served as the listing agent on our family trust’s home in the Ventura Harbor area, and thru the entire listing and sale process his attention to detail and honest, hard work on our behalf gave myself and my siblings a great sense of calm and relief. We had used another agent prior to finding Jerry, and we are so thankful that we found him – we would recommend Jerry to anyone looking to buy or sell. He truly listens.
I can’t say enough about how wonderful Jerry was in the successful though painful process of selling my home with a short sale. Thru the whole process, even before I listed it on the market, Jerry was instrumental in helping me set up the communications link with the bank and kept in constant contact with them, making sure every T was crossed and every I was dotted. Jerry helped in the actual moving out as well, packing up boxes and even doing some cleaning up of our house! I couldn’t have done it without you, Jerry – thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Jerry Breiner served as our realtor as both a listing agent on two of our family trust’s homes and as a buyer’s real estate agent in our purchase of an income property here in the downtown area. Jerry, as we grew to know him, is very determined to do the right thing, and through the listing and purchasing processes he was extremely detail oriented, making sure everything was as it was supposed to be. He is also a pleasure to be around, his humor injecting itself often, so that we were always at ease in working with him. We can’t say enough good things about him – and we recommend him highly.
Candace and Bob
My family came to Ventura, looking for a vacation home and we found Jerry thru a simple phone call. When we met him at the first house, we were instantly drawn to his humor and easiness, and though that first house wasn’t the one, we eventually found a great deal on a great house near everything we wanted. Jerry’s work on our behalf was stellar, and we recommend him highly.
Andy and Sandra