Let's Find Your Dream Home.
Raquel will arrange to meet you for a buyer consultation. Known for her ability to listen and understand a luxury home buyer's needs, you can expect a skilled and straightforward approach to your homebuying journey. Here you'll address any questions you may have about the process and share what you need to find a property that joins your uncompromising taste and lifestyle with the home of your dreams.
This is a vital first step in the home buying process. The majority of luxury homes in the area require proof of funds before viewings. This letter shows the seller you are a legitimate buyer entering their private property with the means to buy should you decide to move forward.
Your financial institution or lender can easily provide you with this letter that will grant you access to all the amazing opportunities in your price range.
Here is the fun part! We'll schedule private tours of the homes you've loved from your personalized property alerts, searches, and Raquel's off-market database. If time is a constraint or you live out of town, Raquel will screen your favorite homes on your behalf. She will provide you with comprehensive video footage and key insights on the overall area, noise levels, quality of finishes, architecture, and views. She will see the property as if through your eyes and point out the things she knows are important to you.
When you're ready, Raquel will work closely with you to present a competitive offer on your behalf and begin negotiations. This process is often stressful and uncertain for the buyer, but you can rest assured that Raquel is a seasoned negotiator and will do her best to bring the parties together. Once mutual acceptance is reached, you can open escrow, and the countdown to your new home begins!
Once you open escrow, the home will go through an appraisal and inspection period. The appraisal guarantees the price matches the property's value, while the inspection focuses on the home's condition and makes sure everything is functioning properly with no major issues.
Get excited because it's time to close on your home! This process includes all the final paperwork and one last walkthrough to ensure everything is as you expected. Rest assured, Raquel will stick with you until the keys are yours and will do everything she can to make your experience a positive one.
The majority of her business is referral-based. That means her clients have had a great experience worth sharing. Her goal is to make sure you feel the same way.
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS With over 15 years’ experience in the world of real estate, Raquel has distinguished herself by her commitment to building long-term relationships and providing personalized attention and exceptional service. A true professional and advocate of the interests of her clients, Raquel introduces the new standard of highly-personalized service in real estate. In the industry known for its narrow focus on transactions, her mindset is organized exclusively around the long-term financial and emotional well-being of those she serves.Schedule a Call
We are so grateful to have had the great fortune of working with Raquel to help us find the perfect home for our family in Rancho Santa Fe. She did everything and more to fulfill our very specific needs regarding the school district, equine activities, proximity to trails, and of course, comfort and beauty of the home. Always attentive and with a great attitude, she stood side by side with us throughout the entire process. She made us feel like we were her top priority and always advised us with our best interests at heart, even if it did not benefit her bottom line. Honest, professional, responsible, and hardworking, what else can you ask for? Than...— Cristina A.
We knew we wanted to move to Rancho Santa Fe but had no idea who to hire for the job. My husband is very skeptical when meeting salespeople, so I knew I had to get it right the first time. I followed a few Instagram accounts of realtors in the area and always found myself coming back to Raquel. I liked that she lived in RSF and has excellent taste. We gave her a call, met at her office the next day. She is well connected in the community and was ready with homes to view the next day. She thawed my husband’s steely attitude by the time the first showing was over. Excellence in attention and service! So glad we found her.— Seller
Raquel was a tremendous asset in selling our home. Her thoughtful approach and marketing helped us to not only sell our house quickly but also to get several offers. She never missed a showing insisting she could show potential buyers the property best. We worked with Raquel in both selling our home and buying our new home, all within the same month. She never let the pressure get to her even when things got tough. She was helpful, compassionate and always kept us up to date on what was going on. I would be happy to work with Raquel again anytime and highly recommend her.— Sarita
My wife and I recently worked with Raquel on finding a home for our move to California. We viewed over 40 homes with her spanning five different counties including Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego. We spent a lot of time together, and she was nothing short of amazing. We located our dream home in San Diego while still living out of town and she took care of everything in our absence. She was there for us every step of the way and went above and beyond what we ever expected. By far the best agent we have ever worked with. Thank you, Raquel.— Az F.
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and very professional, Raquel was a pleasure to work with and made my first home buying journey a simple and most pleasant experience. She was very patient with me as a first-time buyer and never made me feel insecure about asking my many, many questions. She walked me through the buying process knowing how important it was for me to understand every step. She is the consummate professional and we are so lucky we found her. We love our new home!— Buyer
Raquel’s refreshingly friendly attitude and up-to-date know-how stood out for us after meeting a few pushy, outdated, and even rude salespeople while viewing open houses. We viewed her property on multiple occasions and she was kind, sincere, and welcoming every time. You could tell she took pride in her listing and showed it beautifully. I kept her info and will be sure to ring her up if we ever need a realtor again.— Grace
Best realtor in town! Amazing knowledge of San Diego 100% dedication to her work! One of the things I liked most about working with Raquel is that she personally showed me around the area, so I could see the neighborhoods I might be living in. I recommend using Raquel’s services to anyone who is looking for professionalism, respect, great service, and a friendly face in the San Diego area.— Buyer
Raquel is kind, intelligent, and real. Most importantly, she makes you feel like you’re her first priority. She showed me a few properties in Rancho Santa Fe and we actually decided on a property, went into escrow but due to seller issues, we are back on the hunt! She has been so patient in this entire process and we really appreciate all her hard work. Thanks again for everything, Raquel!— Andrew H.
Raquel is easy to reach, has high-end communication skills, and seems to always get a great result. Whether I am buying or selling, I know I have the best representation. I witnessed Raquel go above and beyond her duties to make sure I was protected. She thought of many details that an experienced real estate client, like myself, wouldn’t know nor remember. She is the best.— Seller
I can't say enough about our amazing experience with San Diego's Best Realtor Raquel! Her professionalism, her experience, and commitment to getting us the best deal on our new amazing home were beyond compare. Thank you for all of your hard work and patience.— Moris
Most honest realtor in town with an amazing knowledge of San Diego. 100% dedication to her clients! I recommend using Raquel’s services to anyone who is looking for professionalism, respect, great service, and a friendly face in the San Diego area.— Buyer
Raquel really cared about us and our interests, and never pressured us, which my wife and I really appreciated. She was honest and really hard working, always giving up her weekends for us. You can't ask for a better agent!— David
It was a pleasure to work with Raquel. She is very responsive and determined to help you find the right home. She looks out for her clients and will go far beyond what you would ever expect to achieve in a realtor.— Seller
I absolutely recommend Raquel as she was a pleasure to work with. Super responsive and always available to answer my many questions. We definitely plan on working with her again in the future.— Ethan T.
We were so excited when Raquel joined Douglas Elliman. Her professionalism, integrity, and work ethic combine to deliver five-star service. Since dah one her performance has been exceptional.— Peter H.
Raquel is very responsive and determined to help you find the right home. She looks out for her clients and will go far beyond what you would ever expect to achieve in a realtor— Buyer | Seller
Amazing agent and person! You'll love working with Raquel. She has your interest at heart, always.— David T.
The only place to get your home from in San Diego.— Buyer
Discover the Possibilities with an Industry Expert who Calls Rancho Santa Fe, Home. Looking to purchase or sell an idyllic property in one of the country’s most coveted locales? Work with local expert, Raquel Benguiat, for a personalized experience, exceptional service, and the most comprehensive expertise in Rancho Santa Fe real estate. It begins with a conversation — Let’s connect.Let's Connect