As brothers growing up in South Africa, Marc and Craig Lotzof could not have imagined that one day they would create a multi-million dollar real estate team, assist over 900 buyers and sellers totaling over one billion dollars in sales (and counting) while working with one of a kind luxury properties and high end commercial developments in San Diego and the surrounding area. Yet for over 30 years, The Lotzof Group has been a powerful partnership in the Southern California real estate industry and in 2016, they took one step further in their already remarkable career by joining Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, where they set a record with over $74 million dollars in sales last year alone.
With many successes in the last 12 months, perhaps the highlight in 2016 for The Lotzof Group was serving as the Buyerâ€™s Agent on the highest priced sold home in La Jolla for 2016 at $15,000,000 dollars. The stunning oceanfront property had been off and on the market for several years until the Lotzofâ€™s presented the right buyer for this Mediterranean style mansion. Other notable achievements for the year included:
* The highest home sale in downtown San Diego in nine years at $6,275,000.
* Highest priced for an unfinished home in Dana Point (fourth largest home sale in Orange County) at $11,200,000.
* 7th highest priced condo sale in La Jolla at $3,500,000.
However, not one to rest on their laurels, both Marc and Craig are looking forward to 2017.
â€œAs excited as we are about what The Lotzof Group has achieved, we are firmly focused on continuing our hard work to make 2017 even better for our clients.â€ says Marc Lotzof.
Craig Lotzof agrees, â€œWe are blessed to be working with homebuyers and sellers while showing some of the most significant properties in San Diego. From condos to castles, for every lifestyle, there is a home just waiting, and we find it for our clients.â€
Moving to the United States in 1978, Marc graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology and Business and started his real estate career in 1985 before moving to San Diego three years later where he started The Lotzof Group. Craig joined his brother after earning an International Business degree from San Diego State University. Together they both graduated from the Real Estate Institute and hold several designations as well as serving as active members of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, the San Diego Association of Realtors and the La Jolla Brokers Association.
The brothersâ€™ decision to join the internationally recognized Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realty in January of last year has allowed them to expand their marketing and branding resources while still offering top caliber service that is personalized and tailored for their clientsâ€™ individual needs. Their expertise in research, attention to detail as well as their extensive knowledge of the San Diego market, has largely attributed to their success. Of course, it doesnâ€™t hurt that Marc and Craig both love what they do, and their enthusiasm is contagious.
â€œWhile we take our jobs very seriously, itâ€™s important to make the real estate experience as enjoyable and less stressful as possible,â€ says Marc. â€œWe love coming to work every day and are proud of the team we have created. This is not just a job for us, itâ€™s a passion.â€
â€œWe recognize that buying or selling a home is a big decision,â€ adds Craig, â€œWe feel honored that our clients have trusted us which is why they remain loyal and refer business to us. Thatâ€™s really what our company is all about.â€
As real estate innovators earning the respect of their peers and clients alike, The Lotzof Group is a natural resource for anyone ready to call Americaâ€™s Finest City home.
The Lotzof Group is based at Pacific Sothebyâ€™s International Realtyâ€™s Global Headquarters located at 1111 Prospect Street, La Jolla and can be reached at 619.994.7653