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.

 

Amber Anderson Named as Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Women of the Year 2017

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s very own, Amber Anderson, Broker Associate has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2017 Woman of the Year Awards. All finalists will be featured in San Diego Magazine’s September issue, which comes out August 19th. The Woman of the Year will be announced at the Celebrating Women event on September 29, 2016 at Westgate Hotel

This busy mother of two works tirelessly to support numerous charitable pursuits including the San Diego Symphony Notables, in addition to leading a team of top producing real estate agents in La Jolla, where they consistently rank in the top 3% in San Diego County. Amber’s natural leadership abilities have drawn her to a position of Chair for the Young Professional Network (YPN) for the San Diego Association of Realtors, where in just 6 months under her stewardship has already doubled its new member base. Amber has recognized the importance of using her time to mentor young women at Girl Force USA, a non-profit group that looks to empower young women to achieve success and confidence in their personal lives.

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REALTOR Profile: The Lotzof Group

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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 Sotheby’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 Buyer’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 Lotzof’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.

“As 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.” says Marc Lotzof.

Craig Lotzof agrees, “We 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.”

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 brothers’ decision to join the internationally recognized Pacific Sotheby’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 clients’ 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 doesn’t hurt that Marc and Craig both love what they do, and their enthusiasm is contagious.

“While we take our jobs very seriously, it’s important to make the real estate experience as enjoyable and less stressful as possible,” says Marc. “We love coming to work every day and are proud of the team we have created. This is not just a job for us, it’s a passion.”

“We recognize that buying or selling a home is a big decision,” adds Craig, “We feel honored that our clients have trusted us which is why they remain loyal and refer business to us. That’s really what our company is all about.”

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 America’s Finest City home.

The Lotzof Group is based at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Global Headquarters located at 1111 Prospect Street, La Jolla and can be reached at 619.994.7653

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized at SDAR’S “Circle of Excellence”Awards

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The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR) honored San Diego’s top real estate producers and members who exemplify excellence at their annual “Circle of Excellence” award gala on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mark Marquez, Manager of the company’s Inland Corridor office was honored with the 2016 Manager of the Year Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence recognizes those who have exemplified outstanding service to their clients, community, the association, and the real estate community as a whole. Each of the honorees reflects the highest ethics, integrity, and professional standards of the individuals who are members of SDAR. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted for the awards.

“Mark is truly deserving of this honor. He is an integral part of our growth and success in Inland North County,” according to Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “His knowledge and experience, combined with his genuine love of our industry and desire to see each of our agents grow and succeed, has created a positive team dynamic among the agents in his office and has affected the success of the whole entire company.”

2016 also marked the inception of the SDAR’s “Recognition of Excellence” award. The award was created to recognize the top 1% of real estate professionals in San Diego County for production as an individual or team with a minimum of 15 units sold and $15 million in sales. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents had a strong showing at the event and the company would like to recognize the following agents who were honored:

 PLATINUM INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling more than $50M or 40 units)

Marie Jo Atkins, Scott Aurich, Eric Iantorno, Seth O’Byrne, Deniese Ossey

PLATINUM TEAM (Teams selling at least 100 units)

David Schroedl & Associates, The Huff Team, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates,                    The LOTZOF Group

 GOLD INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling at least $25-50M or 25 units)

Marguerite Apostolas, Todd Armstrong, Casey Cooke, Lindsay Dunlap, Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, Stephanie Jezek, Laura Lothian, Craig Lotzof, Gary Massa, Debbie McCauley, Jim McInerney, Donna Medrea, Neda Nourani, Clinton Selfridge, Jenniffer Taylor, Valerie Upham, Scott Voak, Carolyn Yarbrough

 GOLD TEAM (Teams selling 70-99 units)

Anderson White & Associates, Dan Conway & Associates, Inc.

 SILVER INDIVIDUAL (Individuals selling at least $15-24M or 15 units)

Jay Becker, Jenn Blake, Paul Caparas, Cynthia Caricchio, Michael Chious, Patty Contreras, Sara Driscoll, Kim Drusch, Celeste Dunn, Paul Ferrell, Gerri-Lynn Fives, Elaine Gallagher, April Halvarson, Shannon Itzaina, Nicole N. Klopp, Dawn Leahy, Vincent Morris, Jeff Nix, Carlos Pastrana, Mary S. Raser, Ria Scoma, Richelle Szczygiel, Gina Vreeburg, Gary Wildeson

 SILVER TEAM (Teams selling 45-69 units)

Denny Oh & Associates, Greenwald/Gerke REALTORS®, Scott-Finn and Associates

“We are very proud of our agents who received the 2016 Recognition of Excellence recognition as we are very proud of each and every one of our Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents who work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the best possible service, marketing exposure and results,” says Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty.

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Point Loma Architecture Series: The Work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

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Recently Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond filled the Point Loma Assembly for the fourth lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series. The special architectural lecture focused on the work of Modernist Architect Robert Mosher and featured a round-table style discussion with James Alcorn, AIAE and historical property attorney Marie Burke Lia along with members of the community.

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Modernist Architect Robert Mosher

One of San Diego’s first generation of post-war modern architects, Robert Mosher, was co-founder of La Jolla Town Council, designer of the Coronado Bridge, west wing of the San Diego Museum of Art, and numerous other commercial and residential projects throughout San Diego. Mosher died of natural causes on July 26, 2015 at his home in La Jolla, California, at the age of 94.

 According to Larry Hoeksema, principal and former president of Architects Mosher Drew, the firm Mosher founded with his business partner Roy Drew, “Mosher’s view of modernism was much more about the quality of the human spirit. The way people interact and move through and around (a building) was something they were very much concerned about.”

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The Point Loma Architecture Lecture Series was created by Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to explore the architectural history of Point Loma with experts in the field. Caroline and Susan have extensive experience listing and selling historical and architectural properties and have combined their passion for these properties and their love of the Point Loma community to create this lecture series. “Our goal is to enhance community awareness of these local and important treasures while bringing neighbors together,” says Glasner. “We are thankful to have the opportunity to share our love of architectural history with our Point Loma community.”

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4th Point Loma Architecture Series Lecture at the Point Loma Assembly. 

The next lecture in the Point Loma Architecture Series will be held on January, 24, 2017. The topic will be “Demystifying the Historic Designation Process. Noted expert Diane Kane, Architectural Historian, PHD will be the featured speaker. For more information contact Caroline Glasner, caroline.glasner@sothebyrealty.com or Susan Diamond, susan.diamond@sothebysrealty.com or visit their website at www.coastalartandhome.com.

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Congratulates their 2012 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agents

San Diego, California – Pacific Sotheby’s Realty congratulates the following sales associates on being named one of the 2012 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agents for overall satisfaction by consumers and industry professionals: Scott Aurich, Mette Barnett, Carol Bergen, Sharon Bythewood, Jeff Campbell, Margaret Delao, Brett Dickenson, Bjorn Endresen, Sue Fitzgerald, Patti Gerke, Nicole Giletti, Caroline Glasner, Darel Handley, Janna Hernholm, Keke Jones, Dawn Leahy, Kelly Luu, Chris Mannerino, Carol Mason, Jeff Mendelson, Deno Merzilotis, Vicki Podwell, Erick Sevilla, Kathleen Studer, Valerie Upham, Gina Vreeburg, Cindy Wing and Carolyn Yarbrough.

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Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s REALTOR® Patti Gerke Receives Five Star Award for 5th Consecutive Year!

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Patti Gerke, REALTOR® with Pacific Sotheby’s Realty in Fairbanks Ranch has received the “2013 Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction” award for the fifth year in a row. As part of an in-depth research process real estate agents are evaluated based on service, integrity, market knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, marketing and overall satisfaction. The award is limited to a select group, representing fewer than 5% of licensed agents in the San Diego area. “The level of service that I provide my clients is a source of pride for me, so this award is especially meaningful,” says Patti.

Patti Gerke is an experienced REALTOR®, Relocation Specialist and SRES designee with a strong sales and marketing background. With over 20 years in the corporate world, Patti has honed her negotiating, sales and marketing skills and is able to provide her clients with a targeted marketing plan to meet their specific real estate goals.