"A great agent makes you sleep."

– Gary Keller

"The best time to own a home is always 5 years ago."

– Ray Brown

"Don't wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait."

– Will Rogers

"The wise person of today invests their money in real estate."

– Andrew Carnegie


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Jon Tolhoek, Realtor®
Cal DRE# 01930113

HomeSmart Realty West

2878 Camino del Rio South, Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92108

What Agent Jon's Clients Say

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed working with Jon from start to finish. Even though I was a first-time homebuyer with limited knowledge of the home-buying process, Jon really cared to make sure I was informed and at ease with decisions every step of the way. He was extremely flexible and generous with his time and put in considerable effort to help me quickly reach my home-buying goal. I felt that Jon was honest and transparent with his advice, which was incredibly helpful in strategizing offers and with negotiation. I highly recommend Jon and will definitely be reaching out to him again with any future real estate needs.

Evan C.

As a long time mortgage banker in San Diego I've had the pleasure of working with many fine realtors and I can tell you that Jon is among the best.

Felisa S.

Jon knows his business, knows the area, and goes that extra mile to make sure you are a satisfied home owner/seller!!

Jeffrey S.

Working with Jon was an all around 5 star experience for so many reasons. He is a realtor that will listen to your needs and then work exhaustively to find you your home!

Doug J.

It has been a pleasure working with Jon. If you want a realtor that puts his client before money, Jon is the guy.


5-Star Yelp Reviews

He did an excellent job of walking us through the home buying process and making sure he understood our needs from the very beginning.

Amber C.

Jon did for us what our previous realtor was unable to do, he sold our house!  Jon worked tirelessly to get our house sold.  He helped us every step of the way and his knowledge of the area (very important in my opinion) was obvious.   He was patient with all our questions, he showed up at a moments notice to help with a crisis or two and responded to calls and texts promptly.  We already had a house picked out to purchase in another state.  Jon also worked closely with our out of state realtor.  If you are looking for an honest and reliable realtor then work with Jon!

Connie G.

Amazing. Freaking amazing. Great negotiator. Kind. Knows his stuff. I'm glad I found him.

Joseph G.

Jon's motto is "Your home. Discovered," and it fits. I came away feeling that his goal was not to make the sale, but to truly help me discover just the right home.

Liz N.


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