CalDRE Lic. No. 01238746
Seller Representative Specialist
Risk Management Specialist
Accredited Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Certified Negotiation Expert
Juli Zerbe is the broker/owner of Sage Real Estate Co. She was raised in Julian from birth and has a broad knowledge of San Diego County communities and the rural back country. She holds a B.A. from Point Loma College. Growing up as the daughter of an Architect, Juli acquired a strong sense of how buildings function as homes and how homes play an integral part in sustaining harmony and fulfillment in individuals.
Juli also especially appreciates the rich lifestyle that small, historic and rural communities have to offer. Her roots run deep in Julian but her branches as a senior real estate specialist extend to Ramona, Poway, Alpine and Escondido.
Juli was licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate in 1998 and became a broker in 2003 and has worked diligently to learn the complexities of real estate from marketing to pricing and negotiations. She specializes in presenting listings carefully and directly to the market that is best suited for the home. Juli is a real estate columnist for the Julian News giving expert analysis of the Julian market and helpful real estate tips for buyers and sellers. Juli and her husband, Joe Hutchinson, have rehabbed and sold a number of properties and currently own 8 rentals in Alabama, Texas and California. Juli’s other interests include historic preservation, community service, hiking, oil painting, sustainable living and gardening.
“Juli Zerbe represented me as the buyer, and also represented the seller in a real estate transaction early this year. I was very impressed with Juli’s knowledge and abilities. She responded immediately to my questions and needs, in a straightforward manner. I found her to be extremely honest and hard working. She also amazed me with her knowledge and ability to handle all our dealings through computer technology, a real advantage since the property was in Julian, Calif., I was in Newport Beach, Calif., and the seller was in Canada. I recommend her without reservation!”
Donna Dawson, Newport Beach
“Juli is hands down the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. She always went beyond what I would expect an agent to do, such as showing up to meet inspectors when I was unavailable.”
Kathie Satterfield, Flagstaff, AZ
” Juli Zerbe grew up in Julian and knows the area well. She loves the land and is willing to tramp all parts of it while she advises on the unique aspects of living here. She listens thoughtfully to her clients, and efficiently works to carry out their wishes. We have total faith in her honesty and reliability.”
Julie Olfe, Luxury Home Owner
“Juli carried us through a very difficult escrow for purchase of commercial property in Julian. She was always there, always right on… The escrow finally closed after a year of in and out, seller demands, buyer impatience, financing problems, changes midstream…. always with the professional talent needed. We recommend her without question to anyone looking for property in Julian and surrounds.”
Chuck Kimball, Julian Medical Foundation
” I listed my Julian, CA property for sale with Juli in 2003, pre-Cedar Fire. My property miraculously survived. Post-Cedar Fire, Juli continued showing that listing in the aftermath and negotiated a very considerate and favorable transaction for me and the Buyers with a turn-key, move-in-ready home after they had lost everything in that horrible county-wide inferno. Compassion and consideration for both sides of the deal were paramount with Juli’s representation.
Juli has recently represented my wife and I in purchase offers on properties listed in Julian, Pine Valley, and Descanso. Her knowledge of the history, property values, and real estate market of the San Diego East County mountain communities is not only deep-rooted but diverse as the geography north to south. Juli’s diligence and attention to detail for the benefit of her client is above expectation.
Juli Zerbe is knowledgeable of market conditions, dedicated to positive customer service, considerate of client concerns, patient yet persistent to meet all expectations. I highly recommend this Real Estate Professional. “
Rick Strait, Julian