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


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.




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


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. 


September 11, 2017  1:00pm


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

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


Home Of The Week – Open House Saturday, 11/7 from 1-4PM

Location: Escondido, California    Price: $1,299,000 to $1,349,000

A generous piece of paradise is displayed in this builder’s luxury showcase custom home in Canyon View Estates. This home was designed to capture the spectacular views from every room while also creating a sense of privacy and serenity.  Designed by Architect Jay Foltz  and built by BIA award winning master builder Mike Bowling.

This 4950 square foot, six bedroom/six bathroom home is a solar-owned estate and features a gourmet, slab-granite, designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

Designed for easy living, master bedroom and bathroom, guest room, office, kitchen, great room and dining room are all located on the main floor. Newly updated, luxurious bathroom complements the spectacular master bedroom with high-ceilings, fireplace and outdoor patios to soak in the views.

The home features a billiard/bonus room & wet-bar, salt water pool, outdoor kitchen and a fruit tree grove! The oversized four car garage has plenty of room for all your toys!


Listing agent: Joseph Hathaway, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, (619) 302-0778,

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K. Ann Brizolis of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Sets Price Record with Sale of Paint Mountain Estate


Just one day prior to the scheduled auction of one of San Diego’s County’s most unique properties, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was able to secure a buyer for the multimillion dollar property, resulting in a record setting sale. The stunning property, which is perched atop Paint Mountain just east of Rancho Santa Fe in the community of Elfin Forest, was purchased for five million dollars. Both the seller and buyer were represented by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in the transaction, which was the culmination of years of hard work and extensive marketing by K. Ann Brizolis and her team.

“In real estate, you must always expect the unexpected,” said K. Ann Brizolis, of K. Ann Brizolis & Associates and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, the listing agent for the property. “We do all we can to prepare and plan but, many times, the result you are looking for comes unexpectedly and suddenly, and you have to be ready to adapt.”

Brizolis, along with Platinum Luxury Auctions, had for months planned the auction sale of this estate. The auction was scheduled for October 3 and, while bidders were lining up, a serious buyer surfaced at the last minute and wanted to negotiate for purchase prior to auction.

“Although we were very anxious to see what the auction would bring in terms of sale, the seller elected to take this opportunity,” said Brizolis. “When you have a chance to truly make everyone happy, you have to get it done, even if that wasn’t part of the original plan.”

One of the most unique and intriguing homes in all of San Diego County, and perched atop Paint Mountain on more than 18 acres, the property offers striking, 360-degree views of San Diego, with vistas stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. An architectural marvel in an unprecedented geographic location, the home also features a one-of-a-kind lap pool, said to be one of the longest residential pools in the world. The $5 million dollar home sale was the largest sale in Escondido over the last ten years.

“This is the type of result you get with Pacific Sotheby’s Realty,” added Steve Games, Chairman of the Board, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty. “We are pleased to be part of this historically significant sale and are proud to get the deal done for everyone involved.”

New Office Open in I-15 ‘Inland Corridor’


As part of the company’s ongoing expansion, Pacific Sotheby’s Realty has relocated their “In­land Corridor” office to a much more promi­nent site at 16710 Bernardo Center Drive. Serv­ing communities such as Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Escondido, Mira Mesa, Vista, San Mar­cos and more, the Inland Corridor office will act as the inland hub for the company within the I-15 corridor.

“This new location further leverages our pres­ence in the area” says Mark Marquez and Scott Voak, Managing Partners of the Inland Corri­dor office. “Given our local market share and growth projections, it was a necessity to expand into a high profile state-of-the-art office facil­ity.”

The new office space was entirely refurbished by Pacific Sotheby’s Realty, adding a cutting-edge conference room with the most current multi­media resources to further utilize the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The site also offers the company much more visi­bility than their previous location, as the new office is open to walk-ins from the public in the busy Rancho Bernardo Town Center.

“The new space will create more transaction opportunities for our agents and more buying and selling opportunities for our clients,” adds Marquez. “Our emphasis is on concierge-level service and this new space only further rein­forces our ability to deliver.”

The new office is located at 16710 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. For more information, please call 858.705.6048.