O’BYRNE TEAM, PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S REALTY HOSTS ARCHITECTURAL SYMPOSIUM AND PREVIEW OF SUMMIT HOUSE WITH WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT ROMAN JAMES

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On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, over 100 guests packed Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s global headquarters in La Jolla for the opportunity to hear Los Angeles Contemporary Architect Roman James speak about his first project in San Diego: SUMMIT HOUSE.

Hosted by the O’Byrne Team, DiversyFund, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and RJ Design & Build, this three-hour architectural symposium was a chance for colleagues and clients and to see what the hype is all about with Roman James, DiversyFund and the upcoming project SUMMIT HOUSE.

Scheduled to be completed Winter 2017, SUMMIT HOUSE represents a new apex for local architecture and positions La Jolla as a major player in ultra high-end real estate. The project is a collaboration between James and DiversyFund, a crowdfunding platform that works with individual investors on major real estate developments and investments.

SUMMIT HOUSE is coming at a time when Roman is designing over $1 billion in homes and DiversyFund is breaking records all over the United States with their new platform. Architect Roman James has reached true rock star status on a global stage by building some of the most daring and cutting-edge contemporary projects. His record setting homes in Beverly Hills have sold for as much as $70 million dollars, including the famous 1181 Hillcrest home that sparked a bidding war between Jay-Z and Beyonce and a tech-billionaire (spoiler alert: the tech-billionaire won!)

“SUMMIT HOUSE is one of the more exciting homes that we have ever been able to represent,” says Seth O’Byrne, President, O’Byrne Team. “Roman is making waves all over California and it is a tremendous honor to work on a project of this caliber here in La Jolla.”

The O’Byrne Team under Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is considered one of the national leaders in social media and video marketing for homes. In that same vein, Seth O’Byrne and his team will be engaging a global audience through captivating digital marketing which will surely make people talk, think and engage.

For more information on SUMMIT HOUSE contact the O’Byrne Team at 858.869.3940 or visit www.obyrneteam.com

Focus on San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival & Downtown San Diego Homes for Sale

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One of the most anticipated events in downtown San Diego happens every November –The San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival.  Recognized as one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, this culinary extravaganza features over 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants and over 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation.  

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Fall Open House Showcase Successful for Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents and their Clients

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If you were out home shopping in San Diego this past weekend, you may have noticed a sea of blue and white Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Open House signs lining the streets in just about every neighborhood in the county.  November 4th and 5th, 2017 was the date of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s bi-annual Open House Showcase and nearly 200 properties participated in the weekend event.

The Open House Showcase was heavily promoted through print and online advertising as well as social media, which served to further increase awareness and drive a high volume of traffic to the open listings. 

The weekend proved to be a great success for several agents and their clients. In Mission Hills, Agent Ryan Dick, received multiple calls leading to an accepted offer on his listing from the Open House Showcase print advertising push. La Jolla Agent Karen Hickman received an offer from a client of fellow Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Randy Swisher during her open house. In Carmel Valley, Dan Conway and his team received multiple offers on their open house listings and the Edwards Homes Team put their Carlsbad listing into escrow. Similar stories from Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agents were echoed all around the county, many of those who participated said that they developed a substantial number of new clients and several offers were submitted over the Showcase weekend.

“Historically open houses were a way for buyers to explore neighborhoods and have questions answered about the community and schools,” says Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty.  “With the detailed information that is available online, more and more buyers are coming to open-houses pre-qualified and ready to purchase.”

The next “official” Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Open House Showcase is not scheduled until Spring 2018, however the company holds between 50-75 listings open every weekend. “Our Realtors understand the value that open houses play as part of a comprehensive real estate marketing plan.” adds Arrington.

 

 

 

Open House Showcase Reinforces the Importance of Open Houses with a Splash of Creativity

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On November 4th and 5th, 2017 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty held their bi-annual Open House Showcase. Nearly 200 properties, from Coronado to Carlsbad, La Jolla to La Mesa and just about every neighborhood in between and all around participated in the weekend event. The Showcase was heavily promoted through print and online advertising as well as social media, which served to further increase awareness and drive a high volume of traffic to the open listings.

 

Open houses are a valuable part of an agent’s overall marketing program, while some are straightforward, for others it’s necessary to think outside of the box. Take for example, the exquisite estate listed by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agent Gary Wildeson.  Wildson

This stunning, one level property located at 7030 Caminito De Conejos in Rancho Santa Fe, is the ideal home for equestrians. Gary understood that it was important to showcase the wonderful amenities such as the 4 stall barn, fully finished with Douglas Fir T&G siding on the inside and cedar lap siding on the outside, comfort stalls, Loddon wall enclosure, Tack room, Storage Room, Feed Room as well as laundry and bath, covered hay area, automatic waterier and fly spray system, not to mention its ideal location within the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant and its’ extensive trail system.

“I’m always looking for ways to enhance a home’s exposure to the market and get as many agents and potential buyers to see it as possible,” says Gary.   “Since this was an equestrian property, I wanted to highlight its unique features.”

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To accomplish this Wildeson, along with the team at Pacific Sotheby’s  Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division, hosted an open house featuring Equestrian expert Marie Medosi, who gave two Dressage Exhibitions at the property’s 168 foot fenced riding arena.  Marie, has worked extensively with Olympians Christine Traurig and Sue Blinks and her mentor and coach is Olympian Guenter Seidel who has represented the US in three Olympics.  Visitors were invited to watch her as well as ask questions and gather more information about this beautiful display.  A catered lunch was also offered.

“All of our marketing efforts, including open houses, are constantly being redefined to stay fresh and ahead of the market. Having Marie there to showcase her talents, and all this property offers, turned out to be a fun way to spend the afternoon,” added Wildeson.

The open house was a not only well attended, but created generous word of mouth in the real estate market. The good news?  This stunning estate is currently under contract.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at all!

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty “Agents of Change” Initiative Surpasses $100,000 in Donations to Build Homes in Mexico

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s is excited to announce their Agents of Change Initiative has raised over $100,000 in donations to fund the building of homes in the Salvatierra community in West Tijuana, Mexico. Over 300 of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change, have committed to donating a portion of their commission from each closing with the goal of raising the funds needed to provide housing for families in need who are living in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana. The initiative is a partnership between Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and the non-profit organizations World Housing and New Story Charity.

“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to reach out and do what we can to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are extremely proud of our agents, our employees and our affiliates in the real estate industry, who have wholeheartedly supported our Agents of Change program with not only their financial contributions, but also with their time and hard work.”

In addition to the monetary contribution, agents and company representatives also personally help to build the homes. This hands-on opportunity is one of the reasons Agents of Change has been so successful in such a short period of time. “Each and every one of us that has participated in a build has had a unique and personal experience,” says Karen Hickman, Realtor, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty La Jolla. “Crossing into Mexico at sunrise for the first time, unsure of how we would accomplish the work ahead, and then returning after sunset with a true sense of camaraderie in completing a safe home for a deserving family – It’s an experience and a feeling I will never forget.”

In order to qualify for a home, families who apply are required to volunteer for at least 6 months prior to receiving a home, assisting the local partner with their housing projects, youth development and community programs. 100% of the money raised by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty goes directly to construction and materials costs to build the homes. In addition, Agents of Change works with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty believes that homeownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life. To learn more about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change program and see how you can get involved visit https://worldhousing.newstorycharity.org/collections/pacific-sothebys 

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What’s Happening In San Diego? November 1 – November 5, 2017

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What’s Happening In San Diego?

November 1 – November 5, 2017

We are starting this week with November 1st!  Chances are, you know what you are doing October 31, otherwise known as Halloween since Americans spend on average $81 per person on costumes, candy and decorations according to Money Magazine.  So let’s focus on the month of November and the holiday season is just around the corner. Living in San Diego, we have much to be grateful for.

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Ann Brizolis Represents Pacific Sotheby’s Realty at Global Conference

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Leading Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker, K. Ann Brizolis was invited to present to approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network as part of an expert panel on “Understanding Teams: Insight and Experience.”  

The panel took place during the 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Global Networking Event which brought together over 155 of the brand’s companies from 34 countries and territories worldwide, to collaborate, learn, inspire and celebrate the success of their brand and the global real estate industry.

During the panel, Brizolis discussed her team dynamics and how she and her team of five highly skilled and dedicated individuals have leveraged the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to further their reach and dominance in the San Diego Luxury real estate market.  Brizolis and her team are responsible for sales year to date of $110,000,00 with a team goal of $150,000,000 by year end.  

“The beauty of being invited to participate on a panel discussion is that I always learn something from my colleagues and that is what helps me grow both personally and professionally,” says Brizolis.

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The discussion included a dialogue of the many different ways real estate teams are structured and emphasized that teams can exist successfully under many diverse scenarios. Brizolis shared the unique structure of her team which represents a profit sharing concept where all team members are rewarded based on their contribution to the success of the team.  

“There is no doubt that our affiliation with the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty brand in collaboration with my 28 year practice in the San Diego Luxury Real Estate market has contributed to not only our success but more importantly the the success of our clients as we navigate their home buying and selling process,” adds Brizolis.

Ann Brizolis and her team are based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office located at 16915 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, California and can be reached at  (858) 756-4328, ann@kabrizolis.com. For more information visit www.kabrizolis.com.