- Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Mentor Program Creates Successful Agents
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 email@example.com
- Destination Spotlight | Oahu
Got the mid-week blues? Take a mental break and travel with us to a place where the clear blue waters of Kailua Beach meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu. The historic architecture of Iolani Palace meets the timeless memorials of Pearl Harbor. The big city of Waikiki meets the small town of Haleiwa on the North Shore.
Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. Oahu offers balance between world-class beaches and oceanfront living where you can get away from it all, to a bustling metropolitan area with a thriving high-rise condominium market and all the amenities of a world-class city.
“You can fish, dive and surf, and the towns have great dining and nightlife,” says Scott Carvill, Principal Broker/Owner of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty in Kailua. “You get a little bit of all of Hawaii on Oahu.”
Elegant Nuuanu Dowsett estate privately adjoining preservation land with panoramic ocean to mountain views. Covered walkways lead to the various living areas and showcase the park like landscaping and views. The newer home features koa floors, a modern new kitchen and spa like baths. With a legal Ohana, a separate living area, plus a guest quarters a buyer is afforded many options.
Spectacular Diamond Head corner unit completely upgraded! Upgraded wall coverings, built in custom cabinetry and tv shelving with Quartzite natural stone countertop, a 75″ flat screen TV, incredible and beautiful travertine floors throughout. Views are amazingly beautiful and from the perfect floor level. You see it all, Diamond Head, fireworks, beach activity, harbor boats, sunrises and sunsets.
In the illustrious Kahala neighborhood, within short distance from the historic Waialae Country Club and beaches, this privately-gated, 5-bed, 5.2-bath home affords comfort and style. Exquisite detail is seen throughout, from tropical hardwood entryways, built-in cabinetry and flooring to custom Balinese woodworking adorning ceiling areas and wall hangings. An expansive floor plan is enhanced by wood-framed glass egresses, inviting the tropical outdoors into most living areas, including dining area with wet bar. Pool and grill amenities, and the 1-bedroom cottage surrounded by meticulously landscaped property provides a resort-like feeling. Grand Award Winner by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii Renaissance, rarely does a home of this quality come to market.
Listings provided by Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty.
Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty is the premier Luxury Full Service Real Estate provider of Oahu. Our dedicated agents, with their experience, have the ability to place your home on a higher level with more exposure than any other firm on Oahu. From the roots of this company, built on a foundation of family and community, we have become the brokerage of choice for buying or selling properties on Oahu.
Combining local Oahu Real Estate expertise and our global reach and exposure, Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty provides an ability to deliver the most successful strategy to market your home. For those who value an extraordinary brand, commitment to building relationships, and an unparalleled ability to connect buyers and sellers globally, we deliver.
Serving the real estate communities of Kailua, Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Haleiwa, Lanikai, Manoa, Kaneohe, and beyond, Carvill Sotheby’s is proud to showcase our beautiful region and all of the amazing lifestyles and opportunities our island has to offer. Regardless of your price point, we are experienced in luxury oceanfront homes to mountain retreats and everything in between. This is why our clients trust us and know us to be the most knowledgeable and dedicated brokerage on the island of Oahu.
From remarkable Oahu homes to exceptional services, Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty is the boutique real estate firm that delivers exceptional results.
- Point Loma Architecture Series: TIKI! When Polynesian Pop Invaded Southern California
On July 20, 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Caroline Glasner and Susan Diamond held a special architecture series exploring the history of Polynesian architecture and Tiki culture in Point Loma, San Diego and Southern California. The event, which was held at the historic Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island, featured a presentation by Architectural Historian Diane Kane. Guests viewed the presentation (and perhaps enjoyed one or two of the Bali Hai’s world famous Mai Tai’s) from the main floor of the historic Bali Hai bar overlooking San Diego Bay. The slide show focused on the numerous restaurants, hotels, commercial buildings and communities that embrace this Polynesian Pop style throughout San Diego and Southern California.
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.
And in case you just can’t get enough Tiki, but seriously is there ever enough Tiki? Not to worry, Tiki Oasis, the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop is happening this week. And in case you missed the Point Loma Architecture Series you can still check out the historic Bali Hai Restaurant for the festival opening this Thursday. Friday – Sunday at the Crowne Plaza offers daytime events such as DJs, 100+ vendors, educational seminars, car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. For more information visit www.tikioasis.com.
- Community Events: The Third Annual “Sip of Julian” This Weekend
There is something magical about Julian in the summertime. While the busy tourist season for this quaint mountain village reaches peak numbers in the fall for its very popular apple season, this peaceful community is just as beautiful and stunning throughout the year, but particularly summer. With its cooler temperatures, hiking trails, horseback riding, nearby boating and fishing at Lake Cuyamaca, not to mention the family friendly atmosphere, there’s never a bad time to visit Julian.
This Saturday, August 5, is the third annual “Sip of Julian.” From 11:00-5:00 guests can sample some of Julian’s alcoholic beverage purveyors offerings, such as craft beers, wine, craft cocktails and hard cider. Paired with an assortment of small bites, this well attended event is known to sell out. With tickets at a very reasonable $25, it may be the perfect weekend to book a room in one of their historic hotels and enjoy the shops and restaurants that are scattered around the very scenic Main Street. And of course, don’t forget to sample the apple pie.
For those who have always wanted to live in this beautiful town that is a registered California Historical Landmark, here are just a few of the wonderful properties that Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to offer.
With 360 degree views, you will appreciate the charm and quality of this beautiful craftsman log style home. With no detail overlooked, and too many extras to mention, discover the dramatic 1871 Antique Royal Empire Parlor Stove that provides heat to the state of the art kitchen on cool winter nights, gorgeous Saltillo tile throughout, and loads of windows to capture the views while providing an abundance of natural light. A separate guest house or 3rd bedroom option offers incredible view deck, warming stove, living space, kitchenette, full bathroom and additional storage. Outside, soak in the mountain fresh air on the extensive decking around the home. The grounds also include extraordinary gardens with potting grotto, garden shed and utility room. Large pond and creeks adds to the fun. It’s a must see!
Beautiful and breathtaking sunset views! Just 22 miles from Julian, nestled among beautiful and majestic oak trees, this extraordinary home features gorgeous wood ceilings, majestic fireplace, three spacious bedrooms – each with their own baths, and a large eat in kitchen with tons of cabinetry and built in wine rack. Nicely landscaped low maintenance yard with covered patio is the perfect spot for entertaining! Ideally located in the neighborhood of Los Tules adjacent to the Historic Warner Springs Ranch Resort with 18 hole golf course, restaurant, equestrian and airport.
Beautiful custom single level home with 2 bedrooms plus hobby/craft room or can be used as third bedroom. Located near the quaint village of Julian, this property offers a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, walk in pantry, and formal dining and living room. The cozy den opens to the wrap around deck. Hardwood flooring and beamed ceilings add to the ambiance. Long private driveway, three car attached garage, with storage, workshop and full bathroom are just some of the added amenities.
For additional listings in Julian, CA and throughout San Diego County visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com
- Where The Surf Meets The Turf…Del Mar’s Summer Racing Season is here!
Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicks off on Wednesday, July 19th, and as always, it promises to be one of the most fun, if not the most fashionable events in San Diego County. With over 40,000 race enthusiasts expected to attend, there is no doubt that Del Mar is the place to be. The tradition goes back 80 years when one of the track’s founders, legendary actor and crooner Bing Crosby, greeted the first guests at the gate on the very first opening day. Today, Del Mar offers the second largest horse racing venue in the Western United States and includes special events such as free Friday Night Concerts throughout the summer.
For Opening Day however, it isn’t just about the horse racing, though some might disagree. Instead, the day also includes the traditional “Hat Contest” where people vie in the following categories: Most Glamorous, Best Racing Theme, Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator and Flowers/All Other. “The Party” on Opening Day includes DJ, dance floor, BBQ, private wagering and other perks for a cost of $35. For additional information, contact the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
What makes the Del Mar Race Track a sought after event? It is the social and horse event of the summer for not just San Diego, but for all Southern California. The track offers an ambience like no other with wonderful beach and lagoon views all surrounded by unique shopping, renowned restaurants, a collection of charming and luxury hotels, and championship golf courses nestled along the beautiful San Diego coastline.
Nearby Rancho Santa Fe is also celebrating the ponies with an Official Opening Day After Party held at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. From 5:00 until midnight, guests can meet jockeys and others in the horsing industry while enjoying music, cocktails, and a one of a kind culinary exhibition from celebrity chef Casey Thompson. The word of mouth buzz is that even actress Bo Derek will be in attendance. Tickets are $150.
Roblee Valentine, Executive Director of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division which is dedicated to clients who desire horse properties, commercial ranches, farms and luxury estates, loves sharing our Equestrian Mecca with other horse aficionados, as well as the action and the vitality it all brings to our special brand of paradise in Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding equestrian communities.
“The Del Mar Races grow more and more popular each year and visitors can’t help but notice what an ideal location San Diego is for those who want to follow their equestrian pursuits due to our access to top trainers, veterinarians, shows, and endless riding trails,” says Roblee. “Pacific Sotheby’s Equestrian Division is the most qualified when it comes to understanding the intricacies of equestrian, ranch and farm properties and we have some of the finest horse properties in the country.”
One such property is a stunning 5 bedroom, 10 bath newly remodeled estate that just went on the market. Located at 18880 Old Coach Way in Rancho Santa Fe, this home offers panoramic views, beautiful interiors that flow seamlessly to the outdoor living spaces that includes a covered loggia, dining area, fire pit, vanishing edge pool and spa. With four developed and 37 acres of open space including trails this private setting of two parcels offers detached guest house, full spa and gym, theatre, barn, pastures, riding ring, batting cage and flat usable pad to add your dream amenity. For additional information on this one of a kind property, contact Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar at 858-775-6511.
Commanding ocean views and front row seats to the hottest ticket in town- the world famous Del Mar Racetrack. Whether year-round or vacation home, find comfort in this meticulous, turn-key, low maintenance, private, gated enclave of Boca Del Mar. This custom Alan Caro contemporary design boasts a gourmet kitchen, soaring ceilings and a stunning master suite with private deck. An entertainer’s delight flooded with light from walls of windows and white water views! Located at 121 Via De La Valle, in the heart of Del Mar, the home offers access to the beach, hiking, shopping, dining and the Race Track; leave your car behind an look no further! For more information contact Lindsay Dunlap, 760.533.2326 or Brian Pasco, 619.850.5240.
Rancho Santa Fe’s esteemed Covenant enclave creates the ideal canvas on which to display this refined and unparalleled masterpiece located at 6605 La Valle Plateada. Nestled on 5+ stunning acres where a lily pond, rolling lawn, gorgeous orchard, flowering vines and towering trees provide an idyllic backdrop for gracious living, the sprawling estate reveals a warm and inviting single-level main home with 5 ensuite bedrooms, a 1,600-square-foot 1-bedroom guest house, with an attached multi-purpose room with bath. Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate world-class facilities that include an 8-stall barn with center breezeway, large pasture areas, a tack room, full bath and hot walker. Outdoor enrichments are strategically placed in such a way as to complement and enhance the main residence while offering the perfect amenities for year-round outdoor living that is so popular in the San Diego climate. For more information contact K. Ann Brizolis at 858.756.4328.
To view all of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian properties visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com
- La Valencia: La Jolla’s Beloved Landmark Celebrates Summer Nights
What would Paris be without the Eiffel Tower, Rome without the Coliseum or even New York minus the Statue of Liberty? The same might very well be said for the La Valencia Hotel and La Jolla. This iconic landmark is truly the anchor of this beachside community. With summer underway, the La Valencia is introducing its “Summer Nights” where guests can enjoy different themed menu combinations every week throughout the summer. The new Executive Chef, Alex Emery has announced the following menu to be celebrated through August.
- Monday – Paella Night – Spain meets La Jolla
- Tuesday – Baja Night – New rendition of local cuisine
- Wednesday – Schucks and Champs ( $1, $2 and $3 dollar oysters with champagne)
- Thursday: Throwback to the Supper Club, a three course meal with classic drinks.
This popular evening series at La Valencia is a sought after event for not only guests at the hotel, but for anyone who appreciates the hotels stunning ocean views and vintage coastal luxury. Commonly referred to as “The Pink Lady” due to its Mediterranean style architecture and beautiful rose hue, Amber Anderson, of Anderson, White & Associates from Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, works closely with La Valencia management on various projects, thanks in part to the location of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s global headquarters at 1111 Prospect Street, just across the street from the hotel.
“The La Valencia is the crown jewel of La Jolla. We are so fortunate to have a very close relationship with the hotel management and often pair with them for exclusive partnerships and sponsorships,” says Anderson. “Because we are neighbors, many of their guests often find their way into our showroom to check out the Vintage 1900 Rolls Royce or the 1967 GT and Lionel Train set on display.” Anderson also adds that they go the extra mile for her clients that stay at their hotel.
One exciting addition that is scheduled to open in December is the new $1 million dollar day spa in a three story home built at the turn of the century that is attached to the hotel. Because of its historical significance, careful and thoughtful renovations have been designed and received the support of the La Jolla Historical Society. The spa will feature six treatment rooms as well as additional space on the upper deck for massages. A drink and food menu will also be featured.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has long practiced community outreach to nurture and enhance positive and cooperative relationships between its neighboring businesses and organizations throughout San Diego County.
- Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents of Change Initiative: Selling Homes to Give Homes
First Home in Tijuana, Mexico Completed as Part of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Agents of Change Initiative
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty announces the completion of construction on the first home in Tijuana, Mexico as part of the company’s Agents of Change initiative. The initiative which was announced earlier this year is a partnership between Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, World Housing and New Story Charity, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to fund the building of homes in Salvatierra community in West Tijuana, Mexico.
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 30 families living in one of the poorest communities in Tijuana.
The first home has just been completed and the dream of homeownership is now a reality for the Real family, Marybel (47), Armando (46), Karen (18) and Adrian (11). Marybel is a polio survivor, and she and her husband were also in a serious car accident four years ago that set the family back with additional heath complications and medical debt. The family applied to receive a home to help them improve their wellbeing and provide for a better life for their family.
Both World Housing and New Story Charity operate with completely separate overhead so there are no administrative costs, allowing 100% of the money raised to go directly to construction and materials costs. They are dedicated to working with local partners to train workers and buy locally sourced construction materials, to help stimulate local economies and teach skills in the process.
In order to qualify for a home, families apply and are selected by a vetting committee. Families chosen 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. The family is not required to pay rent for the home. This “pay it forward” method provides for community engagement far beyond the benefits of homeownership.
To date Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents have raised over $55,000 in donations and are scheduled to build a new home every other weekend throughout the year. The homes, which are each approximately 320 sq. ft, cost under $6,000 each to build. They are made of wood with a concrete foundation. Each home features a bathroom (septic), three windows, two doors and a loft space.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty believes that homeownership is the foundation that gives people the chance for a better life and that each of us has a responsibility to do what we can and give what we are able, to ensure that everyone, no matter where they are from, has access to the very basic need of shelter and security.
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/
- LUXURY IS AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A PRICE POINT
Cassandra Altmann and Luisa Ayala Join Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty with a Vision for Community Growth in Barrio Logan
The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is known across the globe as a leader in the luxury real estate industry, however, the REALTORS® at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty understand that luxury means much more than just the price of a home. As a company, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s vision is to provide their clients with luxury representation and service, at every price point, in every stage of life, and in every area in the market.
REALTORS® Cassandra Altmann and Luisa Ayala share this vision and it is one of the main reasons they chose to align their business with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. Altmann and Ayala are on a mission to bring the same type of luxury representation seen in San Diego’s most exclusive areas, to the diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods of San Diego traditionally overlooked by San Diego’s luxury real estate firms. In order to be successful, Altmann and Ayala knew they needed to align with a luxury real estate company that understood the opportunities for homeownership provided in all areas of the San Diego market. “We chose Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty because they understand that San Diego is diverse,” says Altmann. “Our communities host such a wide spectrum of lifestyles and we want to work with a brokerage that celebrates this diversity and can provide us with the tools and support to make a difference in our clients’ lives and the communities in which they live.
One such community in San Diego, and the focus of Altmann and Ayala’s business, is Barrio Logan. Barrio Logan is a strong community filled with everything that makes San Diego one of America’s greatest cities. For years, this neighborhood has been an epicenter of the city’s Mexican-American culture and more recently it has become a hotspot for dining, cutting-edge art and authentic local culture. There are several grassroots organizations in the community that connect residents with local resources, schedule community events, and encourage arts, culture and business. Homes in the area offer beautiful downtown views and a simple, but vibrant lifestyle that gives residents an opportunity to be part of a community.
Altmann and Ayala both have strong personal ties to the communities they represent and understand the tremendous responsibility to help preserve the authenticity of their neighborhoods. Altmann is a resident of Stockton, an up-and-coming neighborhood bordering Logan Heights and Grant Hill, and she is active in several philanthropic organizations that serve her community. Ayala’s husband is part of four generations of family that call Barrio Logan home. From a grandfather to a nephew and almost everyone in between, there remains a deep connection and dedication to the community. Ayala is also a former military spouse who understands the needs of the military population that neighbors Barrio Logan.
“Cassandra and Luisa are truly invested in supporting homeownership in San Diego’s diverse and up-and-coming neighborhoods, ensuring that every client receives extraordinary service and the benefits afforded by Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s extensive marketing programs,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “They truly understand our company’s vision and we are excited to provide them with the resources they need to grow their business.
The Altmann | Ayala Team is based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mission Hills office located at 810 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92106. They can be reached at 858.449.6966 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is San Diego’s largest, locally owned residential real estate company. Comprised of over 600 agents in 22 offices located throughout San Diego County, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on pacificsothebysrealty.com and the sothebysrealty.com global website.
- Dana Whittaker Elected to Second Term as NSDCAR Director
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty would like to congratulate Dana Anderson Whittaker, Manager for the company’s Carlsbad office, on her election to serve for the second term as an NSDCAR Director for the Central Coast.
Dana is a strong advocate for NSDCAR and strongly believes that the Association is committed to helping brokers and agents build, expand and protect their business. “I love being able to serve our industry and our community,” says Whittaker. “Getting involved and giving back to your profession by helping others will lift you up, inspire you and open doors to meet the right people who can help you.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Carlsbad office is located at 5825 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101/102, Carlsbad, California 92008. Office telephone 858.777.9817.
- Where Are You Celebrating the 4th of July?
It’s official! Summer has arrived. As the notorious June Gloom weather winds down and with the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill, grab the potato salad, turn up the tunes and gather friends and family to celebrate our country’s Independence Day.
Whether your plans include spending the day at the beach, taking in a baseball game, or hanging around the pool, there are no shortage of celebrations scheduled throughout San Diego and North County. Of course, to cap off the day, fireworks are a must. For those who want to see the best of what our city offers, here is where you can watch some of the best parades and fireworks in America’s Finest City.
- San Diego County Fair – July 4th, 10:00am – 11:00pm Here is the last day for this legendary fair where people from all over attend. Enjoy fireworks, concerts, entertainment, amazing rides and animal exhibits on the Del Mar fairgrounds. For additional information, check out sdfair.com.
- Annual Big Bay Boom 4th of July Fireworks Show – The largest display in the county, fireworks are launched from four barges placed around North San Diego Bay. Watch from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing for one of a kind fireworks. Simulcast live on THE MIGHTY 1090AM and MAX FM 105.7, find a seat any place along the bay and you will experience a heartwarming and memorable 4th of July.
- City of Coronado – Celebrate the 4th of July with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00am followed by a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00pm and stunning fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00pm.
- Red, White and Boom! – Legoland, Carlsbad. With over 60 rides, shows and attractions, Legoland promises a 4th of July celebration your family will never forget. Fireworks start at 8:30pm and are set to patriotic music.
- Rancho Santa Fe Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic – located at 16948 Avenida de Acacias, enjoy live music, parade and picnic from 1:00-3:00pm. All you need are a few chairs, a blanket and food to enjoy a nostalgic hometown event.
- Independence Day Festival and Fireworks – Escondido. Gather at 340 N. Escondido Blvd for this festive 54th annual holiday event. Over 20,000 attendees are expected to attend and indulge in food vendors, children activities, games, music, and of course, fireworks, for this hometown celebration. Starts at 4:00 with fireworks at 9:00pm.
- El Cajon Picnic and Fireworks – Kennedy Park from 1:00-9:30pm. Enjoy games, prizes, kiddie train rides and more including live musical entertainment starting at 3:00. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:00pm.
- Julian 4th of July Parade – For those looking for a homegrown, historic event that celebrates a town’s heritage, this is where you want to be. This year, Julian is presenting a celebration of the town’s gold rush era history, with a dedication to Veterans and local residents who cherish the town of Julian.
If you are staying close to home, and celebrating the 4th of July in your own backyard, perhaps you might find some of these amazing properties, currently on the market, as a great spot to enjoy the holiday next year. These stunning homes, with exceptional backyards and entertaining areas, afford everything you desire.
There is no better view to watch next year’s fireworks than from this incredible backyard. This gorgeous waterfront home in La Playa offers dramatic views and the sound of the yachts and sailboats on the bay. An entertainer’s dream this home boasts panoramic views and seamless outdoor/indoor living. Truly designed for a lifetime of memories.
This 19,000 square foot home that includes a three bedroom guest house, and an enclosed courtyard with rectangular swimming pool and spa, this historic home has been carefully restored and updated for modern living. Imagine watching next years 4th of July celebration from the privacy of this immaculate estate!
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in this sought after North County town, here you will find a home that offers eight different locations for stunning water views including a 300 sq. ft. foot terrace and beautiful backyard with fire pit and water feature. The centerpiece of the limestone residence is a 3 story circular stairwell with a 20 foot chandelier and under lighting under the stairs. A glass elevator services all three floors with custom mosaics done by Rick Skalak, which are also featured in the Wynn, Bellagio and Peninsula Hotels.
This charming single level adobe masterpiece is an entertainer’s dream. The home features two salons, both ideal for expansive entertaining or relaxed family gatherings. The pool patio offers rich views in a private setting. This romantic hacienda also features a charming guest casita with fireplace.
Just imagine the fireworks you can view from this rarely available half-floor penthouse in one of downtown’s most exclusive towers. Soaring above the city and bay with unstoppable and unobstructed panoramic views, this residence features gracefully curved windows revealing the never-ending city scenes and water views from every room. Located in the heart of the Marina District, stroll in any direction to enjoy the best of downtown – shopping, restaurants, waterfront esplanade, Petco Park and more.
- Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized on 2017 Real Trends/Wall Street Journal “The Thousand” as the Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Tops Individual Sales Volume Category for Second Year in a Row
Real Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, just released its 2017 The Thousand list, a summary of America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2016 annual sales volume and transaction sides, and the top 50 agents and top 50 teams on average sales price—making it a ranking of the top 1,100 nationwide.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Realtors K. Ann Brizolis, of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe Office and Eric Iantorno of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Del Mar office were both recognized for individual transaction volume.
“We are proud of the dedication that both Ann and Eric have for their profession, San Diego’s real estate market and above all, their clients,” says Brian Arrington, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “They continually utilize the local advertising and global media opportunities offered by our company and our brand and we have seen their business grow year over year.”
According to Steve Murray, president of Real Trends and publisher of The Thousand, the average U.S. real estate professional sold 8.6 homes in 2016 however the average agent ranked in The Thousand sold 192 homes.
Overall, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand was the No. 1 real estate brand represented in two of the six categories that comprise the “The Thousand” for the second year in a row, claiming 46 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category.
“Having a leading number of sales associates represented in two categories of the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal rankings is a testament to the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “In 2016, the average sales price accomplished by Sotheby’s International Realty was among the highest of any national real estate brand as evidenced by its achievement of $95 billion in global sales volume. This accomplishment is made possible by having top sales professionals affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty and I am so proud of the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their contribution to the power of this brand.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is San Diego’s number one residential real estate firm comprised of over 500 agents in 22 office locations throughout San Diego County. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers comprehensive real estate services supported by decades of experience, personalized service and local ownership and management in the San Diego real estate market. www.pacificsothebysrealty.com
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 880 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.
- K. ANN BRIZOLIS REPRESENTS SAN DIEGO LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET AT SANTA BARBARA MARKET LEADERS’ FORUMK. Ann Brizolis, principal of Rancho Santa Fe-based K. Ann Brizolis & Associates, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, was invited to attend Sotheby’s International Realty’s recent Market Leaders’ Forum as a representative of San Diego’s vibrant luxury real estate market. The two-day event welcomed 45 of the top Sotheby’s International Realty agents from across the U.S. and focused on the best practices, collaboration and strategic growth within the ever-expanding realm of global real estate.The intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by Montecito’s Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. Those in attendance represented luxury markets throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C. The dynamic symposium was moderated by Liz Bentley, a nationally recognized performance consultant and coach, and president of Liz Bentley Associates.The forum’s final day concluded with a private estate tour of the historic Villa Santa Barbara, owned by beloved television host, best-selling author and Emmy-winning actress, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi. The exquisite estate is listed by Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty for $45 million.Nationally recognized by her clients and peers as an ethical, highly accomplished and dedicated luxury real estate agent, K. Ann Brizolis has consistently ranked in the top percent of luxury real estate agents in the U.S. An expert in the purchase and sale of luxury homes in Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding coastal communities of La Jolla and Del Mar, Ann is deeply committed to representing her clients’ best interests while providing valuable real estate advice. For more information, visit http://www.kabrizolis.com or call 858.756.4328.
- Update: Patriot Rally Event Brings Awareness and Raises Funds to Support Veterans Issues
PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S REALTY SPONSORS FILM SCREENING AND RALLY BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE STRUGGLES FACING VETERANS
If you passed through downtown San Diego on Wednesday, March 31, 2017 just after 6pm, you may have witnessed a parade of individuals, sporting patriotic colors and holding flags of every size, marching through the streets toward San Diego Bay. The group was heading to a fundraising event aboard that USS Midway with the goal of increasing public awareness and support for several local San Diego Veterans organizations.
If you looked closer, you may have also seen a sea of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty blue name badges worn by many of the marching flag holders. As a company Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was the Premier Sponsor of the Patriot Rally and No Greater Love film screening, but it was as a family of co-workers that so many came together to show their support (and open their wallets) for the cause.
According to Dana Anderson, Carlsbad Office Manager, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, “the march to the USS Midway, with everyone donning their red, white and blue and holding flags of every size, started the emotions. We are so polarized right now. This is not about politics. 22 soldiers and veterans commit suicide everyday. These are our brothers, sisters, kids, parents, family and friends. It’s not ok. This film seeks to start a conversation outside of the military sector and they need our help.”
The Patriot Rally featured a special screening of the international award-winning military documentary No Greater Love aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway. The film explores combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.
The event also included the presentation of Colors provided by the JROTC Color Guard of Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, a special performance of the United States National Anthem by country singer Amy Scruggs and guided tours of the USS Midway.
All proceeds from the event benefited Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America, all local organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans, and Gold Star families.
“The heart of our community is our military, so many of us are Veterans or have family members, friends and co-workers who have served or are currently serving,” says Steve Games, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is our responsibility as a community to connect with the members of our military and show our support and gratitude for their service and to reach out to the many who continue to face a hard battle upon returning to civilian life.”
Prior to the main event and film screening on the USS Midway, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty hosted a private VIP reception at the sales office of Savina by Bosa. The reception featured a talk from Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary No Greater Love and a silent auction that raised over $10,000 for the event.
San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating board the USS Intrepid in New York harbor on September 11, 2017. To donate and for more information about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit visit http://www.nglfilm.org.
To view all photos from the event click here: http://bit.ly/2sEu3kz
- Neighborhood Spotlight: Oceanside, California
Oceanside is located along the beautiful Southern California coastline and considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside enjoys a rich history as an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. The city, which boasts a number of important historical and cultural attractions such as Mission San Luis Rey, California’s longest wooden pier, 1920’s era Robert’s Cottages, California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art, has experienced a resurgence as a destination for upscale dining, entertainment and shopping. With its’ accessibility and walkability, Oceanside offers a wide-variety of housing options for every type of homebuyer.Unobstructed white water views! Only the park and beach across the street separate you from the ocean. Very unique architecturally designed units with just four in complex. A dramatic spiral staircase will take you from the formal entry up to the rooftop entertainment deck where you will be amazed & inspired by the panoramic views! There are three stories plus the roof-top. Enjoy the sit-down views from the living room and bedroom. Granite in both kitchen and baths, breakfast bar, laundry room plus a 2 car garage!Great opportunity for builders and developers located just one block to the beach with ocean views. Currently there are 3 units on this property generating $5,500-$6,500/mo as vacation rentals. Purchase this land with nearly approved plans to build 4 new units with a two car attached garage per unit. Planned units will be will be 2,306 sq.ft., 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, and will have a 62 sq. ft. patio, a 74 sq. ft. deck, and a 186 sq. ft. rooftop view deck.Private, custom estate perfectly situated on 2.4 acres with 145 avocado trees and panoramic views to the ocean. Experience a great sense of arrival with the gated entry, circular driveway, charming courtyard and custom leaded glass inlay double doors. Original owners custom built the home in 2007 using high-end finishes throughout and the finest attention to detail. European inspired kitchen features SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Dacor double oven, warming drawer, electric cooktop and upward draft exhaust system, built-in Miele espresso machine, European-designed kitchen cabinets, island with prep sink, reverse osmosis water system and sweeping views from your kitchen window. Main level master suite offers stunning views from the balcony, generous walk-in closet w/ built-ins, and impressive bathroom with soaking tub, shower and his & her vanities. Perfect for entertaining with its open floor plan, large balcony with outdoor seating areas and unparalleled views.This oceanfront home embodies the finest attributes of waterfront living. Superb craftsmanship using the finest materials including natural stone, exotic hardwoods and imported cabinets, and 8 Ft glass sliding pocket door opening to the expansive outdoor patio overlooking the ocean. This stunning 1,932 SF residence features a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, 2 masters & spa like bathrooms, an office/den, underground parking and elevators, and security system. Fully gated building with access to The Strand and Pacific St. Private garage with 2 car spaces, large storage unit and elevator access.
- Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty to Sponsor the Patriot Rally Aboard the USS Midway
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Patriot Rally, a fundraising event that will be held aboard the USS Midway in San Diego Bay on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The Patriot Rally is an event to raise funds and increase public awareness and support for several Veterans organizations that strive to help the families of the men and women of the U.S. Military, Veterans and those who have died in the service to our nation.
“There wasn’t even a second of hesitancy when we were approached to sponsor this event,” says Steve Games, Chairman, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, as well as a Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. “The heart of San Diego is our military community and this event is an incredible opportunity to salute these young people and the families of the fallen soldiers who have fought so that we may continue to enjoy the freedoms we have as Americans.”
The Patriot Rally will feature a special screening of the international award-winning military documentary “No Greater Love” aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway. The film explores combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain who carried a camera in Afghanistan, capturing the gritty reality of war as well as the bond that is made among troops. The film shows the experience of war, but more importantly, helps viewers understand the personal struggles of soldiers.
The event will also include the presentation of Colors provided by the JROTC Color Guard of Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, a special performance of the United States National Anthem by country singer Amy Scruggs, guided tours of the USS Midway and no host food and drink. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film
All proceeds from the event will benefit Angels of America’s Fallen, American Legion Post 416, USO San Diego and Operation Engage America. Each one of these organizations works tirelessly to ensure that Active Military, Veterans and family members of fallen service men and women receive the support they need.
The Patriot Rally was the brainchild of Chaplain Justin Roberts, Producer of the documentary “No Greater Love” who enlisted event Co-Chairs Trisha Marshall and Matthew Schillingburg. Marshall and Schillingburg quickly jumped on “Board” and presented the opportunity Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsorship.
“We both care deeply for our Veterans and the Gold Star Families and wanted to create an impactful way to help raise awareness as well as funds to support the needs of those who have given so much in service to their country,” says Marshall. “Veterans needs are many, those who do return home from combat often suffer tremendous PTS and the suicide rates among our Vets are staggering. For those who sadly do not return, families are left behind often with very little means of support.”
San Diego is the first city to host this event. Similar rallies are planned across the nation, culminating aboard the USS. Intrepid in New York harbor on 9/11
“Our goal was to help communities connect with Military, Veterans and the families who have lost a service member,” says Shillingburg. “These are our neighbors, our co-workers and our friends who often keep their struggles hidden from those around them. This event is designed to bring us together in support of one another.”
For more information about the and to find out how you can get involved contact Trisha Marshall, 949-233-9007 or Matthew Shillingburg, 858-997-6632.
To purchase tickets to the event visit https://nogreaterlovecampaign.ticketspice.com/ngl-film and to learn more about the documentary “No Greater Love” visit http://www.nglfilm.org.
- Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Open House Showcase Reinforces the Importance of Open Houses in Today’s Market
In these days of modern technology and virtual reality, Realtors are often asked if Open Houses are still a valuable marketing tool for sellers. The answer is…YES!
“Our Realtors develop a comprehensive marketing plan for their clients and open houses are one of the pieces of the overall marketing strategy that help to increase exposure for their listings,” according to Brian Arrington, CEO, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.
Open houses bring traffic to the home with the general premise that more traffic leads to better exposure, which in turn leads to a quicker sale. By removing one of the marketing strategies, you can still sell the house, but may be limiting your buyer pool.
On May 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty held their bi-annual Open House Showcase. Over 170 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.
“In the past, open houses were a way for buyers to explore neighborhoods and have questions answered about the community and schools,” adds Arrington. “Now with the information that is available online, buyers are coming ready to see specific homes, many are already pre-qualified by their lender and ready to make that offer.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Open House Showcase proved to be a great success for several agents over the weekend. Many of those who participated said that they developed a substantial number of new clients and several offers were submitted. One of those offers was made between the clients of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agents, Kathleen Connor and Barbara Maquire, representing the seller and Katie Hawkes, representing the buyer, all Realtors with the Rancho Santa Fe office. According to Connor “Katie’s clients were driving around and getting familiar with the neighborhood and stopped to tour our open house. Katie joined and after a warm visit with them, we received an offer and were under contract within three hours of the open house ending on Sunday. We also received a firm backup offer from the Open House. Our sellers are thrilled at the traffic and energy created by the Open House Showcase for their property.
While the next Open House Showcase will take place in the Fall of 2017, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty agents understand the importance of holding their listings open as often as possible. Each Friday the company publishes an Open House Magazine with a directory for the weekends’ open houses. The Open House Magazine can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/PacificSIR/ or the Pacific Sotheby’s Realty Extraordinary Living Blog at www.pacificsothebysrealty.com .
- Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is a Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Del Mar National Horse Show
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division along with Eric Iantorno & Associates are proud to be among the sponsors of the 72nd Del Mar National Horse Show.
The show, which runs April 18th through May 7th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will host three unique events to showcase the equestrian disciplines of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper on the Saturday evenings of the three-week show, on April 22, 29 and May 6 in the fabulous Del Mar Arena. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day with the exception of the Saturday evening events that require paid admission.
“The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the United States,” says Roblee Valentine, Executive Director of Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Equestrian Division. “The show carries international acclaim through its qualifying events for Olympic, World Champion and World Cup events and attracts exhibitors and spectators from both the local community as well as across the country and from overseas.”
Over 25,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s show to watch the nearly 1,500 horse and rider teams compete to win in excess of $300,000 in cash and prizes. The Del Mar National Horse Show is one of the few remaining horse shows offering multiple traveling perpetual trophies and individual class trophies and ribbons that attracts internationally acclaimed horses and riders year after year.
Pacific Sotheby’s Realty is hosting a equestrian style lounge in Vendors Village during the show and invites attendees and participants to come by and put their boots up to relax. Visitors also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a beautiful Ralph Lauren style decorative pillow valued at over $600.00.
According to Eric Iantorno, REALTOR with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, “People traditionally associate San Diego luxury property with oceanfront living, and we do have some of the world’s most beautiful properties along our coast. However, San Diego is also one of the premier Equestrian communities in the world and the Del Mar National Horse show is a fantastic platform for us to showcase all the types of properties that define the Southern California lifestyle.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division focuses on the representation of Equestrian Properties, Horse Properties, Commercial Ranches and Farms, and Luxury Estates and provides its clients with the professional and experienced direction and specialized marketing strategies needed to effectively represent Equestrian and Ranch properties.
Eric Iantorno and Associates are among the top advertising agents at one of the top real estate brokerages in San Diego. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Eric Iantorno are synonymous with the coastal San Diego real estate market. Together they have built a reputation as the market leaders in San Diego luxury real estate.
For more information about Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Equestrian Division contact Roblee Valentine, 858.437.4778, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com. For more information about the Del Mar National Horse Show visit http://delmarnational.com
- PACIFIC SOTHEBY’S REALTY ANNOUNCES RECORD SALE IN RANCHO SANTA FE, CA
April 7, 2017 (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) The Dalzell Group, of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, announces a sale in the highly coveted community of Rancho Santa Fe that represents one of the highest priced transactions since 2008.
Remarkably this transitional contemporary estate was on the market for just 32 days. “While it’s a term that is often overused in real estate, this truly is a one of a kind home that luxury buyers are searching for in Rancho Santa Fe,” says Ryan Dalzell, of The Dalzell Group. “There clearly is strong demand in the area for new construction that has this element of design and striking architecture.”
Set in a premier location, just a short walk from the historic Rancho Santa Fe Village and offering unobstructed views, this stunning Spanish designed property is loaded with contemporary features, and boasts the ultimate in indoor and outdoor living. Pocketing lift and slide doors running the length of the Great Room showcase an outdoor oasis with vanishing edge pool and panoramic southern vistas allowing for entertaining on a grand scale. From the front stone clad entry with honed limestone flooring and decorative water feature, to the clear storied windows that bathe the living space with an abundance of natural light showcasing the solid timber ceiling beams, no detail was overlooked in creating a luxurious, warm and open home that is remarkable in every way. Other high end amenities include rich distressed white oak floors, a dramatic floating fireplace, and state of the art chef’s kitchen with professional appliances and ample wine storage space.
Rancho Santa Fe is well known for its pristine lifestyle, magnificent homes, upscale equestrian properties, the renowned Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, top dining and shopping, nationally recognized private schools as well as its prized Max Behr designed golf course at the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.“Of late, Rancho Santa Fe has experienced a resurgence of high-end buyers,” says Ryan Dalzell. “It’s a community that offers a rich history, picturesque scenery, lots of space and privacy”. Ryan adds that the buyers were originally looking for homes in the La Jolla area, but were immediately taken with this new luxury estate with 180-degree views and close proximity to the Village.
The Dalzell Group is a family real estate team that has been representing San Diego buyers and sellers since 1992. Jim Dalzell, a perennial Top 1% Producer among San Diego realtors throughout his career, partnered with his sons, Kevin, who was the listing agent, and Ryan, who heads the Luxury Marketing Program for the group.
According to Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, “It’s this kind of insight by our top teams at Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, who understand the shift in the luxury market and the desires of the modern buyer, that have propelled our company to achieve the number one market share in a community like Rancho Santa Fe.”
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has quickly become the market leader in the sale of luxury homes in San Diego County. With 22 offices in San Diego and North County, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty offers exceptional service with years of experience and in-depth market knowledge combined with the resources and international reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. For more information visit www.pacificsothebysrealty.com.
- Specialty Division Update: Luxury Auction DivisionPacific Sotheby’s International Realty, San Diego’s largest, privately owned luxury real estate company, has achieved significant success filling a much needed niche with luxury properties in Southern California. with their Luxury Auction Division. Headed by Executive Directors Anna Houssels and Brittany Hahn, the division offers clients exclusive access to a coveted and influential audience of targeted homebuyers along with sophisticated resources to provide additional marketing avenues that benefit sellers who have unique properties or situations.In the six months since the Luxury Auction Division officially launched, Houssels and Hahn have already closed five large sales for their clients, ranging from a $2.5 million home to luxury properties of more than $10.6 million, a total of $40 million in all. The team, who have worked across Australasia, where auction is the standard method for selling for all levels of homes, are operating in partnership with Concierge Auctions to build business in San Diego.“Through our Auction Division we are able to provide our clients an alternative to the traditional sales model allowing them to determine the sale date of their property and maximize their sale price by reducing the time on the market,” says Hahn. “Both my partner Anna Houssels and I have extensive experience assisting our clients in the search for “best buyer” for their home, whether on the auction floor or a sale that may result prior. The momentum, energy and exposure of auction provide high numbers of showings from qualified buyers.”Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty would like to see their Luxury Auction model become the leader in the country for luxury real estate auctions. The Division will represent properties at a variety of price points and is available to advise listing agents, not only at Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, on the benefits of the auction process in achieving success through targeted and intense marketing campaigns and definitive end date that drives buyers to act.“We are proud to be able to provide a process which accelerates the usual marketing and sale of a home. This approach provides an environment for buyers to compete against one another to ultimately determine the best price. Buyers appreciate the transparency and sellers value that they have an honest view of what the property is worth according to “real buyers” in the marketplace. We bring out of area competition to the local market,” adds Houssels.
- Spring Is Here! Coronado Flower Show April 8 – 9
While San Diego enjoys enviable weather all year long, there is something truly magical about this time of the year. With Spring at our doorstep, the abundance of wildflowers now blooming on our local hills, and days of increasing sunshine, perhaps there is no better place to be than right here in America’s Finest City. To kick off spring fling, we are happy to announce the arrival of the annual Coronado Flower Show.
Since 1922, this highly anticipated event is now the largest tented flower show in the nation. Located at Spreckels Park, the two day affair from April 8-9 includes lots of floral competitions, landscape displays, educational lectures and demonstrations, live music, entertainment, food, beer and wine garden with locally handcrafted beers, and of course, plenty of shopping opportunities. Hosted by the Coronado Flower Association with support from the City of Coronado, this popular show highlights what a truly remarkable community this island town is. With its small town hospitality, peaceful neighborhoods with charming homes, wonderful shops and boutiques, culinary attractions, not to mention some of the best beaches in San Diego county, there is something here for everyone.
And who can resist a home with a garden this time of year? Below is just a small sampling of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s listings in Coronado that boast the ultimate in beach living, yet also have exquisite gardens, courtyards or room to create your own private oasis.
1043 Ocean Avenue, Coronado – Known as the Spreckels Beach House, this oceanfront estate covers three lots totalling 19,000 square feet. Designed by famed architect Harrison Albright in 1907, this property has been completely restored and boasts seamless indoor/outdoor living with enclosed courtyard, swimming pool and spa. This piece of Coronado history set in a beautiful and scenic ocean front location, is a masterpiece.
921 G Avenue, Coronado – Brand new construction scheduled to be completed in May 2017, here is an opportunity to design your own landscaping on this beautiful property located near the Village. With covered front and back patios as well as roof deck, this is an ideal family home or vacation getaway!
624 1st Street, Coronado – White picket fence and all, this is the quintessential beach bungalow. Restored to perfection, this craftsman’s cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and sits on a large 8750 square foot corner lot with one of the most beautiful park like backyards on the Island. And the curb appeal? It’s straight out of Mayberry. With views of the bay and San Diego skyline, this home also offers room to expand. Truly one of the most charming homes in the area.
4 Spinnaker Way, Coronado – Endless panoramic views from all levels of this custom 4 bed / 4.5 bath remodeled home completed in 2016. Sitting on 100+ ft. of direct water frontage with a one hundred foot private boat dock, the home is features brand new designer kitchen, quartzite counters, SS appliances, custom cabinets, designer prime-stock reclaimed teak flooring in the entire main level, and halls. Crows-nest loft/deck with 360 deg. views. The location, views, new rebuild, and privacy, make this home is a 10!
If you are interested in any of the above homes in Coronado, or desire additional information about properties in Coronado, please contact Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for your own private showing. We specialize in the listing and marketing of an outstanding portfolio of one of a kind homes for those looking beyond the ordinary.