Lenna Doyle

Lenna Doyle

DRE: 01732169
(858) 449-6560
[email protected]


Having lived in San Diego for the last 40 years and the beach areas for 30, I know San Diego County well. I specialize in the central and coastal areas of San Diego County and have expertise in all aspects of residential real estate. I enjoy the relationships that I develop with my clients very much and hold and value communication as the utmost importance in a real estate transaction. This communication has been invaluable to me in negotiation, a skill of which I am very proud. I am thrilled to have received the 5 Star Professional Award and recognized in San Diego Magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2019. The award is based on surveys of San Diego homebuyers who rate their agents on communication, customer service and overall satisfaction.

After a career as a zookeeper at the world famous San Diego Zoo, I switched animals completely almost 15 years ago to work in Real Estate. Oddly enough, there is a similarity to the two careers in that success in both depends on great relationships with those you work with!

Born in Sweden, I stay connected with my membership with the House of Sweden in Balboa Park. I also enjoy my board position with the esteemed La Jolla Woman's Club. With a daughter who is an alumnus of the women's golf team at the Univ. of Colorado and a son who is playing college golf at UC Berkeley, we are avid fans of the game!

What Clients Are Saying

Lenna is an amazing realtor that really cares about her clients. She has now sold us 2 homes and I would recommend her to everyone. She is extremely patient and keeps our best interests in mind. With our first home, I had other realtors try to pressure us into homes we didn't feel comfortable, meanwhile Lenna would always steer us back to our original assessment and remind us of our "non-negotiables". I also felt I could be honest with our budget and what we were comfortable with while others may try to get you to max out what you're qualified for. She also makes us feel important regardless of our budget / location; you can tell with some agents they're straining to be excited about the area. She's extremely patient as we started looking for our new home more than 3 years ago. Throughout the purchasing process, she really gives a full-service product. She makes sure you're protected and getting a fair deal (i.e. we wouldn't remove contingencies until everything was in place to make sure we didn't lose our deposit). She recommended repair people and even made some calls to get things started (which is technically not her job!). She recommended property managers for our condo and had tips on where to list it to get it rented. She also fought to get at least some of the closing costs on both of our sales to cover repairs / other costs. As a comparison, on an investment property when I suggested that to an out-of-state agent, he never called me back! She's genuine and cares a great deal about the quality of her work. She had even remembered that one of our reasons for our original purchase was that we wanted to have and dog. Once everything went through she even sent us information about a rescue, which he has been with us now for 6 years!

R Tweedle/La Mesa

Lenna was my agent when I bought my condo in San Diego in 2010. This was my first-ever real estate transaction, and Lenna helped me make sense of the bewildering mass of paperwork involved. I was really glad to have her overseeing things because I knew I could trust her judgment and expertise. It took me a long time, and a lot of searching, to find the property that was in the right location at the right price. It took a lot of time and patience on Lenna's part - finding this perfect "fit"! She was very helpful through all stages - from searching, to putting in the offer, to closing the sale, even to helping me find contractors for the necessary fix-up work. I am 100% satisfied with my new home and Lenna's service!

Susan Teeter - San Diego
My wife and I worked with Lenna over a year period to find the perfect house for us. We were very picky and even fickle through the process; and Lenna was unflappably kind, supportive and hard working for us the entire time. I am typing this recommendation from the office in our new dream home in the hills of El Cajon. It's been two months now and I still arrive home each day with a sense of excitement and gratitude to be here. Much of my gratitude is owed to Lenna. Here are some "over the top" things that Lenna did during over the year of working with her: - She would watch our (very active) 2 year old son (Andrew) as we were visiting houses so that we could be more relaxed and hurried through the process. She became so close my son that on the first day after the close of escrow Lenna and I arrived at the house at the same time. Andrew was already in the house with my wife when he saw us. He ran out of the home toward us and I assumed that he would come to me first. Nope! He ran to Lenna first and gave her a big hug. - She is an amazing negotiator! We'd ask for "over the top" things during the negotiation process with the seller and she got everything we asked for on an "as is" house. - When we discovered a problem with the house after the close of escrow she was very tireless in working with the seller to get the issue resolved. I was so impressed with her service after the sale. I could go on and on about Lenna. She is simply one of the kindest, hardest working people with whom I've ever had the pleasure of working. You're not going to go wrong with her." November 29, 2011
Luke and Susan Abbott - San Diego
First, I would like to say Lenna Doyle found us our dream home in a very competitive real estate market!. Lenna was referred to us by a friend and we would highly recommend working with Lenna to buy/sell your property. Lenna is very easy to work with and responsive - she answers all phone calls and emails. She is also knowledgeable, creative and has superb negotiation skills!
Stephanie Bobruk - San Diego
Lenna Doyle is a pro! She's thorough, honest and patient. We walked away with a very positive experience having her represent us, and we were able to close on the house of our dreams! A+!!!!
Ryan and Melody Cloud - La Jolla
Lenna helped me acquire a dream house. I was gone on business trips during most of the negotiation and she did an outstanding job representing me. She understood what I was looking for in this house. She was on top of all the points of the deal. She counseled me very effectively during the whole process.
Marc Canel - La Mesa
Lenna Doyle became our real estate agent in July 2013. The agent we were using was going to be out of the country during the week we planned to be in California looking at properties we had selected. Lenna volunteered to be our agent. We found her to be professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. She helped us with the negotiations on the property we purchased. Our experience with Lenna was very positive. I cannot say enough kind words about her. She is the best! She gets five gold stars!
Trish M - Imperial Beach
We hired Lenna to represent us as a buyers' agent when we wanted to purchase a home. She patiently showed us many properties and ultimately found the *perfect* home for us. Because it was a foreclosed property, the handling required extra work and attention, which Lenna handled professionally from start to finish. I would (and do!) recommend Lenna for all your real estate needs! She is very thorough and responsive, is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
Chad Bibler - San Diego
Lenna was our realtor when it was time to sell our childhood home. Her compassion during this time of change came from Lenna's knowledge of the neighborhood, her ability to interact and understand the needs of those interested in the house plus our goals as the sellers. Lenna was fun to work with and made the selling experience a time of great fulfillment.
Robyn Estey - Pacific Beach
Lenna helped me find and purchase a condo in La Jolla, she was very helpful and patient with me throughout the entire search. She also did a great job of explaining everything in the closing process and keeping me informed the entire time.
M. Cochran - La Jolla

"We've worked with Lenna twice to both buy and sell our house, and we've been extremely pleased with her knowledge and dedication both times. She does her research and goes out of her way to take care of things that, as a buyer or seller, you may not be aware of. She explains all the processes in detail and helps you feel comfortable with your decisions. She will go above and beyond to help you. She really knows the market and trends and my wife and I would highly recommend her."


N. Boyd/Grubaugh, Spring Valley
We hired Lenna to represent us as a buyers' agent when we wanted to purchase a home. She patiently showed us many properties and ultimately found us the *perfect* home for us. Because it was a foreclosed property, the handling required extra work and attention, which Lenna handled professionally from start to finish. I would (and do!) recommend Lenna for all your real estate needs! She is very thorough and responsive, is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!!" December 8, 2011
Amanda Thompson - San Diego
I have nothing but good things to say about Lenna. I felt totally comfortable with her from the moment we first met. It felt like I was looking for a home with a friend rather than a real estate agent. Lenna was always responsive to my needs and willing to work with my schedule. I never felt any pressure and with each home we looked at felt that I gained more valuable knowledge and insight into the San Diego real estate market. I absolutely love my new home and wouldn't be here without Lenna's help.
S. Wilson - San Diego
I can't express in words how wonderful Lenna is. I met her at an open house about a year before I started seriously looking, and she kept us on her email list in a very non-aggressive manner. When I started looking seriously, my husband & I were actually kind of working with a few other agents, but she was the only one I felt we could be honest with about our price range and down payment, and had our best interests at heart. She sat us down and explained the Ins & Outs of real estate and was willing to work with our budget & in the limited area we wanted to live. She said as long as we were patient, she didn't mind helping us. When something came on the market, she would jump on it, willing to meet us on our time (including before work) to check out a place. She would try to talk to listing agents even when the owners/banks were asking for cash or a down payment we couldn't afford. Through her diligence in looking for new listings and ones that came back on the market, we found a condo in our price range in the area we wanted relatively quickly. She was also aggressive in talking down some of the transfer fees on the HOA docs and was willing to (almost literally) hold our hands during the entire process. After the inspection when we realized we would need repairs, she brought in second opinions and contractors to give us estimates of the repairs so we knew exactly what we were getting into. She even followed up after we moved in when we had some unexpected repairs! Later on, she also remembered that we were looking for a dog & forwarded us info on a rescue that we ended up adopting! Lenna really cares about her clients and has definitely changed our lives!
Rebecca and Scott - San Diego
Lenna spent countless hours searching for the right home for us and setting up appointments in an organized way so that we did not waste any time. She always worked hard to make herself available and to be on time. Her knowledge of the area and of the property value and rental rates was impressive. We felt that she represented our best interest at all times and even negotiated an item that we had given up on. She ended up saving us a lot of time and money. We feel comfortable referring Lenna to any future home buyer because we know she will do whatever it takes to complete the transaction in an honest and fair way.
Art Casey - Otay Ranch
Lenna was recommended to us by a good friend of ours and we were so happy with our experience. We were very fortunate to find a home we loved early on - after only three days of home tours. Lenna was able to help us make a competitive offer on a home we really wanted and our first and only offer was accepted. Our offer was at the very bottom of the seller's range, but Lenna was able to get it accepted without any counter offers. Lenna was patient with my endless questions and was extremely responsive to emails, texts, and calls at literally all hours of the day. I would absolutely use Lenna again and recommend to friends and family!
Amber and Max - Poway, Ca
would not even think about using another realtor to buy or sell a house. Lenna is delightful, smart, poised and punctual, and has a vast knowledge of the industry.
Jamaal and Brooke Lafrance - San Diego
We met Lenna at an open house and my husband and myself did not have a realtor yet. She was professional, always available or told us when she would be. She was an absolute joy from start to finish. I highly recommend her and if needed I would use her services again.
Susan Daoust - San Diego
First of all let me note I am a novice at property purchases and paper protocol on sales. Lenna Doyle had the utmost patience with me in my ignorance. She helped me immensely without showing any frustration. Lenna explained details in the purchase sometimes more than once, due to my lack of understanding! She is what I call a God Send! The Lord knew exactly what I needed and provided Lenna to guide me through it all. We spent several days looking for rental investments and she kept within my means and did not try to push or sway me one way or the other. Super Fantastic!! She answered late nite emails and early morning calls from me. Lenna and I had a mutual friend that told me to give her a call when she knew of my search for property in the San Diego area. I'm so glad she did!
Tina Cox - Mission Beach
Lenna helped my husband and me sell our first house and buy our new one! She was incredibly friendly and helpful through the process, and she had excellent knowledge of the buying and selling processes. I was really impressed with how responsive she was to our calls and texts; she always answered or got back to us within minutes. This made us feel comfortable and listened to in a often complicated process. Thank you, Lenna!
V. Fayer - La Jolla