Michael Ortloff

Steve Ploetz is the best agent I have ever used. We needed to sell our home in San Marcos for a work related move to Sunnyvale, CA. To purchase a home in the SF Bay area you are competing with many prospective buyers who may have all cash and no contingencies. In order to compete, we needed to sell and close our house in less than 30 days. With Steve, every aspect of the selling process was accelerated and we actually closed in less than 30 days and every detail went smoothly. We highly recommend Steve as he has met or exceeded all of our expectations.

John DL Arendsen

I have personally and professionally known this young man since I coached him in soccer and baseball. He wasn’t the 8 foot giant he is today but he had all the fixens i.e. true grit and dedication.
If Steve tells you something you can count on it. He’s a down home boy from his heart and soul but he’s a stalwart, smart and aggressive lone star hero from his gut and he will get the job done.
I’ve also known Steve’s Mom and Dad and have been their neighbors for 34 years. There are no finer folks and they’ve done a wonderful job raising this fine gentleman who graduated from one of the greatest ever universities. UCSD!! Go Steve!!!

Kristina Konrady

Steve worked around our schedule and helped us find a house that we love.  He knew what we were looking for and didn’t waste time showing us houses that he knew we wouldn’t like.  He was very professional and at the same time very personable.  We will definitely be calling Steve if we need an agent in the future.

Paul Kracha

Steve Ploetz and Kathy Fortenberry are excellent Realtors!  As a first-time buyer, I was looking for a high quality home in North County that would fit my modest budget.  They both displayed extreme confidence while maintaining a positive attitude as they showed me home after home.  As we traveled the long journey of finding the right house, I was amazed how knowledgeable they were concerning market trends, reasonable pricing and the competition from numerous other bidders.  After 6 months, I finally decided on a home that was listed under aspecial Fannie May program.  In the current market, MLS properties were switching from “New Listing” to “Contingent” in the same day.  Kathy helped me keep my composure as I was tempted to over-bid just to close the deal.  Once the offer was accepted with her suggested contingencies, Kathy followed up through daily communications between the seller, my lender and escrow to keep things moving. I’m happy to say, escrow closed on time and with the current interest rates, well within my budget.  I would highly recommend Century 21 Realtors, Steve and Kathy as your partner in your own search for the home of your dreams.

Sally Glausser

Steve helped us through a two year process of selling my parent’s home. He went above and beyond anything I would have expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Jennifer Miner

It was a pleasure working with Steve!  He helped us through the process with ease and took into account our wants/needs when looking at the homes! Would work with him again any day!

Norma Hubble

Steve was always professional, calm, solution oriented, and in touch!!! I have bought and sold many houses in my life and this was the most pleasant and worry free experience.  He certainly went above and beyond without ever making me feel that I was a  nuisance and, although I knew differently, I felt like I was his only client and his top priority.  I would be extremely comfortable and eager to recommend him.

Jeffrey Thoma

“It is my privilege to be writing this letter today on behalf of Stephen Ploetz, my realtor and friend, who for the past four and a half months has been assisting me in my search for the perfect home in San Diego. I began the search in mid March amidst a very busy schedule, as I was just finishing up graduating from UCSD and finding a job in the area. It was my first time looking into real state, and prior to meeting, Steve made sure to ask all the right questions for efficient selection of properties to view on our first outing. His professionalism and open attitude made it very easy to describe to him my hopes and fears of purchasing real estate, to which his replies were always honest and sincere. This sincerity is perhaps what has made the difference, having Steve both as a realtor with a business eye and as a friend with a vested interest in his client’s satisfaction. I noticed that at every home we visited, he was intently listening to the comments about what I liked and disliked, constantly revising the requisites for the perfect home for me. Steve’s job was not easy.

However, his job did not end at the mere discovery of the perfect home. After an arduous search, the time had come to write an offer. This is where Steve demonstrated his expertise as a realtor. As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions, and Steve answered every one of these questions more than adequately through his organizational
and personal skills. If there was ever a question for which he did not know the answer, or a question that he could not answer with one-hundred percent certainty, his response was, “I will look into it and get back to you.” For this response, Steve always kept his promise, even answering questions that I had forgotten I had asked. Steve was always available by phone for questions and comments and was prompt about getting back to me if he was unavailable. And when the property closed escrow more than a week early, Steve was there to welcome me into my first home and to help me move some of my furniture that same evening. To this day, Steve still follows up with me to ensure that I am confident with my purchase and to offer his services for home improvement.

I would like to commend Steve for his professionalism, affability, sincerity, honesty, and attentiveness to detail; all characteristics that I believe make him a great realtor and a great friend. With one-hundred percent certainty, I can now say that I fully recommend Stephen Ploetz as a hard-working realtor who will help anyone find the perfect home. His critical eye and good knowledge of the market allowed me to find what I feel was a great purchase for me. I feel that he will be able to do the same for anybody. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, as I hope that you have taken equal pleasure in reading as I have had in writing.

Best Regards,
Jeffrey Thoma”