I’ve utilized Ric Goodman and his real estate expertise in locating and marking real estate for many years. The strategies and marketing skills that Ric brings to the table make a world of difference in my bottom line. Due to Ric’s hard work and knowledge, we were able to sell for more than I expected on several occasions. I frequently have large amounts of money on the line, and the immense trust I have in Ric makes it easy to sleep at night. I would highly recommend Ric Goodman and his services to anyone looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate.

Chief Denney

Star of A&E’s “Flipping San Diego”

We want to share with you our experience of working with Ric Goodman & Kim Paton at Prudential California Realty during the selling of our home. Quite simply, we highly recommend them to you, should you or one of your friends ever need real estate services. We first met Ric and Kim at an open house down the street at one of their other listings. We liked what we saw in their professionalism, knowledge and confidence. When it came time to put our home on the market, and after interviewing several other agents, we had no doubt about listing our home with Ric and Kim.

From day one, Ric and Kim put our needs first. They were always responsive and sympathetic to our needs. They left no detail uncovered and their high standards were apparent from our first meeting to the close of escrow.

Ric and Kim’s knowledge of the real estate market is obvious. We had a big decision to make about putting our home on the market and a short time frame to sell our home. The strategies and marketing tools that Ric and Kim brought to the table made a world of difference in the market place. With those tools we knew Ric and Kim didn’t just want to list our home, they wanted to SELL our home. And sell it did. We had a buyer for our home in the first 29 days. Their marketing skills are second to none. We are ecstatic!

As a thank you to Ric and Kim for all they have done for us, we are letting people know firsthand that they have been a wonderful resource. If you are thinking at all about selling your home in the future, we would highly recommend you call them at 619-871-0900. Take a moment to chat with them, you won’t regret it.

Your former neighbors,

Jim & Carol Walsh

Ric and Kim were referred to us by a family friend and we are so thankful for all of their help. They are extremely knowledgeable about all the in’s and out’s of the entire process and we trusted them completely. If there was something we questioned about the property or something we did not like, they immediately approached the seller with our concern and it was solved. They took the time to completely understand what it was we were looking for and helped us purchase our very first house. They’re not only great realtors, but they have become our friends. We would recommend them to anyone. They genuinely care and make sure everyone in the party is happy.

Dan & Rebecca

Ric and Kim,

Thank you so much for the wonderful card that was really special. We are in love with this home!!

We really appreciate all that you provided in our journey. I can’t imagine us in any other home. This is just perfect! I can’t wait to cook Thanksgiving dinner in my awesome kitchen! Soon we will have you over, almost complete on the projects we have going on. Next is yard work! Thank you again for all you did. Enjoy your holiday season.

Thinking of you,

Chad and Pam Gibson

Ric and Kim,

Thank you for being so patient with us while we searched for our home. It was a pleasure working with you and we have had many, many laughs. We hope to remain friends.

Stuart and Breanna Hamer

Ric and Kim have more experience and resources at their fingertips than any realtor I have previously worked with. They have tremendous knowledge of the market and are particularly familiar with Mount Helix. Ric and Kim are able to obtain the best value for your price range and locate properties well suited for our needs. Their savvy understanding of the market, the complexities of short sales and the motivation of the seller, coupled with access to needed resources at the time needed, allowed them to navigate smoothly and efficiently through our transaction. They are results oriented and build lasting relationships through their post transaction support. I wholeheartedly recommend Ric and Kim to anyone considering a real estate transaction, particularly a complex purchase; they were a joy to work with.

Larry & May

Ric and Kim,

Thank you for helping me and Gary, get our home. I still can’t believe that I can be a home owner again after foreclosing my home in 2006. Ric motivating me to call his lender to get the pre-approved loan, I just couldn’t imagine I would get it. You guys are awesome. Again, on behalf of Gary and myself I thank you, Ric and Kim for making everything possible for us. You guys made our dreams come true….

God Bless,

Nenette and Gary

Hi, and thanks you two!

You are awesome! Ernie is really doing great, talking a blot and doing his Physical Therapy.

Thank you both for all the hard work you put into selling Ernie’s home while he was ill. You took a heavy burden off of him. We are forever grateful for your caring and professionalism.

With love

Kathy and Ernie

Ric and Kim are great agents! I was looking for a second house as a rental property when I stumbled into one of their open houses. We got to talking and it was obvious from the beginning that they knew what they were talking about and had experience in investment real estate. Not only was I new to the investment side of real estate, I was using my VA loan to do it! Ric and Kim expertly explained to me what characteristics a good rental property needs to have and what to watch out for. They had been to many of the properties on the MLS list in my price range and could narrow down the list of possible properties that would make a good rental. They never pressured me on any house, they actually constantly pointed out flaws or drawbacks that I hadn’t noticed and they only had my best interest at heart. After we found a property they spent days negotiating price and repairs with a less than professional selling agent. There were many opportunities for them to decide it wasn’t worth their time and energy and tell me that I had to agree to their deal or walk, but they never did. Because they work hard and know the ropes and the laws so well we eventually got all the repairs and concessions we had asked for. Ric and Kim even held up some of the final paperwork, including their own commission, until all of the repairs were completed! Ric and Kim will be on your side helping you from start to finish!

George and Marie

Dear Ric and Kim,


Thank you so much for all your help in finding our new home. We are very excited – although still can’t believe it!!! I appreciate your hard work in helping me make my dream come true.

Keep in touch!

Ariana Zur

Ric and Kim,

We are so grateful for all you help in finding us our dream home. We are very blessed. Can’t wait to have you over for a BBQ. You’re a great Team. Thanks for the beautiful clock, looks great on our mantle.

Many Blessings,

Brenda and Tom Meshot

Ric and Kim,

We were so fortunate to have met you two at that random open house. Choosing you as our agents was the best decision that we could have made. Thank you for all the time and efforts that you both put in to help us find our perfect home!

All the best to you both,

Dan and Karina

Ric and Kim were the perfect realtors for me. I was the buyer of a short sale property, and they definitely knew the procedures and got the deal through escrow as quickly as possible. They always answered my emails and phone calls immediately and kept me up to date on where we were in the escrow. They kept the documents flowing efficiently and we closed escrow in the shortest time possible. You will enjoy working with them, and you can count on them to be honest and professional.

Peter M

Our experience with Ric and Kim was wonderful! We are newly engaged, first-time home buyers, and we found our perfect home thanks to Ric and Kim. Throughout the process, they were extremely helpful and happy to answer any questions we had…and we had a lot! They are experts at what they do and they worked so hard to help us get this property. We heard short sales can take forever and be a real pain, but we were in our home in record time! They exceeded our expectations and we will recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Randy & Samantha

Extremely professional, dedicated, punctual and knowledgeable about market and industry. Great client advocate, excellent communication and negotiating skills. Exceptional attention to details. Very generous with their time and knowledge. I wouldn’t work with ANYONE else! Ric & Kim are the BEST agents I have ever had the pleasure of working with.


Ric and Kim were recommended to my wife and me from a previous client. We had special needs and needed someone whom we could trust. We were very nervous because we were not in the same geographical location that we wanted a home. As soon as I contacted them I was extremely impressed and comfortable. Not only were they knowledgeable but also totally honest. They made our journey not only easy but enjoyable. We talked and researched for months prior to even meeting face to face. I flew in to town and hit the ground running. With all our ducks in a row we looked at over 20 properties in as little as 2 days. They were so patient and willing to go that extra mile knowing I only had the weekend to put in a bid. Well, let’s just say that the second from the last house we looked at was “THE ONE.” We stayed up late writing up the offer with high hopes and empty stomachs. The next morning I was on a plane home only to receive a call from them by the time I landed letting me know we got it. . If you want a dream home and have high hopes Ric and Kim are the ones for you… My wife and I are so happy and thrilled with our new home that every day from here on out is a true blessing.

Thank you Ric and Kim,

Taylor and Gloria

My wife suggested we work with Ric and Kim when we started the process of buying a house and I am so glad she did (I knew several realtors through work and via friends and had no idea who we might work with). She chose Ric and Kim because she felt they understood what we were looking for, especially since we had some very particular requirements that were important to us. Ric and Kim did a fantastic job guiding us in our search which took 3 or 4 months and supported us all along the way until we found what we were looking for. The final stage of negotiation, paperwork and escrow went very smoothly. Thank you both Ric and Kim – we love our house and could not have found it without you!

Ryan & Lapida

I found Ric and Kim very professional. They treated my wife and me fairly and ethically. They provided us with the names of reputable service people who were able to assist in preparing our home for sale. We were able to sell our home quickly, and received more than the original asking price. I believe this is due to their knowledge of the real estate market and skillful negotiating ability. I will use Ric and Kim for future real estate needs and highly recommend them to anyone else for their real estate needs.

Bill and Carley

We were moving from out of the area and had contacted several realtors over a year. Ric and Kim stood out as being very knowledgeable and extremely patient. We were those customers that wanted everything but could only afford less. They worked within our constraints finding us a very nice house in a great area that fit within our budget. Ric ad Kim are very personable, easy to talk to and very professional. Prior to writing this review my wife and I already talked about recommending them to anyone looking for a house or property in the San Diego area.

Andy & Lori

Ric and Kim were listed as the agents to contact for a house we wanted to see. They came promptly to meet us and showed us the home. Their comfortable, low-pressure style appealed to us very much, so we decided to let them find other homes in which we might be interested. They were very quick studies and showed us only homes in our price range that met all of our specifications. In less than a month, we found a house that suited our needs and decided to make an offer. Ric and Kim managed a couple rounds of negotiations in a skillful and honest way. We wound up happy with the price we paid and also felt good for the family whose house we bought. They were very knowledgeable about the escrow and closing processes. They helped us understand the process and guided us through it expertly. We are very happy in our new home and we owe this, in part, to Ric and Kim’s terrific assistance. We recommend them highly and without reservation.

Trent and Dee

Honesty and integrity are two traits that are difficult to find in our world today, but I found them in Ric and Kim. They helped me to understand the market trends today and what it takes to negotiate through Short Sales as well as traditional home sales. If they didn’t have an answer they would admit it then make it a priority to find the answer. They always went the extra mile to make sure each step went smooth. From finding the right home, to loan qualification, through inspections and follow through to closing, not to mention follow up after the deal was completed. I would recommend Ric and Kim to any serious buyer who appreciates being treated respectfully without any high pressure to make decisions.

Leo and Vicky

Very much enjoyed working with Ric and Kim on finding and purchasing a house this year. They were patient as I refined my search, was always willing to run down a listing if I saw something I liked, and always took the time to visit homes when I wanted to give them a personal look; never created an atmosphere that felt hurried or impatient. I would not hesitate to utilize Ric and Kim’s services again in the future and have already recommended them to several friends in the area.

Matthew and Peyton

I found Ric and Kim on the Internet in the area where I was looking for a home. They responded immediately to my message. They wanted to find out about my preferences and put together a list of prospective targets. During the visits they were always on time and they did their prior preparatory homework. Shortly after I was able to clearly define what kind of location and property I want, they contacted me about a newly listed one which turned out to be the perfect for me. They also helped me during the negotiations and with the inspection. Ric and Kim are knowledgeable, responsive and friendly agents.

Harry & LeAnn

Ric and Kim were awesome! We just closed a few days ago on our first home. They helped us find the perfect home. They fought for us the whole way through. This was no easy task on the home we bought. We were dealing with a VERY difficult listing agent…but Ric and Kim helped make it happen. We will always be grateful! We HIGHLY recommend RIC AND KIM…DO IT! =)

Doug and Lacey