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. Continue reading

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.

 

 

h1lineup.jpgSeptember 15-17,  San Diego Bayfair Mission Bay and beaches: 8:00-4:00pm – Known as “San Diego’s World Series of Powerboat Racing!”  Ticket prices range from $20-$250.  For additional information, contact 760-789-8870.

 

 

download.pngSeptember 15 – 17: San Diego Fall Home Show. San Diego Convention Center, Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday, 10:00-8:00, Sunday 10:00-6:00.  Enjoy shows, exhibitor displays and more!

 

 

 

download-1.jpgSeptember 15-17, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival.  Del Mar Fairgrounds. Referred to as the ultimate MIXexperince with 3 days, 7 stages and 100 plus music acts, this is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, great music and lots of other activities such as art exhibits, pampering, food and drinks.  

 

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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.

EVENT DETAILS

 

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 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

Destination Spotlight | Oahu

yard-crossroadsGot 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.

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“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.”

 

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3005 Hoaloha PlaceHonoluluHawaii, 5 BED/5.5 BATH, 6,694SF, Offered at $$2,750,000       

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.

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1118 Ala Moana Blvd #2300HonoluluHawaii96814, 3 BED/3.5 BATH, 2,814SF                     Offered at $7,988,000  

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.

 

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926 Kealaolu Ave.HonoluluHawaii,96816, 5 BED/5Full/2Partial BATH, 7,398 SF                    Offered at $6,395,000 

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.

La Valencia: La Jolla’s Beloved Landmark Celebrates Summer Nights

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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.

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  • 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.

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“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.

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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

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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/