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  • What’s Happening in San Diego? October 16 – 22, 2017

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    What’s Happening In San Diego County?

    October 16 – 22, 2017

    It’s true. October is more than halfway over.  Yet, before we even start thinking of the upcoming holidays, let’s soak in the last two weeks of this month and enjoy what remains of the fall celebrations, pumpkin patches and corn mazes.  

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    October 20 – 22, 2017 Borrego Days Desert Festival  Borrego Days Desert Festival is a must see for those that enjoy inspiring art, entertainment, delicious food and drink and more. Children will enjoy the Fun Zone! Parade starts at 9:00 on Saturday morning to kick off the festivities.   Borrego Days

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    October 21, 2017 Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival 1:00 – 5:00 Here is the first binational beer festival in San Diego.  Enjoy drinks from both sides of the border at Pepper Park, National City. Bayside Brew Fest

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    October 21 – 22, 2017  The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair 10:00 – 5:00 Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, this Expo is held every August and October.  The Indoor Expo offers over 150 local and national companies that have products and services catered to kids and families.  Meet coaches and instructors teaching karate, soccer and football. There will also be gymnastics, talent or dance school, exotic animals, science experiments magic show and much more.  The Outside Fair includes zip lines, walk on water in a human hamster ball, enjoy racing in the pedal car track laser tag or video games.  For ticket information for the fair, go to San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

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    October 21 – 22 Coronado Art Walk  10:00 – 5:00  Open air arts festival features dozens of artists displaying their wares in historic downtown Coronado.  Live music, dining options and hands on art activities.  Coronado Ferry Landing 1201 First St. coronadoartwalk.com

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    October 21 – 23 San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale 10:00 – 4:00 Choose from thousands of unique, exotic, unusual and drought tolerant plant at San Diego County’s largest and most diverse plant sale.  230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas.  sdbgarden.org.

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    October 21, 2017 Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy 6:00 – 11:00 No, you won’t need to run from  live bulls charging down the streets of Little Italy, but you will see over 40 classic and rare “Italian Bulls” better known as Lamborghinis filling up W. Fire Street between India Street and Kettner Boulevard.  Little Italy Association of San Diego

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    October 21, 2017 San Dieguito Park Fall Festival 12:00 – 2:00 – Experience the fall season close to the coast.  Win prizes, play games, get your face painted or paint your own pumpkin masterpiece.  Enjoy coffee and cider and take photos with all the fun picture opportunities.  Critter camp will be there as well so you can meet pets and discover wildlife from the area.  Costumes are encouraged.  Event is free but $3 parking.  Bring the family! 1628 Lomas Sante Fe Dr., Del Mar.

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    October 21, 2017 Valley Center Symphony Halloween Concert & Costume Parade 3:00 – 4:30 – Another fun fall event for the entire family as the Valley Center Symphony presents their annual Halloween concert and costume parade.  You may even spot a fairy or two lurking in the garden!  29200 Cole Grade Road., Valley Center.

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    October 21, 2017 Free Halloween Magic Show 11:00 – Come to Oceanside for an exciting family friendly Halloween magic show.  Guests of all ages will be amazed by impossible tricks and gravity defying adventures. Civic Center Library Community Rooms.  330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside.

     

     

     

     

    Don’t Forget!  Throughout the month of October there are ongoing seasonal events throughout  San Diego and North County including apple picking in Julian, and a multitude of Haunted Houses some family friendly, and some not so much! Click below to visit the Halloween Schedule for 2017!HALLOWEENPOST

     

  • Viva Las Vegas: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty hits the road for #GNE2017

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    OVER 40 MEMBERS OF PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ATTENDED THE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY® 2017 GLOBAL NETWORKING EVENT 

     

    The 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates Global Networking Event brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.

    The dynamic three-day event,  which took place from September 25 to September 27, 2017 at the luxurious Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty’s global network of brand representatives, brokers, owners, managers, sales associates and marketing professionals to come together to collaborate, learn, inspire and celebrate the success of their brand and the global real estate industry.

    “The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event provides our office a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and forge relationships with our talented real estate colleagues from around the world,” said Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our sales professionals find the event extremely useful to help build their business, develop referrals, drive new leads to their listings and promote the San Diego market on a global scale.”

    The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic three-day immersion into the brand, offering two general sessions and a selection of 25 breakout sessions.  Several members of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty were invited to represent the brand on a wide range of topics during the event.

    Leading Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Broker, K. Ann Brizolis, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was back on the main stage this year, lending her insight and experience on  “Understanding Teams.”  Don Conley, Regional Manager of the Firm spoke to his knowledge of giving his agents the power to succeed during the “Invest in Your People and Results Will Follow” panel. Brett Dickinson shared his expertise on “Understanding the Asian Consumer,” Realtors Amber Anderson and Seth O’Byrne covered topics in Video Marketing and Social Media Marketing, respectively, and Realtor Eric Iantorno served as the Ocean Sphere Captain during the conference. 

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    Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, was the headlining keynote speaker and addressed members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network discussing the journey of creating a global lifestyle brand, which includes a focus on authenticity, constant evolution, and a keen understanding of the consumer.  In addition, Jeff Hargett, senior corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, gave an engaging and dynamic speech about the power of excellence in customer service and creating unique client experiences.  

    “The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand resonates around the world and our global footprint is unrivaled; the Global Networking Event is a testament to that,” said White.  “This year’s conference was attended by members of our network from 34 countries and it is inspiring to see transcontinental business connections and friendships unfold as our affiliates continue to grow their business and strengthen the power of our brand.”

     

    About Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty:

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest locally owned residential real estate firm, offers comprehensive real estate services supported by decades of experience, unparalleled property exposure, intelligent and innovative marketing programs and access to the resources provided by the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, to deliver maximum results with an exceptional level of service.

    Comprised of over 600 agents in 22 office locations throughout San Diego County, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s clients benefit unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world through their association with the Sotheby’s auction house and Sotheby’s International Realty global network.  

    The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Point Loma Listed In Top Ten Of Coolest Neighborhoods By Money Magazine
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    Point Loma offers some of the best views in San Diego

    For those that live in Point Loma, or are frequent visitors, it will come as no surprise that October’s issue of Money Magazine lists Point Loma as one of the “Top Ten Coolest Neighborhoods in the United States.” The editors of this national publication asked the travel experts of Lonely Planet to select those communities that “will deliver the goods.” The criteria? Eateries that had a loyal following, local shops and excellent craft breweries.  Chosen as number three in the country, Point Loma is also well known for its dramatic views of the San Diego skyline, rich history and a variety of significant neighborhoods.  Quite simply, it has a lifestyle for all.

    “The location of Point Loma cannot be beat,” says Diana Rubottom, Manager of the Point Loma office at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.  “With its natural beauty, history, it’s a place where people come back and residents don’t want to leave.”

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    Views of the San Diego city skyline from the top of Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma.

    Located west of San Diego’s vibrant downtown, Point Loma is perhaps best recognized as the site where Europeans first set foot on the West Coast. It is home to the 160 acre Cabrillo National Monument which is popular with photography buffs, nature lovers, exercise enthusiasts and tourists.  This is where you can tour the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and museum and also discover some of the best tide pools in all of San Diego.

    “With easy access to downtown San Diego as well as to the airport,” adds Rubottom, ”and the popularity of Liberty Station with its businesses and restaurants, not to mention our world famous breweries, eclectic restaurants and shopping, Point Loma is not a cookie cutter community and as such offers a wide array of  architectural styles and homes in every price point.”

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    The Liberty Public Market is one of the newer additions for dining and shopping at Liberty Station.

    The largest historical preservation project in San Diego is Liberty Station, a waterfront urban village located within Point Loma.  Formerly a Navy Training Center, today, this historic site is filled with art galleries, local shops, restaurants and family entertainment. The repurposing of the naval base’s old mess hall, fire station, auditorium and the former military barracks further demonstrates Point Loma’s appeal and its intent to preserve and honor the city’s history.

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has two offices in Point Loma, one located in the heart of the Village at 1075 Rosecrans Street, 619-516-8895 and the other located at 2850 Womble Road in historic Liberty Station, 619-269-2266.  Both offices represent a large number of homes on the market, as well as access to experienced realtors who are well-versed in the community (and many who call Point Loma home.)

    Here are just a few of our current listings. For a more detailed list visit: www.pacificsothebysrealty.com

     

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    345 San Antonio, San Diego, CA 92106 Offered at $2,149,000 2 BED/2.5 BATHS 1,930SF Listed by Brad Herrin, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

    Here is a wonderful La Playa bay front 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse with stunning panoramic views.  The living/dining room combination has a series of large view windows, a fireplace and opens out to a relaxing balcony.  The kitchen is bright and open with water views.  Fantastic Point Loma property!

     

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    3614 Udall Street, San Diego, CA 92106 Offered at $949,000 3 BED/2 BATHS Listed by Celeste Dunn, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

    Beautiful Point Loma classic ocean view home features gleaming wood floors, original pristine tile and building details, two fireplaces, large bedroom plus bath  and laundry area with separate access ideal for multi family/generation living.  Beautiful kitchen, huge living room with french doors leads to flagstone garden patio.  Close to the beach!

     

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    3113 Xenophon Street, San Diego, CA 92106 Offered at $1,797,000 4 BED/ 4.5 BATHS Listed by Lanz Correia, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

    Newly constructed Cape Cod style home by Scott Alan Homes, boasts 180 degree downtown and  harbor views in highly coveted neighborhood all within walking distance to Liberty Station.  Featuring 4 bedrooms, dual master suites, a study, 4.5 baths and approximately 2,6000 square feet, this home offers high quality design and luxurious finishes throughout.  

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    2060 Historic Decatur, San Diego, CA 92106 Offered at $975,000 3 BEDS/ 3 BATHS Listed by Carolyn Yarbrough, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty

    Gorgeous Liberty Station home featuring an extra front yard with a stained concrete front patio and grassy area.  Bright, airy and open, featuring French Red Oak flooring on both levels. Living room has built-ins and a focal fireplace with slate tile surround a. Kitchen features granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances and cabinet pullouts. Master Suite offers an oval sitting area for a home office or hobby nook and Juliet balcony.


     

     

     

     

     

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates Grand Opening of San Marcos Office
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    On Friday, September 29, 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated the grand opening of their new San Elijo Hills office located at 1215 San Elijo Road, in the heart of the San Elijo Town Center, in the city of San Marcos, California. The celebration included an official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by San Marcos Chamber CEO Rick Rungaitis along with San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, with office tours and a community reception following.
    “Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s San Elijo Hills office will proudly serve the City of San Marcos including Lake San Marcos, Discovery Hills, Santa Fe Hills, Old Creek Ranch, Rancho Dorado and Elfin Forest,” says Dana Whittaker, Office Manager, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “We look forward to representing this growing community by providing area home buyers and sellers with access to the service, experience and global marketing power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.”
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    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s San Elijo Hills office is located just eight miles from the Pacific Ocean in the rolling hills of San Diego’s North County. Set against the backdrop of beautiful canyons and panoramic ocean views, San Marcos offers numerous amenities including restaurants, shopping and award-winning schools and universities.
    The two story office offers a warm and welcoming environment, the latest in real estate technology and a comfortable and easily accessible location for agents to meet with their clients as well as an inviting setting for members of the community and local organizations to meet and connect with one another.

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    “As one of the first “founding families” that originally bought in 2001, it is truly amazing to see the growth of this town over the years and be able to have our team serve and give back to the community that so generously supports us,” says Ilana Huff of The Huff Team, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are so blessed to be working in the heart of San Elijo Hills and love being able to meet new faces and tell them all about the neighborhoods that we call home.”  
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    San Marcos is one of the fastest growing communities in North County offering a variety of single-family residences, town-homes, and condominiums at every price point. From college students attending the nearby California State San Marcos to professionals working in North County’s booming technology and sports industries, and from young families who love the accessibility of the amenities to retirees who enjoy the pleasures of boating around Lake San Marcos, San Marcos truly offers something for everyone.
  • What’s Happening in San Diego?! October 9-15, 2017

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    We’ve gathered up some of the best events happening in San Diego and North County this week.  Whether you like beer and cupcakes, fall festivals or triathlons, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has you covered.

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    October 10, 2017 5:30 – 9:00.  Chew the Scene, A Kick-off for the San Diego Asian Film Fest.  This is a night of food, drinks and film where attendees enjoy an exclusive first look at the annual San Diego Asian Film Fest in November.  Unlimited tastings and speciality cocktails from San Diego restaurants and eateries.  For additional information, Chew the Scene 2017

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    October 11 – 29, 2017 Del Mar International Horse Show.  This popular event attracts Olympic veterans and world class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals.  Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. WEST PALMS EVENTS | HORSE SHOW MANAGEMENT

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    October 11 – 18, 2017 Fleet Week San Diego.  Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.  Events include the Fleet Week Kick Off Reception, Military Party on the Pier, USO Concert with Tim Hurley, and much more.  For information, to to Fleet Week San Diego: Home

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    October 14, 2017 12:00 – 4:00. Old Town’s Fall Festival.  Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is kicking off the fall season with its annual festival. Free fall crafts and activities include seed planting, corn husk dolls and more! For additional information call: 619-297-3100

     

    October 15, 2017 9:00 – 5:00 Escondido Grand Avenue Festival. Since 1989, the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival has brought live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the tree lined streets of downtown Escondido. Free. Grand Avenue between Center City Pkwy and Ivy. Visit Escondido

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    October 14, 2017 12:00 – 4:00.  Cupcake and Beer Pairing.  Just when you thought you had heard it all, the AleSmith Brewing Company has teamed up with Daniela’s Kitchen to celebrate National Dessert Day. The menu includes Strawberry Tart Lil’ Devel Beer paired with a delicious Vanilla Tres Leches cupcake.  Or how about a CocoNut Brown Beer with a Toffee Nutella cupcake?  Buy tickets at the tasting room. AleSmith Brewing Company, 9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego, CA  92126

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    October 14, 2017 11:00 – 3:00. Taste of North Park. Culinary enthusiasts can sample food from over 50 of San Diego’s best restaurants as well as craft beers from 15 local breweries.  North Park Main Street.  North Park Main Street | San Diego, CA

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    October 14 – 15, 2017 11:00 – 7:00. Art, Rhythm and Wine Festival.  Located in Carlsbad, this two day community event expects to draw over 5,000 attendees.  View innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional modern and southwest art.  Free. The Forum, Carlsbad 1923 Calle Barcelona. The Forum Carlsbad

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    October 15, 2017 Life Time Tri San Diego.  Participate in three different short course triathlons in Mission Bay, where the very first modern triathlon was held in 1974.  Choose from a super sprint triathlon, sprint triathlon or mixed relax.  trisandiego.com

     

  • Haunted Houses, Hayrides and Pumpkins! Where To Celebrate Halloween in San Diego!

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    If it’s October,  you can rest assured that Pumpkin Spiced everything is back and Halloween in right around the corner!  Did you know that San Diego is home to the largest and most talked about haunted houses in the nation?  This was new to us as well until we did a little research, but whether you are looking for a not so scary haunted house experience, or one that will make you sleep with the lights for the unforeseeable future, it’s all here.

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    The Haunted Trail, Balboa Park: This is no simple walk in the park.  San Diego’s only outdoor haunted trail and Experiment Maze is located in the world famous Balboa Park.  At a mile long, you want to be sure to watch your back! Please be aware, this is not for children under 10 or for those who are faint of heart. The Experiment Maze is a challenging, scary and “purge-infested terror!” Ticket prices include both the Trail and Maze.  Buy online or purchase tickets at ticket booth. hauntedtrail.net

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    The Haunted Hotel, Downtown Gaslamp: Named  #2 of the top 13 haunts in the United States, and featured on the Travel Channel’s show “America’s Scariest Haunts,” The Haunted Hotel is the longest running haunted house in San Diego. Enjoy, or rather scream your way through  the “Hellevator,” stroll down dark hallways, see Zombies, and try to make your way through the muck and mire of the Hillbilly swamp.  Enter at your own risk.  424 Market Street. 619-696-SCARE. hauntedhotel.com.

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    The Scream Zone, Del Mar:  Located at the famous Del Mar Fairgrounds, this is San Diego’s largest haunted experience. Many consider this the scariest fest in all of San Diego and North County.  Tremble through the House of Horror, KarnEvil and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on unsuspecting guests.  Food vendors, photo opportunities and the Spirit Bar are available as well.  2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The Scream Zone

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    Scotty’s Scare Trail, El Cajon: Friday and Saturday nights only starting October 6, this spooky walk at the Old Abandoned Marshal Scotty’s Playland is said to be haunted by past park employees….even the restrooms are said to be quite the scary experience.  Be sure and enquire about their “Not So Scary” trail for younger children.  14011 Ridge Hill Rd. (619)873-5411. scaretrail.com

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    Savage House – Unhinged, San Diego.  Unlike other haunted houses, this haunted experience has a twist.  Savage House will have you immersed in a storyline fit for a horror movie from beginning to end.  Not for anyone under 12 years old, the Savage House is located at Westfield Mission Valley in the Target parking lot.  Check their website for additional information and hours.  savage productionss.org

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    Monster Manor, San Diego. Open Friday and Saturday nights only, the creepy Ghastly family home rises up from the ashes from where it once stood.  The former residents, the Ghastly’s create havoc while taunting and scaring their guests.  Please call for hours and additional information.  8235 Mira Mesa Blvd. 858-222-4815.

     

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Expands Presence in Pacific Beach with Re/Max Coastal Properties Real Estate

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    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, one of San Diego’s leading real estate firms is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Re/Max Coastal Properties in Pacific Beach, California. The firm will now operate as Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and will broaden the company’s existing local operations in the coastal community of Pacific Beach.

    “Re/Max Coastal Properties has long been respected in the San Diego real estate community and we are excited to join forces with such an exceptional agency of experienced associates,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “Together, we will further expand our presence in one of San Diego’s most vibrant coastal communities.”

    Owned and operated by Greg and Shayne Flaherty, Re/Max Coastal Properties has provided professional real estate services along San Diego’s coastal communities since 1995. With the transition, Greg, who has been Broker of Record for Re/Max Coastal Properties, will now focus on his “true passion” of selling luxury real estate, and along with his wife, Shayne, who owns Penny Realty, Inc., Property Management and Vacation Rentals, will also focus on the continued growth of their business.

    According to Flaherty, they chose to align with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty because of the company’s elite marketing presence and dominance in the San Diego luxury real estate market. “We had several options to join with other real estate brands in San Diego and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty shined above the rest,” says Flaherty. “Our agents are extremely dynamic and we are excited for the opportunities the reach and resources this global brand will provide to them and their clients.”

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s new Pacific Beach office is located at 4444 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, in the iconic ocean view building designed by architect Ken Kellogg. The building structure resembles a boat with curved stud supports, holding rivets in the log-like studs. The office is centrally located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Mission Blvd. and overlooks the picturesque Crystal Pier and Pacific Ocean.

    For a personal tour of the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Pacific Beach office or to find out more about the opportunities to join the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty team, please contact Jeffrey Douglass, Regional Manager at 619.208.9049, Jeffrey.douglass@sothebysrealty.com

    About Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty:

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest locally owned residential real estate firm, offers comprehensive real estate services supported by decades of experience, unparalleled property exposure, intelligent and innovative marketing programs and access to the resources provided by the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, to deliver maximum results with an exceptional level of service.

    Comprised of over 600 agents in 24 office locations throughout San Diego County, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s clients benefit unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world through their association with the Sotheby’s auction house and Sotheby’s International Realty global network. ####

  • What’s Happening In San Diego? | September 25 – October 1, 2017

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    It’s the last full week of September! The days are getting noticeably shorter and the temperatures are cooling just a bit now that Fall is officially here!  Yet it’s a busy week ahead especially if you are a food aficionado!  See what activities we have gathered to keep you entertained this week! 

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    September 24 – October 1 – San Diego Restaurant Week.  Over 180 restaurants are participating in this year’s event which showcases the diverse and upcoming culinary world in San Diego county.  No passes, tickets or coupons are required, simply visit your favorite participating restaurants during the week to enjoy special prix fixe menus.  Reservations  are strongly recommended.  For more information, go to sandiegorestaurantweek.com

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    September 28 – October 1 Art San Diego.  A contemporary art show featuring an array of international artists and galleries.  This four day event attracts over 15,000 high net collectors and features labs, events and Art Talks.  For hours and tickets, to to Art San Diego 2017 | Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

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    September 28 – Vista Night Out.  6:00-10:00pm.  Vista Village Business Association will host the premiere of “Vista Night Out” in the Vista Village Shopping Center.  This outdoor festival will take place around Downtown Vista and was created to highlight the local businesses.  Headlining musical artist is SantanaWays a Santana tribute band.  Drinks and appetizers, music and more!  Concert is free.


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    September 29 – October 31 .  7:00-11:00pm.  Friday marks the opening of what is described as “a stroll in the park you will never forget.”  Not for children under 10 nor the faint of heart, the mile long trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks may very well have you running toward the exit.  Watch your back!  http://hauntedtrail.net/

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    September 29 – October 1 .  San Diego County’s largest Oktoberfest.  Celebrating its 44th year this year promises more entertainment, more vendors and of course, more beer.  Welcome to those of all ages, including crafts and a wide range of activities, including three stages offering traditional German music, local bands and community performances, this time honored tradition turns downtown La Mesa into a German paradise.  La Mesa Oktoberfest 2017: A San Diego Oktoberfest Event

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    September 29 – October 8 .  Enjoy authentic German food, a great selection of German beers and direct from Germany, the band Die Guggenbach Buam.  For additional information, German American Societies San Diego

    Next week, we will showcase the top Haunted Houses in San Diego county!  

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Nyda Jones-Church As President And Chief Operating Officer

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    San Diego, CA (September 20, 2017) In a strategic leadership move, Brian Arrington, Founding Partner and Chairman of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Steve Games, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced that Nyda Jones-Church, Managing Partner and President of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty will become the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Jones-Church will oversee Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s successful execution of its long-term growth plan to ensure the company remains on the forefront of the real estate industry and real estate technology.

    “Jones-Church’s experience, vision and business management of our company thus far has been instrumental to our growth,” says Arrington. “Her appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) will help us accelerate the execution of our company strategy.”

    As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Jones-Church will be responsible for the direction and management of office expansion, company operations and technology systems, and along with Arrington and Games, the implementation of the company’s key strategic initiatives with the goal of meeting the evolving needs of both agents and consumers, while moving quickly to stay ahead of the trends shaping the real estate industry.

    “I’m thrilled to step into this crucial role to lead our company, drive greater operational efficiency across the organization, and provide a strong foundation for our continued growth,” says Jones-Church.

    About Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty:

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest locally owned residential real estate firm, offers comprehensive real estate services supported by decades of experience, unparalleled property exposure, intelligent and innovative marketing programs and access to the resources provided by the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, to deliver maximum results with an exceptional level of service.

    Comprised of over 600 agents in 24 office locations throughout San Diego County, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s clients benefit unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world through their association with the Sotheby’s auction house and Sotheby’s International Realty global network.

  • What’s Happening in San Diego? September 18-24, 2017

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    There’s plenty to do in San Diego as Fall makes its official debut this Friday!  Take a look at what we have found is happening throughout the city and North County.  Be sure to keep checking every Monday as we update our calendar.  And be ready for lots of fun in October with Halloween activities, Oktoberfests, apple picking and more.

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    September 22, 2017 24th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer – 6:00-10:00 – Enjoy live music, and over 120 craft brews with 100 percent of donations going to fight cancer in San Diego.  Located at the Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive in Downtown San Diego.  More information at sdbeerfest.org 

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    September 22-24, 2017 Miramar Air Show – A Salute to Vietnam Veterans.  Come watch the Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs and more exciting acts and exhibits.  General Admission is free, and tickets are also available at 1-877-772-5425. Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar.

    rodeo9-18September 22-23, 2017 Poway Rodeo – Watch bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer racing and bull riding, among other top acts at the 7th annual Poway rodeo.  Go to powayrodeo.com for schedules ticket information and directions.

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    September 23-24, 2017 23rd Annual Pacific Islander Festival – This event showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and speciality crafts.  Mission Bay Ski Beach.  619-699-8797.  Admission is free.  

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    September 23-24, 2017 International Harvest Festival. 12:00 – 4:00.  This two day dance event is hosted by five international folk dance clubs belonging to the International Dance Association of San Diego County.  Free dance lessons, dance performances, folk arts, and craft vendors plus food and beverages.  A partner is not needed to participate! Balboa Park Club, 1549 El Prado, San Diego.

    home-food-photo_1September 23, 2017 San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration.  Featuring 160 food and beverage vendors, live entertainers and of course, animals!  Buy your tickets now.  For additional information, zoofoodandwine.com 

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    September 23-24, 2017 Apple Days Festival.  With the first official weekend of Fall, celebrate at Menghini Winery in Julian. For more information visit visitjulian.com

  • Kaaboo Del Mar Music Festival is the Perfect Escape

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    You rarely need an excuse to spend a day or better yet, a weekend in Del Mar, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the country.  However, this weekend Friday, September 15 through Sunday, is Kaaboo Del Mar – which is described as NOT your typical music festival, and believe us, it isn’t.  If you haven’t attended in years past, it’s not too late to purchase tickets.

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    Designed with entertainment, comfort and quality in mind, Kaaboo promises a new kind of musical experience as it was created for music lovers, by music lovers.  While music is certainly a highlight, it’s only one reason attendees come from all over to soak in the Kaaboo atmosphere.  Located in the world renowned Del Mar Racetrack, this three day extravaganza also includes popular comedy acts, such as David Spade, Norm MacDonald and Patton Oswalt, art galleries with featured artists, national as well as local top chefs with a wide assortments of food and drinks all designed to tantalize your tastebuds,  and finally, several health and beauty indulgences that will make this experience even more worthwhile and comfortable.  And of course, there is the music.  This year, artists include Pink, Wallflowers, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and so many more that you must check out at KAABOO Del Mar.

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    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty would also like you to view these amazing properties located near the Del Mar Racetrack.  Often referred to “by the sea,” Del Mar is a historic and charming village with luxury, beach style homes, eclectic shopping, incredible restaurants, bike paths, beautiful parks and hiking trails including Torrey Pines State Park, farmer’s markets and enviable weather all year long.  Looking for a new home or vacation property?  Everything you could ever desire is located right here.

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    2160 Balboa Avenue, Del Mar – Entertaining offers between $18,000,000 – $22,500,000.  Coastal contemporary masterpiece with extraordinary architecture, design and high quality materials matched with the finest technology.  Private Olde Del Mar location with dramatic panoramic ocean views and easterly mountain and lagoon views.  Infinity edge pool, bocce ball court, sport court and 10 car garage.  Exquisite chef’s kitchen, lavish master bedroom suite, private deck, and main living floor with an executive office, media or family room and dramatic walnut staircase.

     

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    154 26th Street, Del Mar – $7,400,000.  Hamptons meets the West Coast in the Del Mar Beach Colony.  Beautiful open air beach house has been fully remodeled by iconic Del Mar architects, Bokal and Sneed and just steps to the sand on one of the best streets in the Beach Colony.  Main house has amazing beach views, gourmet kitchen, 3 en-suite bedrooms, great room with large bi-fold doors merging the indoors with the out.  Wonderful view decks and detached casita with a sleeping studio/loft and kitchenette – all with state of the art details.

     

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    121 Via De La Valle, Del Mar – $5,995,000.  Commanding ocean views and front row seats to the Del Mar Racetrack, this stunning year round or vacation property is located in the gated enclave of Boca Del Mar. This contemporary design boasts a gourmet kitchen, soaring ceilings and gracious master suite with private deck.  Entertainer’s delight, this home is a rare find!

     

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    3434 Caminito Santa Fe Downs, Del Mar, – $1,399,000. Remarkable home located in the community of Santa Fe Downs in Del Mar, here you have a home that is close to everything the area offers, from beach activities, horseback riding, sports, mountain biking and more. Beautiful foyer with 25 foot ceilings, marble floors, formal living and dining room, great room and a kitchen that is a chef’s  paradise with granite counters and Viking stainless steel appliances.  Two master suites, one on second level and one on main level – ideal for guests or in-law suite.  Perfect family home.
    To find out more information about these properties and view all of our Del Mar listings visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.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.

    Whether it’s donating her time for the betterment of the community, or leading the charge to raise the standard in the real estate sector, one thing is sure Amber Anderson will continue to give. Anderson noted “I truly enjoy serving the community and appreciate the positive impact mentors played in my development, so sharing my time with others is very gratifying. Amber is also recognized as an industry leader when it comes to video marketing, leading the way with one of the top YouTube Channels in the San Diego.
    Anderson White & Associates is a top producing team with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in La Jolla, California. The trend setting marketing team utilizes a diverse promotional platform, which includes HD video pro

    duction, aerial photography coupled with exclusive corporate partnerships to the world’s most significant media companies, including the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, Daily Telegraph and Architectural Digest.

    The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 17,000 independent sales associates located in 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change Complete Second Home in Tijuana
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    Juan, Jessica, Juan Alexis and Jessica Velez Contreras in front of their new home, along with Pacific Sotheby’s Realty office champions Cabrie FradellaIlana HuffKeith CastiglioneCatherine Black and Jim Sagona.

    Equipped with hammers, drills and hearts of gold, a group of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents headed down to Tijuana build a home for a family in dire need of shelter.

    The build is part of the company’s Agents of Change initiative, a partnership between Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, World Housing and New Story Charity to fund the building of homes in Salvatierra community in West Tijuana, Mexico.

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    Through the Agents of Change initiative, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s agents committed to donating a portion of the commission from each closing with the goal of raising the funds needed to provide housing for families living in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana.  In addition to the monetary contribution, agents and company representatives have also stepped up to personally help build each of the 30 homes over the course of the year.

    To date Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has raised nearly $80,000 in donations. In addition to the money donated from agents, the company has committed to donate an additional $10 on EVERY closing and has reached out for support from their affiliates in the real estate industry, such as San Diego Funding and Great Pacific Escrow, who both stepped up with donations of $5,000 each.

    To learn more about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Agents of Change program and see how you can get involved visit http://worldhousing.org/agentsofchange/

     

     

     

  • What’s Happening in San Diego: September 11-17, 2017

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    Another week is gone, yet for San Diego, the activities and events throughout the county, just keep coming. This week, throughout San Diego, you may want to discover the popular Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, powerboat racing in Mission Beach, and even a game of poker.  The week started off however with the 16th anniversary of  September 11, 2001.

    DSC_2970.JPGSeveral September 11 events happened across the county on Monday, including one hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Wendy Moldow at the Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters. The event invited Senior Citizens to visit with and thank local First Responders, view a dramatic work of 9/11 art and share memories.  

     

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    September 14, Taste of Downtown San Diego. Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters, Core District, and East Village neighborhoods. 5:00-9:00. Enjoy delectable tastes from more than 40 restaurants. Tickets are $30 or $35 day of event.

     

     

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  • Community Event Pays Tribute to San Diego County’s First Responders on the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

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    Monday, September 11, is the 16th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, where we will respectfully remember, reflect and honor those victims and responders who tragically lost their lives on this horrific day and pay our respects to our local first responders.

    With several local events and memorials scheduled throughout San Diego to pay tribute to our first responders, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Wendy Moldow, has joined with the Escondido Police and Fire Department to remember 9/11 by inviting Senior Citizens from the area to view a unique work of art commemorating this date and encouraging them to share their memories of that fateful day. 

    Several years ago, Wendy purchased the painting at a Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty event to raise money for Wounded Warriors and Canine Companions charities.  It had been painted by a Realtor and brought to Ground Zero in New York to raise money for the fallen firefighter families.  A restauranteur paid over $26,000 for this and when hanging it in his restaurant it made his customers too sad, so he returned it to the Carlsbad Realtor who then donated the painting to the charity event.

    “I really didn’t feel the artwork belonged in my home but instead to our first responders,” says Moldow.  Thus began the Journey of The Traveling 911 Memorial Painting and for the past two years it has traveled from Fire Station to Fire Station throughout our County. “It’s such an emotional piece of art, and should be shared recognizing an event never to be forgotten. We can never show enough appreciation to our First Responders who are always there for us.

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    What:    

    Reception for Senior Citizens and community members to pay tribute to local First Responders and view the 9/11 memorial painting on display at the Escondido Police Department

    Who:    

    Those expected to attend the event are several police and fire officials including Fire Chief Rick Vogt, Police Chief Craig Carter, Police Captains Mike Loare, Greg Kogler, Eric Skaja, Council and City Staff Members, First Responders and residents from half a dozen care home as well as other senior citizens.  Public welcome to attend. 


    When:    

    September 11, 2017  1:00pm

    Where:  

    Escondido Police Station
    1163 N. Centre City Parkway
    Escondido, CA  92026

    For additional information, contact Wendy Moldow at 619-339-3339

     

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Voted San Diego’s 2017 Best Real Estate Broker

     

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    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has been voted BEST Real Estate Brokerage and BEST Commercial Real Estate company  in the 2017 San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll.

    The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego Readers Poll compiles the opinions of The San Diego Union-Tribune readers regarding the overall BEST in class for a variety of business service categories. The poll is conducted annually on sdbestpoll.com in late spring with results released in late summer.

    This year, The San Diego Union-Tribune added a new component by recognizing not only the top vote-getters or “Best” in each category but also recognizing those that are considered “Favorites,” having received votes and, thus, recognition in each category.

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents, Dan Conway from the Carmel Valley office, Vivian Lee Ford from the Rancho Santa Fe office, and T. Brooks Stewart from the La Jolla office were all voted one of San Diego’s Favorite Real Estate Agents.

    “We are honored to be named San Diego’s Best Real Estate Brokerage and we would like to thank those who voted for our company and our agents,” says Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “We will continue to work tirelessly to provide our clients with superior service and our agents with access to every marketing advantage to ensure their success.”

  • What’s Happening In San Diego: September 5 – 10, 2017

     

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    Summer is winding down, the days are growing shorter, and the kids are back in school! For all those happy parents out there, perhaps it’s time to find a babysitter and schedule a date night. This week you will find plenty to do in San Diego and the surrounding communities.  Here is a sampling of some fun events for the first full week of September.

     

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    September 8-10, 2017:  The 2017 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts.  This year’s festival kicks off with a focus on local filmmakers with the San Diego Creator Spotlight, then continues through the weekend with nearly 70 short features, films and events.  This event promises some “out of there content.”  

     

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    September 9, 2017:  South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival at Chula Vista’s Bayside Park.  This one day event offers is a celebration of creative works, diverse tunes and the LGBT community featuring eclectic bands & DJs, arts and craft exhibitors, flame-grilled fare, and LGBT informational booths. Until  8:00pm, there will be dancing, food vendors, wine garden and live music.

     

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    September 9, 2017: San Diego Blues Fest at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. From 12 noon to 8:00pm, provides great blues music at an affordable price.  This year, Blues legend, Mavis Staples will be headlining.

     

     

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  • What’s Happening In San Diego Over Labor Day

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    It’s considered the unofficial end of summer, yet Labor Day weekend in San Diego promises endless activities whether you want to hit the beaches, a concert, or even catch some cooler temperatures in Julian. With gorgeous weather predicted for the holiday, the upcoming three day weekend offers everything from grape stomping, to fireworks to bacon, yes, bacon.  We can’t think of a more perfect way to cap off the summer than with any one of these attractions.  

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    Festival of Sail:  September 1-4, 2017: Here is the largest Tall Ship parade along the west coast.  Watch cannon battles, tour ships, visit with crew members, enjoy the beer garden, entertainment and more.  Located along North Embarcadero, it’s a spectacular sight to see.

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    US Sand Sculpting Challenge: September 1-4, 2017: Head two  blocks south from the Festival of Sail and see world class sand sculptors create stunning 3- dimensional works of art.  Truly breathtaking, this is a popular event that attracts San Diegans and visitors alike.  

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    Padres Game:  September 1 – 4: Grab your hot dog, peanuts and enjoy your favorite beverage while watching the Padres play the LA Dodgers Friday thru Sunday  (with a doubleheader on Saturday), and the Saint Louis Cardinals on Monday.  

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    Bayside Summer Nights: September 1-3, 2017: What can be more patriotic this holiday weekend than watching fireworks dance in the sky to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and listening to the San Diego Symphony celebrate the end of summer.

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    Nightime at the Zoo:  Thru September 4, 2017: The San Diego Zoo has a reputation for being one of the best in the world, and through Labor Day weekend, guests are asked to stay after dark to celebrate the end of summer with lots of fun activities including special shows, music and lots of surprises.  It’s also a wonderful time to see the animals come out and enjoy the cooler nighttime temperatures.

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    Sea World Electric Ocean: Thru September 4, 2017: Electric Ocean is Sea World’s latest attraction that turns the park into a ocean sea of color.  Spectacular special effects make this an evening everyone in the family will remember.

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    Bacon Fest: September 2, 2017: Are you obsessed with bacon?  If so, then you must head out to San Diego’s Bacon Fest which is an all inclusive event at Liberty Station.  Enjoy unlimited supplies of bacon in ways you probably never imagined.  

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    Little Italy Stickball Tournament: September 2-3, 2017: Chances are, if you asked your children how to play stickball, they might look up from their electronic devices and give you a quizzical look.  Now’s the time to head over to Little Italy to revisit childhood memories.  The event takes over the neighborhood streets where you can also find some of the best restaurants and ice cream in San Diego.

     

  • San Diego’s Farmers Markets Are The Perfect Way To Spend The Day
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    When you think of San Diego, what comes to mind?  Probably the gorgeous beaches, a vibrant downtown, an enviable climate, not to mention the postcard worthy scenery.

    But did you know San Diego county, according to Sandiego.org, has more small farms than any other county in the entire United States?  As the top producer of avocados, and in the top ten in honey productions, lemons, strawberries and egg laying hens, not to mention a large supplier of pomegranates, limes, guavas, macadamias and more, it’s no wonder that San Diego is host to countless of farmers markets throughout the county.  On any given day you can discover local farmers selling seasonal goods, and of course, artisans offering anything from art to jewelry and other fine crafts.  

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    Unlike the vast majority of farmers markets that are held weekly throughout the United States, San Diego is lucky to celebrate these popular community events throughout the year.  With so many markets to choose from, chances are you will find something unique  at every one. Here are just a couple of our favorites, and if you are in the market for your next dream home, the amazing properties listed below are all within close proximity to their neighborhood farmers market!

    Downtown San Diego:

    Did you know there are several farmers markets in downtown San Diego?  Some operate on different days, but here are a few you may want to visit.

    • Gaslamp Quarter – Third Avenue Certified Farmer’s Market – Sundays 9:00-1:00 in the 400 block of Third Avenue between Island Ave and J Street.
    • Little Italy Mercato – Saturday from 8:00-2:00 on B Street between 27th and 28th.
    • Dockside Fish Market – In the mood for the freshest of fish? Sat: 8:00-1:00 at Fish Harbor Pier between the USS Midway and Seaport Village

    Hillcrest and Uptown Neighborhoods:

    • Hillcrest Certified Farmers Market and Open Air Bazaar – Sundays 9:00-2:00 at 3960 Normal Street at Lincoln
    • North Park Thursday Market – Thursday 3:00-7:30 on North Park Way from 30th St. to Utah St.

    Coronado:

    • Coronado Certified Farmers Market – Tuesdays from 2:30-6:00 at the Ferry Landing 1st and B.

    East County San Diego

    • El Cajon Certified Farmers Market – Thursday 3:00-7:30 from April to October, 3:00-6:00 from November to March.  190 E. Main Street at Rea Ave.
    • La Mesa Village Certified Farmers Market – Friday 2:00-6:00 from March to October, and 1:00 to 5:00 from November to February at Date Avenue and University Avenue.

    North County

    • Carmel Valley Certified Farmers Market – Thursday from 2:30-7:00 Canyon Crest Academy
    • Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers Market – Wednesday 3:00-7:00 State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue
    • Solana Beach Certified Farmers Market – Sunday 1:00-5:00, 410 South Cedros Avenue at Rosa Street
    • Escondido Certified Farmers Market – Tuesday, 2:30-6:00pm October to May and 2:30-7:00 from June to September, 262 Grand and Juniper
    • Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers Market – Saturday 9:00-1:30 at Innovations Academy

    These are only a small sampling of farmers markets located throughout San Diego county.  For additional information, and a list of all farmers markets, contact San Diego County Farm Bureau website.

    Thinking about how great it would be to walk out your front door and grab food fresh from your local farmers market? Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers these beautiful homes for sale,  close to some of San Diego’s finest Farmers Markets.

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    1225 Pacific Highway, #108, San Diego, CA 92101
    2 BED/2 BATH,1,890SF
    Offered at $1,150,000

    Walk to the Little Italy Farmer’s Market from this expansive town home that features two bedrooms with third optional bedroom, living and dining area as well as a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. With amenities galore, including lap pool, club room, fitness center, concierge service and 24 hour security, this is the ideal place for sophisticated living in downtown San Diego.

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    7364 Orien Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
    4 BED/ 3 BATH, 2,530SF
    Offered at $749,000

    Less than a ten minute drive to La Mesa’s weekly, year round Farmer’s Market is this move in ready mountain view residence in the Mesa Del Sol community.  A former model home, here you will enjoy many features that set this property apart from the rest including large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, designer lighting, marble counter tops in the master bath and a private rear yard with mature trees for shade.  Family perfect home!

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    7773 Chadamy Way, San Diego, CA 92130
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    Offered at $1,588,000

    Only a short five minute drive to Canyon Crest Academy, the location for the popular Carmel Ranch Farmers Market is this exceptional home by award winning builder Davison Communities.  Situated in a gated enclave, this home offers a seamless layout designed to enjoy indoor and outdoor living.  Equipped with all the luxury features, you can lay by the pool and veranda to enjoy the amazing canyon views.  

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    20877 Wild Willow Hollow Road, Escondido, CA 92029
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    Offered at $3,500,000

    While this home may be a bit of a longer drive to the Escondido Farmers Market, here is a home worth seeing if you are in the market for a luxurious estate in a tranquil setting. With too many features to mention, this home offers top of the world, panoramic mountain and ocean views, saltwater infinity pool and jacuzzi, all new Viking kitchen, a master wing with heated bathroom and shower floor, yoga room and so much more.  

     

  • Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Mentor Program Creates Successful Agents

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    When Sharon McDonald joined Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Mentor Program in the Del Mar office several years ago, led by Realtor and Luxury Fine Homes Specialist Jason Fogelman,  she knew immediately that her real estate career had reached a whole new potential.

    “Anyone starting in real estate knows that it’s not all roses,” says McDonald, “It’s hard work, but participating in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mentor Program, has given me all the tools, big and small, not to mention the support, so that I am beyond prepared to assist my clients throughout the entire transaction process.”

    Fogelman agrees.  “Our goal is to create successful agents who will have a long, prosperous career.”  In 2015, according to Fogelman, he and his mentor team sold $48.2 million dollars in residential sales, $58 million in 2016 and are aiming for over $70 million in sales for 2017.  “We are not the only real estate agency to offer a Mentor Program, “ says Fogelman, “but I have no doubt we’re one of the most successful.”

    Why is the Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Mentor Program so successful?  Research, repetition and accountability.  

    “I’m constantly researching the local areas, from zip codes to neighborhoods, to floor plans, to type of homes,” says Fogelman.  “I’ve been able to define what has the fastest/highest turnover and point the new agents in that direction as well as teaching them to be open and direct with their sphere of influence.”  He adds that the Mentor Program creates a formal, structured path to find new clients.  “This is the hardest part of this job for a new agent, not to mentioned seasoned agents, finding clients.”

    Of course, once a new client is found, the work only just begins.  Unlike many professions, real estate is ever changing from contracts, industry rules, regulations and local and state laws and governances.  McDonald says this is where the Mentor Program was especially helpful.  “This program was good at giving us a list and skill set to understand a process and sequence of events, even the emotional experiences that often happen throughout a transaction.  We are so prepared, we have memorized dates, have a clear and precise checklist, even down to simple etiquette that makes a difference to every client and the people we work with.”

    According to an article in the June issue of The Atlantic magazine, mentorship programs often are unsuccessful because  many companies use old ideas of how jobs and careers work.  Fogelman says if he can start an agent on the right path from the start, doing what needs to be done that other agents are uncomfortable with, such as simply asking for business, they have a much stronger chance of sustaining a long career in real estate.  But Fogelman isn’t just one to talk to his agents, he also participates.  

    “During the program,” says McDonald, “ Jason sat in all of our listing meetings, going  over sales materials, and made sure that we knew the property, neighborhoods, community, comparative  sales, and every piece of information so that we knew more about the home than the owner.”  Fogelman added, “I ride shotgun on every transaction in the mentor program.  If there is a problem, or a negotiation going sideways, I’m able to step in as the new agent’s seasoned partner, and problem solve to keep the transaction together or help with negotiations.”  

    Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers several Mentor Programs throughout their offices, each led by successful and experienced agents and managers. For more information on the Mentor Program and joining the team at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, contact us at careers@pacificsir.com