Buying With Us

Buyer Guide

The home buying process involves several steps, from finding a Realtor® to making an offer to closing the deal. Whether you’re a first-time or experienced buyer, begin with reviewing our Buyer Guide below.

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Luxury & Coastal Group

Founded and directed by Jay Becker, the Luxury and Coastal Group is an elite full-service real estate team integrated with distinguished Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. We specialize in providing superior end-to-end client service for buyers and sellers in San Diego and Orange counties. Learn more about us HERE.

Results Matter

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Properties sold by Luxury & Coastal Group under the leadership of Jay Becker.

Client Testimonials

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Buyer Client
“Jay Becker is worthy of more than a review, he is worthy of a story. All the good qualities that Jay has as a realtor could not possibly be sufficiently covered in a simple review. For more than 10 years, my husband and I had looked for the right property near the San Diego coast. Unfortunately, my husband passed away and so did my dream of having a home on the coast. Jay has a way of nudging, but not putting pressure on you when it seems the time is right. We found a beautiful custom home/property in Point Loma last summer listed at $9.5 million. The home was beautifully built and the view will never be obstructed. Due to the price, I tried to put it out of my mind. However, with Jay’s incredible persistence and negotiating skills, I ultimately got the property at a significantly lower price! Now, I own my dream home. Jay is the best negotiator I have ever met. He is patient and does not shy away from the hard work. Thanks to Jay, I now have a home that my family will enjoy for years to come.”
— Marilyn C.

Buyer Client
“Jay was phenomenal to work with — we can’t imagine having found a better agent in terms of his kindness, local knowledge, attention to detail, negotiation skills, and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure we ended up in a home we absolutely love. We’d been in touch with Jay for 3 years before buying our “forever home” in Del Mar (4k sq. feet, 4 bedrooms, whitewater ocean view, pool & hot tub, multiple decks/terraces, family-friendly & walkable neighborhood, purchased for just under $6m). It was a very competitive process — our bid won in a multiple-offer process in a highly competitive market with limited inventory on the market. Because we were relocating from out of the area, we appreciated how closely Jay monitored the market and the process, communicating with us frequently. From discovery of the various areas we might buy, to zeroing in on Del Mar (originally we’d been more focused on La Jolla), to negotiating the complex process, ironing out all of the final details, and making move preparations run smoothly, Jay absolutely exceeded our expectations. We highly, highly recommend working with him!”
— Robert S.

Buyer Client
“I bought my first home through Thomas. What I appreciated most throughout my buying experience was having someone knowledgeable there to help me through the process. I would definitely recommend Thomas for real estate services in the future.”
— Jordan B.

Buyer Client
“I have been both a home buyer AND a home seller with Jay Becker of Pacific Sotheby’s, and very highly recommend him. He works tirelessly for his clients and is a dogged advocate for them. As a longtime veteran of the San Diego real estate market, Jay’s experience in and knowledge of the local market and national state of the industry is unsurpassed. Twice now, Jay has awed me with his attention to detail, willingness to listen and then act on my behalf, and his meticulous and unrelenting thoroughness in overseeing the legal and industry-specific details of home purchases and sales. Most importantly, Jay accomplishes all this while being humble, kind and easy to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
— Linda T.

Buyer Client
“We recently worked with Jay Becker on the purchase of our single-family home in La Jolla Shores, Ca. Jay exceeded our expectations in every way. He is astute regarding the submarket, business process, due diligence issues, and our planned renovation program. We moved quickly to secure a unique opportunity and where we needed third party input to feel secure in proceeding, Jay connected us to quality sources. He always worked to our speed and priorities — his helpfulness was never intrusive. Jay is a high-quality individual with fundamental integrity. Responsive in communication, smart and pleasant to work with — from our initial meeting to closing (and after) Jay is someone we enjoyed working with — and would work with again.”
— Lauren & David D.

Buyer Client
“Our realtor at Sotheby’s in Boston recommended Jay Becker when our family decided to move to San Diego. We could not have asked for a better recommendation. We did not know the area and flew in for a few days and he showed us all the neighborhoods. Our budget was in the 2-3m range in La Jolla, which put us up against an extremely competitive pool of buyers. There ended up being 11 offers on the home that we ultimately purchased. Two offers were over ours, but Jay with his incredible negotiating skills won us the property and we will be forever grateful. I would not recommend anyone more strongly. He was also great with our kids when we had to drag them along to see a few of the places.”
— Brooke & Terry


If your goal is to find a great property and make sure you don’t miss out on anything or pay too much, we can help you accomplish these objectives. Please contact us using this inquiry form for a no-obligation consultation. You can also call/text Jay at 858-335-4235 or Thomas at 619-693-6463.

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