17 Prudential California Realty Professionals Recognized by Wall Street Journal’s REAL Trends Top 1000

 

Agents and teams of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages and soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, claimed 17 spots in the REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand, a national award ranking measured by REAL Trends and featured in The Wall Street Journal.

 

“The fact that 17 spots have been claimed by Prudential California Realty in The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 is not a surprise,” said David Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. “Our agents handle everything with grace and extreme attention to detail, which is required at this level. They set the standard.”

 

The “Top Thousand” honors the top 1000 residential agents and agent teams nationwide in the following four categories:

 

Ø  Top 250 Individual Agent – Sales volume

Ø  Top 250 Individual Agent – Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)

Ø  Top 250 Agent Team – Sales Volume

Ø  Top 250 Agent Team – Transaction sides

 

According to the REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand, Prudential California Realty agents and teams claimed the following spots:

 

The Prudential California Realty agents named in the 2013 Top 250 Individual Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Sides include:

83. Gary Glass, Brentwood, CA, Volume $87,351,579.00

87. David Solomon, Brentwood, CA, $85,000,000.00

143. Dan Encell, Montecito, CA, $68,085,263.00

171. Shauna Covington, Laguna Beach, CA, $63,827,875.00

195. Kathleen Winter, Montecito, CA, $60,142,489.00

206. Andrew Manning, Sherman Oaks, CA, $57,382,784.00

 

The Prudential California Realty agents recognized in the Top 250 Team Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Volume are:

28. Marc & Rory Shevin, Calabasas, CA Volume $156,824,351.00

53. Greg & Marilyn Noonan & Associates, La Jolla, CA  $123,209,085.00

55. Ann Brizolis & Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, CA  $121,464,922.00

82. Gregg & Debbie Neuman, San Diego, CA  $101,514,279.00

102. Maxine and Marti Gellens, La Jolla, CA $90,999,000.00

103. The Alan Shafran Group, Carlsbad, CA  $90,866,647.00

144. Eric & Peggy Chodorow, La Jolla, CA  $78,532,717.00

147. Susana Corrigan and Patty Cohen, La Jolla, CA  $77,190,313.00

156. Larry Young and Associates, Beverly Hills, CA  $75,957,744.00

184. David & Anna Solomon, Brentwood, CA  $69,312,335.00

226. Harriet Cameron & Andrew Spitz, Sherman Oaks, CA          $63,962,327.00

 

“I am immensely proud of these agents and teams who set such great standards for other agents and teams nationwide,” said Cabot “They are an inspiration for everyone at Prudential California Realty. We are privileged to have them represent us.”

 

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Prudential California Realty Adds Anna Ward to Rancho Bernardo Team

 

The Rancho Bernardo office of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages and soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, has added Anna Ward as Sales Manager to its growing office.

 

“To say that Anna comes to us as an experienced and highly successful agent, manager, coach and recruiter is an understatement. Anna began her career in 1999 by selling more than 100 homes and continued to sell more than 100 homes yearly,” says Ron Sparks, San Diego Regional Vice President. “Her talent for business and growth has also served many of the nationally-elite agents she has personally coached. Most importantly, she is a true fighter; she has battled cancer twice and won! Her energy and positive attitude are instantly recognizable and magnetic. She will bring her expertise and leadership to an already well branded, top producing landmark in Southern California.”

 

Ward has been in real estate since 1999, selling 104 homes her first year as an agent and more than 100 homes each year after.  Ward has consistently been in the top 1 percent of real estate professionals in the nation. In 2006, she opened her own brokerage and grew it into three different locations covering 42 high-end market areas. In 2010, Ward merged with Century 21, creating one of the most successful mergers in its history.

 

Throughout her career, Ward has coached sales associates across the U.S. in accomplishing their goals in production and income and helped them join the elite and most recognized agents in the U.S. A two-time cancer survivor, Ward proudly supports Susan B. Komen. She also supports a local women’s shelter, SDCBA Community Outreach and Youth With A Mission. As the Sales Manager with Prudential California Realty Rancho Bernardo, Ward will focus on recruiting top agents, and bringing high quality new recruits to the area.

 

“I’m so happy to join such a professional and dominant agent and client-focused team,” Ward says. “I am positive there is a lot of success ahead for our team. Our future is bright and full of potential.” 

 

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Prudential California Realty Adds Alessandra Castrogiovanni to Santa Monica Team

 

The Santa Monica office of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages and soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, has added Alessandra Castrogiovanni to its growing office, located at 3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Santa Monica, Calif.

 

“Alessandra comes from strong real estate roots, with great influence from her mother, a long-time real estate broker, who has a successful career with a Prudential office in Palos Verdes,” says John Closson, Vice President and Regional Manager of Prudential California Realty. “Based on her mother’s success, we know she’ll be extremely successful.”

 

Originally from Palos Verdes Estates, Castrogiovanni lived and studied art at L’Accdemia di Belle Arti di Bologna in Italy. She is a dual citizen and is fluent in Italian and French. Castrogiovanni also lived in New York and studied at Fordham University in Lincoln Center. For the last fifteen years, she has lived in Los Angeles and currently calls Playa del Rey her home.

 

“I choose a career in real estate because I am so inspired by my mother, and I love to help people make their dreams come true. Also, I chose Prudential because I know the brand’s integrity,” says Castrogiovanni. “Plus, I’m a great negotiator who enjoys combining both business and creative thinking.”

 

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Prudential California Realty’s The Charitable Foundation Raises $10,000 in Donations at Orange County Event

More than $10,000 was raised by the Orange County chapter of The Charitable Foundation, an agent community outreach of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages and soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The funds will be given out to local Orange County non-profit organizations. Since its formation The Charitable Foundation has raised more than $4 million among its chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

“This event fully embodies Prudential California Realty’s desire to be a positive force in our community,”said Leeann Noll-Iacino, COO of Prudential California Realty. “We turned a fun night into an opportunity to truly help the Orange County community.”

The event was held at The Strands Clubhouse, a highly exclusive ocean front community in Dana Point. The night’s theme was an Endless Summer Cocktail and included a Fashion Show. More than 150 agents attended and 20 agents participated in the fashion show modeling clothing from Cache, Hobie Surf Shop, Canopy Alley and Petite Bonhomme.

“It was a picture perfect evening with sunsets and summer fashions by the pool. I was honored to be a participant and the overseer of the fashion show,” said Liz Hanzche, acting Chair of Event, Fashion Show Coordinator and one of the models. “All of our models were excited at the event and want to participate in future fashion shows. Everyone enjoyed this event and we hope to make it a yearly thing.”

In past years, the Orange County chapter has partnered with the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of OC, the Surfrider Foundation, Kids Konnected, and other local non-profits.

“The residents of the Orange County community who have worked with us have contributed so much to our success,”said Noll-Iacino. “We are more than happy to give back to this community that has given so much to us.”

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

K. Ann Brizolis & Associates Recognized by Prudential California Realty and The Wall Street Journal for Outstanding Performance

 

K. Ann Brizolis & Associates of the Rancho Santa Fe office of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages, is the first place recipient of Prudential California Realty’s Top Three Agents/Teams for Residential Sales Production for the first quarter of 2013 for the western region. Additionally, K. Ann Brizolis & Associates has been named one of America’s top real estate sales teams by The Wall Street Journal and was ranked 55th in the nation out of the top thousand agents, as measured by REAL Trends, for 2012. The “Top Thousand” honors the top 1,000 residential agents/teams out of 963,000 agents nationwide in various sales categories. The Brizolis team had more than $121 million in sales.

 

“The fact that Ann and her team have been recognized nationally by The Wall Street Journal is not surprising,” says Ron Sparks, San Diego Regional Vice President. “She conducts her business ethically, with extreme attention to detail, and is focused on serving her clients. This is an incredible accomplishment”.

 

“It is such an honor to be recognized by Prudential California Realty and The Wall Street Journal. I am very proud of my team and all that we have accomplished together” says Brizolis. “This would not have been possible without the dedication of the incredible clients we’ve worked with in the Rancho Santa Fe community and surrounding areas.”

 

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

K. Ann Brizolis can be reached at 858.756.6355 and www.kabrizolis.com.

Prudential California Realty’s Karen Hickman Awarded Top Individual Agent for Sales Volume

 

Leading the real estate industry throughout San Diego County, Karen Hickman, an agent for the La Jolla office of Prudential California Realty, Southern California real estate powerhouse and one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages, was recently named the No. 1 Individual Agent for her sales volume in La Jolla, which is ranked No. 1 in the United States for its sales production in 2012. Hickman is also ranked No. 2 Individual Agent in San Diego County.

 

“Being the number one individual agent in our office, which is ranked highest of all Prudential offices, speaks volumes about Karen’s level of dedication and service to her clients,” says Nicki Marcellino, Branch Manager of Prudential California Realty La Jolla. “She has built a solid reputation as result of her credibility and talent for creating a positive solution for even the most difficult transaction.”

 

A realtor for Prudential California Realty for more than 20 years, Hickman has consistently been in the top 10 for individual agent sales volume. She is a resident of La Jolla and a member of the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association and the San Diego Association of Realtors. She is a Certified Relocation Specialist and Fine Homes Specialist.

 

“I’ve worked in real estate through several downturns, and it consistently proves to be the single best investment because it will always increase in value like it’s doing now,” said Hickman. “This market is heating up again and we’re just getting started.”

 

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well more than 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Ladera Ranch Real Estate Agent Recognized by Prudential California Realty for Outstanding Performance

ladera ranch real estate agentSouthern California real estate powerhouse, Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages, is honoring Maurine Fischel of Prudential’s Ladera Ranch office for her excellence in sales performance. Fischel ranked in the company’s top 50 agents for the first quarter of 2013.

“Maurine has always been a hard worker and it’s visible in everything she does,” says Mike Bianchi, Branch Manager of Prudential California Realty Ladera Ranch. “I am proud of her accomplishments and look forward to seeing what else she has in store.”

Before pursuing a career in real estate, Fischel gained extensive customer service experience by working in sales and marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Long Beach as well as EcoBroker and SFR licenses. Fischel has been working in real estate for the past eight years.

“I always strive to do the best work I can for all my clients,” says Fischel. “I plan to continue to improve my performance, making sure my clients are happier every time.”

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

A Healing Economy Ushers in Demand for Luxury Homes

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1310 West Bay Ave, Newport Beach

With its unobstructed water views, the Tuscan-style custom home located on the Newport Beach bay front on the Balboa Peninsula at 1310 West Bay Ave., in Newport Beach, Calif., has been listed at a very competitive price. Fully equipped with a wine room, office, five fireplaces, a theatre, a rooftop retreat, three-car garage, and private pier, the three-story home combines old world hand-crafted details and luxurious contemporary features.
The home is listed by Renee West, one of the top producers with Southern California real estate powerhouse Prudential California Realty of Newport Beach.

“We’re seeing high demand for luxury homes now that the economy is on the upswing,” says West. “Priced so competitively, this home won’t last on the market, especially with the attention to detail its architect has given it, such as beveled windows from Germany, Crema Marfil flooring and various patterned Richard Marshall Brazilian wood floors heated through the entire house and outdoor patio. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream come true with four dishwashers, professional Thermador oven and pizza oven, and more. It’s also equipped with a Smart System and hydraulic system to keep televisions hidden within the ceiling. With its old world hand-crafted details and luxurious contemporary features, it’s truly an architectural jewel.”

Additional information is available from Renee West at 714-914-9060.

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Prudential California Realty Agent Helps Raise Close to A Third of The Funds for USO Fundraiser

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Carlos Gutierrez, a top producing and #4 in San Diego County-ranked real estate agent with Prudential California Realty, is working the phones to raise money for the USO during a recent telethon at KGTV 10 studios.

In a fundraising telethon at ABC 10 News held by The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), a nonprofit organization providing programs and services to United States troops and their families, Carlos Gutierrez, a real estate agent with the La Jolla office of Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages and a Southern California real estate powerhouse, helped raise more than a third of the $4,000 donated.

“I approached this event like I do everything — I got proactive,” says Gutierrez. “I didn’t just sit there and wait for the phone to ring. I took my cell phone in there and when the phone bank wasn’t busy with people calling us with donations, I made things happen by dialing every contact I have in my phone list and asking them to contribute. And they did. Everyone donated except one.”

“We know our agents’ time is valuable,” says Leeann Noll-Iacino, Chief Operating Officer of Prudential California Realty. “We don’t expect them to get involved in community or charitable causes, but we’ve found the ones who do are top producers in our company. It’s their drive to make a difference and leave a mark in this world by making it a better place that resonates with so many people who come in contact with them and are drawn to spend more time with them, whether its through their real estate business, or just personally.’

Gutierrez takes this same drive and enthusiasm for excellence that he used in the USO fundraiser in his real estate business, which led him to quickly achieve the Top 100 rank within Prudential California Realty, and #4 in San Diego County. It’s his “Pay it Forward” credo that pushes him to get involved in causes such as the USO, where he serves on the board of directors, Challenged Athletes Foundation, for which he competes in the annual triathlon and raises funds for athletes with special needs, the San Diego Police Foundation, and others.

“The USO is especially important to me because of the sacrifices these men and women continually make for each of us,” he adds. “Comparing that sacrifice to what we call hard work, I can walk 25 miles and knock on 100 doors a day, every day, to sell a house if that’s what it takes.”

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

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The USO telethon held Monday, June 24, 2013 at the KGTV 10 studios, raised more than $4,000, nearly a third of which was raised by Prudential California Realty agent, Carlos Gutierrez, who simultaneously worked the phone bank and his cell phone to raise the funds.

Prudential California Realty Bolsters Orange County Management Team

 

Southern California real estate powerhouse Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages, has continued to expand operations in Orange County with the promotion of Scott MacDonald to regional vice president, and the addition of Michael Bianchi and Carl Mazzie to the company’s management team.

 

“We’re fortunate to have three incredibly talented professionals with deep market knowledge to enhance our Orange County management team,” said David M. Cabot, president and chief executive officer at Prudential California Realty. “They’re the ideal complements to what we’re creating in the fast-growing Orange County market — and companywide. These three seasoned real estate professionals are key to our ongoing expansion in the region.”

 

In addition to serving as regional vice president for Orange County, MacDonald will continue to oversee operations for Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach and Corona del Mar offices. Over the past five years, MacDonald has helped to grow the Newport Beach branch to among Prudential’s top six offices nationwide. A licensed real estate broker and a relocation specialist who’s been ranked among the top 1% of agents in the U.S., MacDonald previously managed operations at another national real estate brokerage, developing four offices in Orange County. In his new role, MacDonald, a 25-year Orange County real estate veteran, will devote his time to developing, coaching and training Prudential California Realty agents and managers in the region.

 

Michael Bianchi will be responsible for all office operations — including brokerage, management, team recruiting and retention, and agent coaching and training — at Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo offices. Bianchi most recently served a similar role with Long Realty Camelback, in Phoenix, where he helped to grow the office’s sales volume by 40% and its agent count by some 35% over the past year. Bianchi’s proven track record in growing already successful offices is one of the skills that attracted Prudential California to the 15-year industry veteran.

 

With 35 years of experience in leading companies throughout Orange County, Carl Mazzie will manage operations for the Irvine office, as well as provide management support to MacDonald’s Newport Beach branch. Applying the leadership skills he’s developed as president and CEO at a local car dealership he owns, Mazzie, who’s lived in Orange County since 1983, will also oversee agent-training responsibilities in Irvine and throughout Orange County.

 

“These three individuals will help us to continue our rich tradition of success in the Orange County market,” said Leeann Iacino, chief operating office at Prudential California Realty. “We’re all confident in the management team’s ability to build an even stronger company brand across the county, particularly in several highly desirable communities.”

 

According to Iacino, the Prudential California Realty brand has the most market share among industry competitors along Orange County’s “Gold Coast,” comprised of the Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente communities. The company also claims top buyer representation in the highly desirable Newport Coast and Corona del Mar markets.

 

With over 3,200 sales associates in more than 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Shauna Covington ranked #8 Top Prudential Individual Agent for North America in 2012

 

Shauna strives to give her best every day and her professional and personal life reflects this belief. Out of more than 54,000 Prudential Agents in North America, a Pinnacle award winner, Shauna Covington ranked #8 in the nation raising the bar from her previous year ranking #10.  Prudential Real Estate also recognized Shauna Covington for #1 Top Individual Orange County Agent for her second year in a row in 2012.

“The fact that Shauna has been a Pinnacle award winner for two straight years is an indication of her talent for negotiating and ability to deliver positive results for her clients,” notes Jim Vermilya, manager of Prudential’s Laguna Beach office.  “Her local market knowledge and phenomenal work ethic have given her an excellent reputation in the real estate community.”

A graduate of USC, Shauna launched her career teaching in the Newport Mesa School District.  “Teaching is a great preparation for life,” she reflects.  “Spontaneity and the knowledge that there is more than one way to solve a problem are important lessons teachers learn.”  She adds, “In real estate, it is essential to look at a variety of options in order to arrive at the ideal solution.”

Currently with 25 years’ experience in real estate, Covington began her home selling career working for Covington Homes as an on-site project sales manager and agent for their home building communities in Orange and San Diego Counties. In addition to working with home Buyers in the process of selecting their homes, she was also responsible for managing upwards of 50 escrows at any given time.

Shauna’s dedication to her clients has earned her the respect of customers and colleagues alike, along with many professional accolades. Covington served for five years as a Director of the Laguna Board of Realtors and also serves as a Director of Prudential’s Luxury Division.  “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a strong networking relationship with agents, friends and family.  “It’s such a wonderful job to have the opportunity not only to build professional relationships, but to make lifelong friends as well.”  Covington’s talent for negotiating and knowledge of marketing has earned her numerous referrals and repeat business from her clients. With a professional like Shauna Covington as their guide, Orange County clients are discovering that there is also excitement and enthusiasm along the way.

Shauna Covington can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Beach office, at 949-395-8786, via email at shauna@shaunacovington.com , or on the web at www.shaunacovington.com

Neuman & Neuman Rank #7 Nationwide for Sales

Debbie NeumanPrudential California Realty honored Gregg and Debbie Neuman recently with the Pinnacle award, one of the company’s highest honors. The award recognizes Neuman & Neuman for being the number seven ranked team in the US for their sales in 2012, out of more than 54,000 Prudential agents.

“Since joining us in 1992 Gregg and Debbie have earned the Pinnacle award 26 times,” said David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential. “This is an unprecedented achievement that denotes the credibility and integrity they bring to their clients’ transactions.”

Over the past 32 years, Gregg and Debbie Neuman have helped their clients successfully navigate a number of cycles within San Diego’s housing market and the national economy. Having sold more than 5200 homes for a combined value of nearly $2 billion, they have been successful as a result of their sense of market timing, extensive marketing
and focus on researching the latest updates in real estate.

With an elite buyer specialist division and an experienced support team, Gregg and Debbie Neuman provide a highly attentive standard of support and service. By providing their buyers and sellers with useful information and valuable guidance about every aspect of their transactions, and by carefully managing all of the details, they have earned referrals and an outstanding reputation in real estate.

Based in Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office, the Neuman & Neuman team can quickly respond to clients with interests throughout San Diego County. “We have incredible foot traffic here as well, which allows us to create a phenomenal amount of exposure for our sellers’ homes by utilizing our exclusive ‘talking window,’” explains Gregg.

“Service has been the hallmark of Gregg and Debbie’s success,” says Nelson White, manager of Prudential’s Downtown Gaslamp office. “They are not only known for the exceptional service that they provide for their buyers and sellers, but also for their commitment to serve the community.”

Gregg and Debbie Neuman may be reached at 1-800-221-2210, via email at Gregg@SellSanDiego.com, or on the web at www.SanDiegoDowntown.com.

Kathy Hewitt Earns National Recognition for Sales

Kathy Hewitt of Prudential California Realty had a cause for celebration this spring, as she was honored with the company’s President’s Circle award for her sales in 2012. The achievement caps off a decade of success for Hewitt, who has consistently ranked at the top three percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Hewitt is based in Prudential’s Rancho Santa Fe office and has lived in ‘the Ranch’ for over 20 years. To match her buyers with the perfect home and lifestyle to fit their needs, and deliver exceptional results for her sellers, she leverages her vast network of area connections and comprehensive knowledge of Rancho Santa Fe’s real estate market.

“Real estate began as a hobby for me when I was on Wall Street but I’m happy to say that it’s blossomed into an extremely fulfilling career,” says Hewitt. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Hewitt has worked with the likes of Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and First Winthrop. By drawing from her knowledge and experience, she helps her clients evaluate their options for financing, analyze the condition of the economy and select the best possible strategy for investing in real estate.

“How many people can say that they find joy in their work? The decision to transition into real estate is one of the best I ever made. It’s a privilege and a joy to help folks find their new home and introduce them to our community. The satisfaction that I get from knowing that I have helped my clients achieve their goals has made my career very rewarding,” comments Hewitt.

Kathy Hewitt can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office, at 858-756-5600, or via email at Kathy@CrosbyandHewitt.com. Visit her on the web at www.CosbyandHewitt.com.

Joanie Selby Named to Chairman’s Circle Platinum

Chuck Sackett, manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, announced today that Joanie Selby earned the Chairman’s Circle award for 2012. The achievement ranks Selby at the top one percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“We are so proud of Joanie and her achievements,” says Sackett. “She has always pursued excellence in customer service and serves as an example of the success that can be achieved by having a high standard of integrity and professionalism.”

Selby entered the real estate arena in 2002. Prior to winning the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award, she won the President’s Circle award for three consecutive years, ranking her among the top two percent of agents.

Todd Bloom Honored for Outstanding Client Service

Todd Bloom of Prudential California Realty is one of only 60 Realtors in San Diego County who have received San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award for six consecutive years. “I’m very grateful and proud that my clients took the time to voice their approval about the service I provide for them,” said Bloom, who is based in Prudential’s La Jolla office.

The Five Star award is a result of a survey, in which the respondents rated their agent on a number of factors, including customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, and overall satisfaction.

“If the Five Star award had been in existence for longer than six years, Todd would certainly have won more than six of them by now,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “He has a remarkable work ethic and a talent for identifying what it takes to provide his clients with an optimal result for their transaction.”

Bloom is a seasoned real estate professional with 13 years of experience in the La Jolla market. His understanding of how to help his clients navigate the complexities of purchasing or selling luxury homes, discretion and professionalism earned him the title of Luxury Properties Specialist for Prudential’s Luxury Properties Division.

An active volunteer for a number of different charities and a founding member of The La Jolla Community Foundation, Bloom is a previous recipient of the McNaught-Davis/Knox award. The distinction was created to give agents a chance to honor their colleagues for their integrity, community activity, ethics, and adherence to the Golden Rule.

“I really enjoy working directly with people in sales and I would like to thank my clients for their support,” added Bloom. “I love negotiating on behalf of my clients and helping them achieve their goals.”

Todd Bloom can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-3385, via email at tbloom@prusd.com, or on the web at www.SDCoastalHomes.com.

Prudential Welcomes Natalie Federico

 

Nelson White, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Mission Hills office, is pleased to announce that Natalie Federico has joined his team. “Natalie is an educated professional with a vast understanding of technology,” notes White. “She is a great addition to our company and an asset to all of her clients.”

Having spent eight years working in the hospitality industry, Federico developed a talent for listening carefully to people and a service-oriented business philosophy. Now that she is transitioning into residential sales and marketing, she is confident that her attention to detail, passion for real estate and focus on communicating in an open and honest manner will make her successful.

“My mother was a Realtor back in Maryland,” says Federico, “I’ve always been interested in real estate since I started going to open houses with her. I love houses and I love working with people.”

Federico grew up in Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland. Currently a resident of Mission Hills, she is eager about the chance to share her love for the neighborhood and the San Diego lifestyle with her buyers and sellers.

“Mission Hills is a fantastic area with a lot of character and beautiful architecture,” says Federico, “and the quality of life in San Diego is incredible. I can’t wait to help people find the perfect San Diego home or investment property to fit their needs and dreams, and I’m looking forward to earning my clients’ trust and repeat business.”

When she isn’t working, Federico keeps herself busy by learning new recipes and spending time with family. One of her favorite pastimes is doing fun crafts with her boyfriend’s kids and exploring Balboa Park.

Natalie Federico may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Mission Hills office, at 619-997-3711, or via email at nfederico@prusd.com.

Financial Expert Nelda Patterson Joins Prudential

Prudential California Realty announced that Nelda Patterson has joined the company’s La Jolla office to work with the Marc and Craig Lotzof real estate team. “Nelda has a great work ethic and an understanding of the financial world that will serve her clients well,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager. “Her dedication to client service makes her an excellent fit for the culture in our office.”

Patterson comes to real estate after a long and noteworthy career in the banking industry, where she rose from the position of teller to recovery account manager until going out on her own to found a project management and consulting firm. Over the past 27 years she developed a talent for negotiating and property valuation, as well as an ability to analyze the condition of the economy—skills that are certain to bring success for her clients.

“My knowledge of the financial world allows me to provide my clients with valuable advice about how to select the best possible loan for their individual circumstances and long-term goals,” explains Patterson.

Known for her community involvement and commitment to the highest level of integrity, Patterson is enthusiastic about the chance to build relationships with her clients based on trust and mutual respect. Born in Florida and raised in San Diego in a military family, she understands how important the services of a qualified Realtor can be in terms of picking the right neighborhood, finding activities and a good support system, and selecting the best service providers.

Now that she is transitioning into residential sales, Patterson is eager to leverage her in-depth knowledge of the greater San Diego region for the benefit of her buyers and sellers. “The chance to help someone with something as significant as the purchase or sale of a home is a responsibility I take very seriously,” adds Patterson.

A dedicated volunteer, Patterson is active with the YMCA, Box Tops for Education, Girl Scouts, Goodwill, and more. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband of nearly 20 years, a retired veteran of the US Navy, and their daughter, a graduate of Mira Mesa High School.

Nelda Patterson can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-855-6219, or via email at NeldaKnowsRE@gmail.com.

Dick Daniels Now with Prudential

 

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome former Escondido City Councilman Dick Daniels to the company’s Escondido office. Daniels will be working with his wife, real estate veteran Kathy Daniels.

A longtime public relations practitioner, Daniels has served as chairman of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and president of the 200-member Escondido Rotary Club. His background encompasses more than 15 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, including as real estate editor of The San Diego Union Tribune.

“It’s clear why Kathy chose Prudential back when the company opened its office in Escondido. Prudential’s network of offices and the superior resources they provide us with to serve our clients, both here and globally, are second to none,” Daniels said.

K. Ann Brizolis a Special Guest at Prudential’s Luxury Division Meeting

realtor rancho santa feRecognizing her status as a leader in the marketing of ultra-high-end properties, Prudential California Realty asked Broker Associate K. Ann Brizolis to introduce the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Luxury Properties Division, which was recently held at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

The event featured presentations from noted experts and innovators in the fields of real estate technology and marketing. The keynote address was delivered by Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the firm’s parent company, HomeServices of America, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and president of Prudential Real Estate, also made a presentation.

“It was great to see that so many of our Luxury Properties Specialists were able to attend our annual meeting,” said Brizolis, who is one of only 16 of the division’s Luxury Properties Directors. “When our top agents and leaders convene, they share information and ideas that ultimately bring substantial value to our clients.”

A specialist in Rancho Santa Fe real estate for the past 23 years, Brizolis is known for her ethical business practices and creative approach to the marketing of luxury homes. Having consistently received awards for sales and service, she credits her success to understanding the complex Rancho Santa Fe real estate market and representing her clients’ best interests.

K. Ann Brizolis and Associates may be reached at 858-756-6355, via email at ann@kabrizolis.com, or on the web at www.kabrizolis.com.

Pam Miller Xitco Recognized for Client Service

This year marked the fourth consecutive occasion that Pam Miller Xitco of Prudential California Realty has earned San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. A real estate consultant based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, Xitco was rated on her performance by a panel of clients, peers and industry experts.

The judgment criteria included closing preparation, marketing, integrity, communication, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. Only five percent of San Diego County’s real estate professionals were selected as award winners.

After many years of success in sales, Xitco decided to become a Realtor to combine her passion for working with people with her lifelong interest in homes and interior design. Since her entry into the real estate arena 10 years ago, she has excelled by utilizing her talent for helping her clients identify their needs and goals, with her work ethic and capacity for marketing.

“The real estate business can be incredibly fulfilling,” says Xitco. “I truly enjoy finding the perfect house for a first time buyer or the joy that comes from delivering the news to a seller that we have received multiple offers on their home.”

Xitco is an agent for the Lotzof Group, a top producing team that has continually ranked at the top one percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide. A recipient of Prudential’s Hands for Service award, she is known for her community involvement and focus on offering personalized, hands-on assistance for her buyers and sellers.

Pam Miller Xitco can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-851-7269, via email at pamsd2000@yahoo.com.

K. Ann Brizolis at the Pinnacle of Prudential’s National Market

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates has recognized K. Ann Brizolis and Associates with the company’s highest honor, the Pinnacle award. The distinction recognizes K. Ann Brizolis and Associates for being the number eight ranked team in the US for sales in 2012, out of more than 54,000 Prudential agents.

“Ann’s name is synonymous with ethical representation and a deep knowledge of the real estate market,” notes David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. “Her outstanding reputation in the real estate community is very well deserved.”

realtor rancho santa feMs. Brizolis is a broker associate with a background in Rancho Santa Fe real estate that spans 23 years. Her sales production has repeatedly placed her at the forefront of the local and national real estate market.

“I’m very proud of the fact that my team and I ranked in the national top 10,” says Brizolis. “Sales awards like this are very important because they prove that our clients value the levels of expertise and service that we provide to them.”

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, Brizolis is known for her discretion, credibility and talent for achieving results for her clients. “People can find a wealth of real estate information with the click of a mouse. My role is to help my clients navigate through that information and use the benefits of my years of experience and knowledge to develop an action plan that fully serves their current and future goals,” adds Brizolis.

A resident of Rancho Santa Fe for the last 26 years, Ms. Brizolis entered the real estate market after graduating from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Her expertise in upper-tier transactions has earned her the title of Luxury Properties Director for Prudential’s Luxury Properties Division.

K. Ann Brizolis and Associates may be reached at 858-756-6355, via email at ann@kabrizolis.com, or on the web at www.kabrizolis.com.

Colbert Team Receives Two Awards

san diego real estateThe Kathleen Colbert Team at Prudential California Realty consisting of Kathleen, Joel Young and Andrea Young is entering its 26 year with Prudential and boasts a total of 53 combined years of real estate experience.  The team has just received two prestigious awards: Prudential’s Chairman’s Circle Award signifying the top 4% of Prudential agents in production nationally, and San Diego Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agent Award which is given to less than 5% of agents in San Diego County.  The latter award is based in part on surveys of past clients in such areas as overall satisfaction and whether they would recommend the provider to a friend.

In addition to the awards, the team placed in the top 100 among all Prudential agents in San Diego County and third out of over 60 agents in their office.  They represent buyers and sellers all over San Diego County with special concentration in the areas of Point Loma, North Park, Del Cerro, San Carlos, Allied Gardens, and the College Area.

A majority of the team’s success comes from referrals and repeat business from past clients.  “Kathleen, Joel, and Andrea are strongly devoted to helping their clients achieve satisfaction in all their real estate dealings.” said Jim Reifuss, manager of Prudential’s San Diego Central Office.

Gallagher & Gallagher Honored with 20-Year Legend Award

 

Elaine GallagherDavid M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty, announced that Michael and Elaine Gallagher have earned the prestigious 20 Year Legend Award. The award recognizes market-leading agents who have won the Chairman’s Circle award on 20 occasions during their career.

“Michael and Elaine have consistently ranked at the top of our industry,” said Cabot. “They have led the Del Mar office for many years and it’s a pleasure to once again congratulate them for their incredible sales achievements.”

As Chairman’s Circle award winners for 20 consecutive years, Michael and Elaine Gallagher have consistently ranked at the top 1 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. With a majority of their business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, they attribute their success to their focus on the goals of their clients.

“Michael and Elaine’s competitive spirit and dedication to provide their clients with professional excellence have contributed to Prudential’s standing as an industry leader and helped to make us the number one real estate brokerage in San Diego,” added Cabot. “They have a talent for passing on the benefits of their experience to their clients, and their knowledge of real estate is extensive.”

The Gallaghers were honored for their outstanding sales performance at Prudential Real Estate’s national convention, which was recently held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael and Elaine Gallagher can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, at 858-259-3100, or via email at GGHomes@prusd.com.

Bryan and Allison Devore Achieve National Recognition

As a result of the service they offer their clients, Bryan and Allison Devore of Prudential California Realty earned the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for 2012. The achievement ranks Bryan and Allison Devore at the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

The Devores are based in Prudential’s Carlsbad office and residents of the Rancho Carrillo community. Having recently closed their 100th transaction in their neighborhood, they attribute their success to their commitment to ethical business practices and belief in the importance of encouraging their clients to exercise sound judgment.

“It’s an honor to have Bryan and Allison in our office,” said Ron Sanford, manager of Prudential Carlsbad. “Their dedication to community service is only surpassed by their focus on providing their clients with an exceptional standard of service.”

With a track record of success that extends for nearly a decade, it’s clear that buyers and sellers value Bryan and Allison’s personal approach to real estate and community knowledge. For the number of homes sold in 2012, they ranked at the number 34 position out of 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County. Last year also marked the second occasion that Bryan was honored with San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award.

“The past 10 years have flown by and we have really enjoyed getting to know our clients,” says Bryan. “We have met so many wonderful people and we still feel it’s an honor to be asked by our clients to help them with their real estate transactions.”

Bryan and Allison Devore can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Carlsbad office, at 760-918-9691, or via email at info@TheDevores.com.

Dave Buckley Earns Rookie of the Year Award

Cliff Helbock, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Escondido office, is proud to announce that Realtor Dave Buckley has been honored as the Rookie of the Year. An Escondido resident for more than 35 years, Buckley also ranked in the top 100 for his sales performance in 2012, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

Buckley serves on the board for the San Diego Chapter of Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation, as well as the Reidy Creek School Site Council and the Hidden Meadows Scholarship Foundation.

Buckley has an extensive business background and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He has continuously worked to improve his knowledge of the real estate industry by attending Prudential’s advanced training programs.

“Dave looks his clients in the eye and listens closely to their needs. He is responsible for many of the recent sales in the Hidden Meadows area of North San Diego County,” said Helbock.

An avid horseman for over 25 years, Buckley is known for his negotiating skills and belief in the importance of client satisfaction.

Dave Buckley can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Escondido office, at 760-796-6300, or via email at DBuckley@prusd.com.

Todd Muradian is #1 in Orange County—Again

 

Already known as a perennial market leader, Todd Muradian has once again been recognized as the #1 agent for Prudential California Realty in Orange County, for transactions in 2012. Muradian’s sales last year also earned him the Chairman’s Circle Diamond award, an achievement that ranks him at the top ½ of 1 percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

A residential specialist based in Prudential’s Irvine office, Muradian says that his success has been due to his no-nonsense approach to real estate and commitment to provide his clients with a wealth of research and information pertaining to their transactions. The results speak for themselves, as Muradian has now been the number #1 ranked agent in the city of Irvine, among all agents in all brokerages, for 12 consecutive years.

“Todd’s years of hands-on experience are backed by a solid educational background,” says Donna Gauny, manager of Prudential Irvine. “He is an asset to his clients and we are proud to have him in our office.”

Guided by a sense of responsibility to his clients, Muradian has often encouraged his buyers and sellers to hold off on making a decision. “Credibility and trust are everything to me, and it’s much more gratifying to think that I’ve provided my clients with exceptional service instead of just hitting another sales milestone,” says Muradian.

For qualified real estate assistance, please contact Todd Muradian at 949-720-0100, by e-mail at Todd@ToddM.com, or on the web at www.ToddM.com.

Marlene Castellanos Chooses Prudential

 

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, welcomes Marlene Castellanos to his team. “Marlene has exceptional interpersonal skills and a vast understanding of customer service,” says MacDonald. “With her passion for real estate and determination to succeed, she will become one of our industry’s top producers.”

Castellanos is a graduate of the Ritz Carlton’s customer service training program and a native of Southern California. She credits her experience working in the hospitality industry for helping her develop a talent for listening carefully and a belief in the value of client satisfaction, as well as a talent for helping people identify their wants and needs.

Formerly an executive assistant, Castellanos rose to the position of director of operations and human resources at her previous company. Known for her energetic personality and high standards of personal integrity, she excelled as a result of her affinity for working with people, attention to detail and capacity for time management.

“I am passionate about life and people! Relationships are extremely important to me. Real Estate is a dream for many people and it’s my pleasure to be a part of such a significant milestone in the lives of my clients,” says Castellanos.

An Orange County resident for the last five years, Castellanos believes that her dedication to her clients will facilitate a successful transition into real estate.

Marlene Castellanos can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-303-9391, or via email at MarleneRealEstate@icloud.com.

Cindi Powalski Inducted to Honor Society

Linda Scarberry, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Mission Viejo office, announced that Cindi Powalski has been inducted to the company’s Honor Society. The achievement ranks Powalski at the top 12 percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“The tenacity that Cindi applies to the goals of her clients has given her an excellent reputation,” notes Scarberry. “She continuously displays a strong commitment to ethical business practices and a genuine passion for helping others, which extends to not just her clients but also the community.”

An Honor Society award winner for many years running, Powalski has a comprehensive knowledge of negotiating techniques and marketing strategy. A Certified Negotiation Expert, her ability to leverage the skills she developed from working in sales and business management earned her the Rookie of the Year award in her initial year in real estate.

Powalski is a former teacher who graduated with honors from Washington State University. Guided by a commitment to her clients, she completed the Short Sale Specialist and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designations. Powalski has also completed the federal government’s Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) training program.

“Real estate has been an incredibly rewarding career,” says Powalski, “because I love the feeling of helping someone transform their dream into a tangible reality.”

Cindi Powalski can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Mission Viejo office, at 949-230-2220, via email at CindiPow@gmail.com, or on the web at www.CindiPowalski.com.

Arlene Pyjar Named to Prudential’s Honor Society

Prudential California Realty has inducted Arlene Pyjar to the company’s Honor Society, in recognition of her outstanding sales achievements in 2012. A residential specialist with 37 years of experience, Ms. Pyjar’s sales production ranked her at the top 11 percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Ms. Pyjar draws from over 37 years of industry experience to provide her clients with reliable advice about every aspect of their transaction. She provides comprehensive real estate services from Prudential’s La Mesa office.

“Arlene is very professional and thorough,” says Chuck Sackett, manager of Prudential La Mesa. “When a client chooses her they receive the benefit of working with an agent who has many years of local experience and a vast network of area connections.”

Ms. Pyjar has continually been awarded for her sales and service. She attributes the success she has achieved in her career to her focus on making herself available to her clients and commitment to remain current with the latest updates in real estate.

“Service is the most important element of what I do, so when my clients are satisfied, I’m satisfied,” comments Ms. Pyjar. “I’ve been very fortunate to receive repeat business and referrals from my clients and friends.”

As a facet of her dedication to her clients, Ms. Pyjar has consistently worked to enhance her knowledge. She earned the nationally recognized Graduate, Realtor® Institute designation, and the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designation. A member of the East San Diego County Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Ms. Pyjar is a credentialed instructor of Real Estate Practice and Legal Aspects of Real Estate at the Foothills Adult Education Center in El Cajon.

Arlene Pyjar can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, at 619-249-5551, or via email at apyjar@prusd.com.

Carlos Gutierrez Goes Platinum

Carlos Gutierrez was recently honored with the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award by Prudential California Realty, in recognition of his outstanding sales last year. The achievement ranks Gutierrez at the top 1 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“We’re proud to have Carlos on our team. His drive and skill sets help him perform at the elite level in our industry,” said David Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. Leeann Iacino, COO, added, “Carlos’ extraordinary service and professionalism is outstanding and clearly why he is a consistent top producer.”

Gutierrez is a native of San Diego and a resident of Mission Beach. He provides comprehensive real estate services from Prudential’s La Jolla office on Prospect Street.

“The success that Carlos has achieved serves as proof of the adage that good things happen to good people,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “He stays incredibly busy helping his clients but never misses a chance to serve the community, whether it’s donating his time, effort or funds.”

Gutierrez is well known for the work that he has done for the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Marshall Faulk Foundation. He credits the success he has achieved in real estate to his focus on the goals of his clients, commitment to provide open, honest communications, and extensive knowledge of the local marketplace.

“My decision to become a Realtor was motivated by the same reason that drives me to volunteer,” explains Gutierrez. “I simply love helping people.”

The approach has ranked Gutierrez at the forefront of the local and national market for many years now. This year was no exception, as he ranked in the top 10 for individual agents for his sales production, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

Carlos Gutierrez may be reached at 858-551-3380, or via email at CarlosG@prusd.com. Visit his website at www.MontezumaProperties.com.

Exceptional Sales Make Prudential La Jolla #1

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates announced recently that the La Jolla office ranked #1for sales volume in 2012, out of the company’s vast network of offices in North America. The achievement earned Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office the Pinnacle award, one of the company’s most prestigious accolades.

“We have many veteran agents and industry leaders here who never hesitate to share their knowledge or insights,” states Nicki Marcellino, manager of the office. “Their commitment to help our team capitalize on Prudential’s innovative real estate technologies and exclusive marketing relationships has been essential to our success.”

As the #1 ranked office nationwide for nine of the last 11 years, the La Jolla office is the flagship of Prudential Real Estate. Marcellino comments, “I would like to thank everyone on our team for their collective focus on the goals of our clients. The teamwork and perseverance they demonstrate on behalf of our clients has made us a top office nationwide for many years now.”

David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential, comments, “Nicki is a tremendously effective leader and business coach. The work week in real estate doesn’t stop on Friday at five and nobody understands this better than Nicki. She has a phenomenal work ethic and a talent for helping her agents identify what it is necessary to provide their clients with a favorable outcome for their transactions.”

Marcellino further explained that, “We have a high-caliber team that is known for their energy and resourcefulness, and the La Jolla market will always be highly attractive to homeowners. La Jolla has the best climate in the continental US, industry-leading businesses and the finest learning institutions in the world, as well as the most rich and diverse recreational opportunities anywhere.”

To contact the best qualified Realtor, please contact Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-459-0501.

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With over 3,200 sales associates in more than 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In
2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Dina Muralt Aligns her Talent with Prudential

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Dina Muralt to the company’s team in La Mesa/El Cajon. “Dina’s vast experience in real estate-related fields and fluency in multiple languages make her a tremendous asset to our office and her clients,” said Chuck Sackett, manager.

Muralt grew up in Indonesia, where she leveraged her bachelor of science degree in Architectural Engineering to design and build custom homes and commercial buildings. She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and has received formal training in mediations.

A licensed general contractor in the state of California, Muralt has achieved multiple classifications including general engineering, general building construction, and hazardous waste removal. “I am eager to implement all of the skills I have gained in my life to help my buyers find their dream home or help my sellers get the best possible result for the sale of their home,” says Muralt.

Having spent seven years in the US Navy Civil Engineering Corp as an officer, Muralt has lived all over the world. A San Diego County resident for the last 10 years, she has spent time in Ventura, Florida, Utah, Hawaii, Thailand, Peru, and Africa. Muralt is fluent in Indonesian and multiple dialects of Chinese.

Muralt has also worked as a small claims court mediator and math professor. With her vast experience in helping people find an amicable resolution for their disputes, as well as her comprehensive knowledge of building codes and inspections, architectural styles, construction materials and property valuation, she offers valuable advice and useful insights for clients with a broad spectrum of needs in real estate.

Dina Muralt can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa/El Cajon office, at 619-647-3996, or via email at dmuralt@prusd.com.

Evan Campbell Poised for a Great Career

Prudential California Realty announced today that Realtor Evan Campbell has joined the company’s Downtown San Diego office. “Evan brings a vast array of skills pertaining to real estate,” said Nelson White, manager of the office. “His experience in the sales arena and commitment to continuously advance his knowledge of real estate will make him a success.”

A graduate of Torrey Pines High School, Campbell offers his clients the benefit of working with a local expert. With a professional background in sales as a licensed gemologist, he excelled as a result of his talent for listening carefully to people, attention to detail and ability to quickly assess the needs and goals of his clients.

“Working in sales is very rewarding,” says Campbell, an expert in luxury watches. “I love helping people find what they want and getting to know them better.”

Campbell believes that the skills he developed in his previous career and focus on serving his clients with the utmost standards of integrity will facilitate a successful transition into real estate. “The family business is real estate and I’ve always been fascinated with it,” adds Campbell. “The chance to help someone secure their vision for the future must be incredible and I am looking forward to working on behalf of my clients.”

Campbell states that his upbringing gave him a natural understanding of negotiating techniques, property value analyses and building materials. A Little Italy resident for the past three years and a graduate of Arizona State University, he enjoys playing golf and snowboarding in his spare time.

Evan Campbell can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 858-229-4079, or via email at EvanCampbell@prusd.com.

Elizabeth Bachmann Earns the Gold

As a result of a vote by her fellow agents in Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, Elizabeth Bachmann was honored with the Gold Service award. This is the second year that Bachmann has received the award, which is informally known as the award that honors the agent that agents would choose if they needed someone to represent them during a personal transaction.

“I’m very proud that my colleagues chose me for this award,” says Bachmann, who has been voted one of San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” for four consecutive years. The award recognizes agents for their service, communication, marketing, integrity, and overall satisfaction.

The representation that Bachmann offers her clients has not only earned her referrals and service-based awards, it has earned her numerous awards for her sales production. She was honored with the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for her sales last year, ranking her at the top two percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Since her initial year in real estate, when she won the Rookie of the Year award, Bachmann has excelled as a result of her tenacious work ethic and extensive knowledge of the Rancho Bernardo housing market. She explains, “I work every weekend and I am always available to help my clients.”

Bachmann says that she chose to work in real estate to help her fellow Baby Boomers transition into senior housing. “Downsizing can provide a lot of freedom. It was a big step for my husband John and me at first but now that we are here in a senior community we love it. It’s wonderful to hear from my clients about how they have time to travel and do the things they love to do now that they don’t have to spend every weekend taking care of a lawn or cleaning a large home,” adds Bachmann.

Elizabeth Bachmann can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, at 858-618-5678, via email at ebachmann@prusd.com, or on the web at www.ElizabethBachmann.PrudentialCal.com.

Kevin Hill the #1 Agent for Mission Viejo Sales

Kevin Hill of Prudential California Realty has repeated his achievement as the #1 agent in the company’s Mission Viejo office for sales production and the number of homes sold last year. “Kevin leads the way with his professionalism and real estate knowledge,” said Linda Scarberry, manager. “It’s an honor to have him in our office.”

With a background that encompasses multiple aspects of real estate, Hill provides his clients with a valuable insight into every aspect of their transactions. A licensed real estate professional since 1977, he has helped his clients successfully navigate a number of cycles within the local housing market and the national economy.

Hill says that his formula for success has been the same throughout his career, whether serving as a mentor for new agents, training industry leaders or helping his clients with the purchase or sale of real estate. He explained that his success has been a result of his focus on taking care of the needs of his clients, first and foremost.

The approach has earned Hill numerous sales awards and an impeccable reputation. This year was no exception, as he received Prudential’s Chairman’s Circle Diamond award, ranking him at the top ½ of 1 percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Kevin Hill can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Mission Viejo office, at 949-677-6500, or via email at KevinHill@pruoc.com.

Cristina Ferrero Returns to Prudential

Sam Guillen, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Chula Vista office, announced today that Realtor Cristina Ferrero has rejoined the company to work with his team of real estate sales professionals.

“Cristina’s extensive knowledge of real estate and passion for helping people have made her one of our area’s most highly sought after professionals,” says Guillen. “She is a trusted advisor to every client she assists, and a great addition to our office.”

A real estate veteran with 33 years of experience, Ferrero has witnessed a variety of changes within the local housing market and the national economy. Over the years she has built a solid reputation as a result of her ability to help her clients achieve their goals, regardless of market conditions.

Having lived in Chula Vista for more than three decades, Ferrero offers an insider’s perspective about the diverse communities and neighborhoods that are found in San Diego, as well as the reputations of local schools and service providers. Well-connected and thorough, she enjoys working with her vast network of professional alliances to provide her clients with seamless transactions and successful closings.

“The sense of fulfillment that comes from helping people realize their dreams and aspirations for the future has made my career extremely rewarding,” said Ferrero.

Cooking is one of Ferrero’s passions when she isn’t busy serving her clients. She also enjoys donating her time to visit orphanages to deliver food and clothing to the children.

Cristina Ferrero can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Chula Vista office, at 619-889-7703, or via email at CristinaFerrero@att.net.

Betty Callaway Sets the Gold Standard

Betty Callaway of Prudential California Realty has been honored with the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for her sales in 2012. The achievement ranks Callaway in the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Callaway is a residential specialist who serves her clients from Prudential’s Rancho Santa Margarita office. A broker associate and a 23-year industry veteran, she has a thorough understanding of multiple aspects of real estate.

Having earned an MBA from the University of Irvine, Callaway provides her clients with educated advice about how to invest in real estate and select the best possible option for financing. Her career has been punctuated with numerous awards, a fact she credits to her affinity for working with people and focus on developing comprehensive marketing campaigns.

“Real estate is dynamic and that’s what I like about it,” says Callaway, who is known for her vast expertise with the Orange County housing market. “I love learning about the newest developments in marketing, keeping current with technology and finding new ways to serve my clients.”

To ensure her services match the changing needs of her buyers and sellers, Callaway has continually worked to refine her skills and advance her industry knowledge. She holds the following designations: Graduate, Realtor Institute, Certified Relocation Specialist, and Corporate Home Marketing Specialist.

Betty Callaway can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, at 949-293-9954, via email at BettyCallway@cox.net, or on the web at www.BettyCallaway.com.

Arlene Pyjar Honored for Service Excellence

For the fifth consecutive year, Arlene Pyjar of Prudential California Realty has earned San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agents” award. The award is based on a thorough survey of previous clients.

The judgment criteria included closing preparation, marketing, integrity, communication, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. “I would like to thank my clients for voting for me, and for the trust and confidence they have placed in me throughout the years,” said Pyjar, a 37-year industry veteran based in Prudential’s La Mesa office.

“Arlene is known for her incomparable work ethic and high ethical standards,” says Chuck Sackett, manager of Prudential La Mesa. “The fact that she has earned the Five Star award for five straight years is proof that her clients value the level of service and support that she provides for them.”

Guided by a sense of responsibility to her clients, Ms. Pyjar has continually worked to refine her skill set and advance her knowledge of real estate. A consistent top producing agent, she completed a comprehensive series of real estate-related coursework to earn the nationally recognized Graduate, Realtor® Institute designation, and the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designation.

As a result of her willingness to collaborate with her vast network of colleagues and industry contacts, Ms. Pyjar has consistently been able to provide her clients with seamless transactions and successful closings. She is a credentialed instructor of several real estate classes at the Foothills Adult Education Center in El Cajon.

Arlene Pyjar can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, at 619-249-5551, or via email at apyjar@prusd.com.

Stephanie Perone Joins Prudential

Nelson White, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, is pleased to welcome Stephanie Perone to his team. “Stephanie is an educated professional with a broad array of skills pertaining to real estate,” said White. “Her interpersonal skills and understanding of the financial world are only surpassed by her focus on client satisfaction.”

Perone is a San Diego native who graduated from San Diego State University with a double major in Economics and Public Administration. Having worked in mortgage processing and lending for a number of years, she provides her clients with valuable guidance about the implications of their financial decisions and the condition of the national economy.

“The choices that people face when evaluating the terms of a loan can be complex and have a range of long-term effects,” Perone comments. “I’m excited about the chance to provide my clients with the resources and advice they need to make sound decisions.”

Guided by a dedication to the priorities and goals of her clients, Perone is committed to offer pertinent information about the reputations of local schools, neighborhoods and service providers. A graduate of Point Loma High School, she traveled internationally when she was pursuing her degrees and throughout the US in her previous career as a talent scout. Perone credits the experience for giving her a talent for conversing with people of vastly differing perspectives and cultures.

“Working directly with the public is something I really enjoy,” adds Perone, who coaches track for the San Diego Unified School District. “I love helping people understand the real estate transaction process, which can be so beneficial if done properly.”

Perone likes to work out and enjoy the city with her family in her spare time.

Stephanie Perone may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 619-757-4758, or via email at sperone@prusd.com.

Claire Melbo Goes Platinum

 

Claire Melbo of Prudential California Realty has been honored with the company’s Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for her sales performance last year. The achievement ranks Melbo in the top one percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.  

Melbo is a veteran broker with over 30 years of real estate experience. She specializes in the marketing and sale of a wide variety of real estate, from affordable properties to luxury homes and land.

“It’s a pleasure to recognize Claire for her achievements,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “She is an energetic professional with a strong work ethic and superior market knowledge.”

Having been a real estate agent and a homeowner since her early 20s, Melbo has a complex understanding of the real estate market, property valuations, and negotiating techniques. For the first half of her career she worked with some of the nation’s largest builders, learning early on the importance of representing clients from a legal, ethical and professional perspective.

“I have worked closely with the top marketing and legal teams for my entire career,” says Melbo. “This has allowed me to serve my clients in an exceptional manner.”

 Claire Melbo may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-3349, via email at Claire@ClaireMelbo.com, or on the web at www.ClaireMelbo.com.

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A 28-year industry veteran, Cindy Waasdorp has continually led the Escondido market with her sales

 

prudential california realtyThe service that Cindy Waasdorp of Prudential California Realty provides for her clients has once again earned her local and national recognition. Waasdorp ranked in the top 10 for her sales in 2012, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County. She also ranked #1 in the company’s Escondido office.

 

Cliff Helbock, office manager for Prudential, comments:  “The fact that Cindy has been the #1 agent in our office for two years running is an indication of her sense of responsibility to her clients and comprehensive knowledge of the San Diego market. She has a proven ability to help her clients realize their goals and we are proud to have her represent our office.”

 

Known for her community involvement and passion for real estate, Waasdorp has consistently ranked at the top one percent of the national market for her sales. Well-connected and thorough, she has earned referrals and trust from an expansive base of clientele.

 

Waasdorp credits her success to her focus on continually refining the level of service she offers her buyers and sellers. The approach recently earned her San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award for the fifth consecutive year.

 

Waasdorp is a founding member and serves on the board of directors for the Escondido Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit established five years ago to support local charities and special needs. She also serves her community through her involvement with a number of organizations dedicated to animals, music and the arts.

 

Cindy Waasdorp can be contacted at 760-745-1621, or via email at cwaasdorp@aol.com.  Visit her website at www.CindyWaasdorp.com.

 

Claire Melbo Earns Five Star Service Award

 

For the sixth consecutive year, Claire Melbo of Prudential California Realty has been voted one of San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents.” The award is the result of a survey in which agents were rated on their service, communication, integrity, negotiation, market knowledge, closing preparation, and more.

Only 60 Realtors in San Diego County have been recognized with the award every year since its inception six years ago. “I look at this as a vital measurement of what I do. I would like to thank my clients for their support, and for choosing me as their representative in such an important aspect of their lives,” states Melbo.

Melbo has specialized in real estate in La Jolla and San Diego for over 30 years. She provides comprehensive assistance for buyers and sellers from Prudential’s office on Prospect Street in La Jolla.

 Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla, comments, “This award is a testament to Claire’s ability to maintain superb client satisfaction as a result of her strong commitment to provide exceptional service. In addition to the numerous referrals she has received from her clients, she has also earned recognition and respect from her fellow agents and colleagues.”

 A broker associate, Melbo began her career with some of the largest builders in the nation. Having continually ranked in the upper echelons of the national real estate market, she credits her success to her attention to detail and negotiating skills, combined with her focus on researching the latest offerings in real estate marketing.

 Claire Melbo can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-3349, or via email at cmelbo@prusd.com. 

Bob Pahlke Elected President of NSDCAR

 

Bob Pahlke of Prudential California Realty is now president of the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® (NSDCAR). Based out of Prudential’s Carlsbad office, Pahlke offers personalized and thorough representation for buyers and sellers throughout San Diego County.

“All of us are very proud of Bob and confident that he will do an excellent job,” said Ron Sanford, manager of Prudential Carlsbad. “He is known for his commitment to advance our profession and high standards of personal integrity.”

A broker associate, Pahlke has served on the board of directors of NSDCAR for three years. He has been a member of the Local Government Relations Committee for six years, and serves as federal political coordinator for Congressman Darrell Issa. Pahlke has also served as a director of the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) for three years, as well as the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for three years.

“Serving the real estate profession is a tremendous responsibility,” says Pahlke, a residential specialist since 1999. “I am enthusiastic about the chance to build on the strength of our organization and bring more value to our membership moving forward.”

Over the years Pahlke has earned a number of awards for his sales, a fact he credits to his sense of responsibility to his clients. He is proficient with multiple aspects of the industry, from starter homes and coastal estates to short sales and investment properties. Prior to joining Prudential Pahlke ran a successful business for 30 years, an experience he credits for giving him a talent for negotiating and marketing, along with a capacity for time management.

Bob Pahlke may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Carlsbad office, at 760-846-2400, or via email at Bob@BobPahlke.com.     

Barbara Ostroff Honored for Sales

 

For her sales production in 2012, Barbara Ostroff of Prudential California Realty ranked in the top 10 for individual agents in the La Jolla office. Ostroff also ranked at the number 74 position for her sales production last year, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

“I constantly hear positive feedback about Barbara’s work ethic and professionalism,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “She always goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients.”

Prior to transitioning into residential sales nearly 10 years ago, Ostroff spent 20 years as an educator. A consistent award winner for her sales performance, she attributes her success to her commitment to help her clients achieve their goals and belief that knowledge is power.

“It gives me great joy when I see that my clients are completely satisfied with my service,” says Ostroff. “I believe that an informed client is a happy client, so I focus on providing my buyers and sellers with the resources and tools they need to make educated decisions, and constantly work to advance my knowledge of the La Jolla market.”  

Ostroff is a UCSD grad and a native of Brooklyn, New York. Though she loves traveling the globe and is fluent in Spanish, she says that the quality of life in San Diego and La Jolla always makes her excited about the idea of returning home.

Barbara Ostroff can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-761-8359, or by e-mail at BarbSellsLJ@gmail.com.

Michael Gardner Launches New Website for the www.TheMalibuRealEstateBlog.com by Creating Unique Neighborhood Searches for Malibu’s Communities

 

Prudential Malibu real estate agent Michael Gardner is proud to announce the launch of his new real estate website at www.themaliburealestateblog.com. The site has a fully-integrated IDX Search Solution for Malibu area. The site integrates a new video blog and a more focused Malibu Neighborhood search that allows visitors to see all the properties for sale or for lease in 20 different Malibu neighborhoods.

The new real estate website was designed by Mike and Virtual Results to help people navigate the home buying and selling process with ease.   The website has a clean, luxurious design and is easier to use to quickly find and view properties for sale and for rent in Malibu. The new design makes it easier for home searchers to find homes in multiple ways, with quick searches, map searches and more detailed searches by specific property or neighborhood criteria.  Extensive community information on the different communities in Malibu is also provided, with maps and links to local schools, businesses and other community information.

“After 6 years of running my own WordPress Blog, I was ready for a change. After a year of researching WordPress based web designers, I ended up handing over my entire site to VR. The old site was clunky, had not real IDX search, and was not exactly looking like the luxury community I was selling. The new site features a design aesthetic that is reflective of the Malibu real estate market and the new search features make it easy for people to quickly find homes that match their needs.”

Clients can also sign up for advanced home search tools that emails homes for sale or rent to the consumer that match their search requirements.  The site also offers mobile apps that allow tech savvy home searchers to use their iPhone or iPad in their search for a new Malibu home.

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Michael Gardner has always been an innovator throughout his real estate sales career at Prudential, often being an early adopter to new technologies and marketing tools used in real estate. Today, he is one of the highest grossing realtors selling in super-competitive Malibu real estate market, where he has been awarded with top honors by Prudential of California. In 2012 alone, Michael sold over $25 million in real estate in the Malibu area.

One of Michael’s greatest achievements has been the creation of the themaliburealestateblog.com, a frank and informative blog about real estate within the luxury community of Malibu, California.  The blog recently passed over 500,000 views making it the #1 most visited real estate website in Malibu. For more information on Mike Gardner and Malibu real estate, please visit http://themaliburealestateblog.com

Sharon Paxson an Expert in Newport Beach Real Estate

 

The website maintained by Sharon Paxson, of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, was voted one of the Top 100 Real Estate Blogs to Follow in 2013, by CouponAudit. A valuable resource for people interested in Newport Beach real estate, the website can be visited at www.NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com.

Paxson’s website ranked number 20 on the top 100 list. “The only constant in real estate is change,” says Paxson. “To get the maximum possible return on their investments or find their dream home, people need to have reliable and timely information.”

A President’s Circle award winner, Paxson ranks in the top three percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. She credits her success to her proficiency with advanced technology and commitment to provide her clients with the resources they need to make educated decisions.

Paxson was honored as one of the Top 99 Realtors on Twitter in 2012. “Technology allows me to offer prompt, information-rich communications, and it has expedited the process of marketing homes and researching available properties,” comments Paxson.

A veteran agent with eight years of experience, Paxson has excelled as a result of her ability to build relationships with her clients. She added that, “I would like to thank my manager Scott MacDonald for always supporting me in my endeavors on the technology side of real estate.”

Sharon Paxson’s Twitter handle is @SharonPaxson. She may be reached over the phone at 949-280-0681, or through email at Sharon@SharonPaxson.com. Visit her website at

www.SharonPaxson.com.

Service is the Hallmark of Success for Robyn Raskind

 

Over the past 30 years Robyn Raskind of Prudential California Realty has consistently been honored for her sales production. Raskind says it’s the satisfaction of providing her clients with an exceptional result, however, that serves as the most powerful motivator in her career. 

“My role as an agent is a tremendous responsibility,” says Raskind, a luxury specialist based in Rancho Santa Fe. “The last thing people want to worry about is their home purchase or sale, so I manage all of the details and research every aspect of my clients’ transactions, from start to finish.”

As a result of her focus on providing attentive and thorough client service, Raskind was voted one of San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” for 2012. The award is a result of a survey in which the respondents were asked to rate their real estate agent on a number of factors, including customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, and overall satisfaction.

“Robyn is a perennial market leader with a complex understanding of real estate,” said David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential. “She is known for the tenacity she demonstrates on her clients’ behalf, so it was no surprise for me to learn that she has earned San Diego Magazine’s Five Star award for two of the past five years.”

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, Raskind is known for her professional approach to real estate and commitment to ethical business practices. A Fine Homes Specialist, she has a particular expertise in the marketing and sale of luxury estates in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Santa Luz and Carmel Valley, as well as the coastal communities in San Diego’s North County.

Robyn Raskind may be contacted through Prudential California Realty at 858-229-9131, via email at rraskind@san.rr.com, or on the web at www.RobynRaskind.com.   

 

Roger Roberts Voted Best in Service

 

realtor la mesaFor the third consecutive year, Roger W. Roberts of Prudential California Realty has earned San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. The award is a result of a survey, in which a panel of clients, peers and industry experts were asked to name San Diego County’s leading real estate professionals.

Agents were rated based on their customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. “This award is a great honor and I would like to thank my clients for taking the time to vote for me,” said Roberts, who is based in Prudential’s La Mesa office.

“This is a great achievement but I can’t say that I was surprised to hear about it,” said Chuck Sackett, manager of Prudential La Mesa. “The service that Roger provides for his clients and the community exemplifies Prudential’s high ethical standards.”

A seasoned agent with nearly 20 years of experience, Roberts entered the real estate industry after a quarter century of service in the US Navy. He has earned a solid reputation among his clients and colleagues for his commitment to ethical business practices and complex understanding of the real estate market in San Diego’s East County.

Roberts has frequently donated his time to serve the real estate profession as well as the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the board of trustees for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center for three years, an organization offering day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, and served on the board for six years. Roberts has continued his involvement with St. Madeleine’s in various committee capacities, and plans to remain involved with the charity for years to come.

With an expertise in residential properties, vacant land, income properties and investments, Roberts is a trusted advisor to his clients. He specializes in East County real estate, particularly El Cajon, La Mesa, Mt. Helix, Santee, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, San Diego State University’s college area, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens and San Carlos.

Roger W. Roberts can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, at (619) 337-3222, or via email at roger@rogerroberts.com.

Marlene Castellanos Chooses Prudential

 

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, welcomes Marlene Castellanos to his team. “Marlene has exceptional interpersonal skills and a vast understanding of customer service,” says MacDonald. “With her passion for real estate and determination to succeed, she will become one of our industry’s top producers.”

Castellanos is a graduate of the Ritz Carlton’s customer service training program and a native of Southern California. She credits her experience working in the hospitality industry for helping her develop a talent for listening carefully and a belief in the value of client satisfaction, as well as a talent for helping people identify their wants and needs.

Formerly an executive assistant, Castellanos rose to the position of director of operations and human resources at her previous company. Known for her energetic personality and high standards of personal integrity, she excelled as a result of her affinity for working with people, attention to detail and capacity for time management.

I’m passionate about life and people! Relationships are extremely important to me. Real Estate is a dream for many people and it’s my pleasure to be a part of such a significant milestone in the lives of my clients,” says Castellanos.

An Orange County resident for the last five years, Castellanos believes that her dedication to her clients will facilitate a successful transition into real estate.

Marlene Castellanos can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-303-9391, or via email at MarleneRealEstate@icloud.com.    

Aumann and Bender Earn Platinum

 

Joy BenderThe Rob Aumann and Joy Bender team of Prudential California Realty has earned the company’s Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for their sales in 2012. The achievement ranks Aumann and Bender at the top one percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“Rob and Joy had an incredible year and I’m proud to honor them for their success,” said David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential. “Their discretion and sense of responsibility to their clients have made them leaders in San Diego’s luxury real estate market.”

In 2012 Aumann and Bender were selected for membership in Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate, a notable compendium of the world’s leading residential firms and agents, representing more than 100 countries. Combined with their membership in the US chapter of the International Real Estate Federation, the accolade connects them and their clients to concierge services and a vast referral network spanning international borders.

Based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, Aumann and Bender specialize in luxury real estate in the communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Having earned referrals and trust from a substantial base of clientele, they are known for their business acumen, negotiating expertise and talent for managing complex transactions.

“I consistently hear praise about Rob and Joy,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “They bring a comprehensive knowledge of real estate and a tireless work ethic to every transaction. This provides their clients with a substantial advantage.”

Rob Aumann and Joy Bender can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-7528730, or 760-212-2717, respectively; they may be emailed at Rob@LuxurySoCalRealty.com, or Joy@LuxurySoCalRealty.com. Visit their website at www.LuxurySoCalRealty.com.

Dan Zamudio Returns to Prudential

 

Chuck Sackett, manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, is pleased to announce that Dan Zamudio has rejoined the company. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Dan into our office,” notes Sackett. “He is an established agent with a track record of providing superior client service.”

Zamudio has been a specialist in the marketing and sale of real estate for nearly a decade. Over the course of his career he has consistently received awards and accolades for his sales production, a fact he credits to his extensive market knowledge and focus on listening carefully to the needs of his clients.

A resident of La Mesa for the past 33 years, Zamudio’s family has been in San Diego since the 1800s. He enjoys sharing his vast understanding of the local real estate market to match his buyers with the perfect neighborhood and property to suit their current and future goals.

“The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients is a responsibility that I take very seriously,” said Zamudio.

For sellers, Zamudio applies his talent for marketing and ability to collaborate with his colleagues to deliver short market times and high sale prices. Known as a likable professional who excels at working with people, he offers comprehensive representation for clients with interests in both commercial and residential real estate.  

Dan Zamudio can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Mesa office, at 619-277-8102 or via email at dzamudio@cox.net.

Brittany Reissman Brings Integrity and Experience to Prudential

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Brittany Reissman, a veteran agent and consistent top producer, to the company’s La Jolla office. “Brittany’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity in her personal and professional life has earned her many awards for her sales and service,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of the office, “We’re excited to have her on the team.”

Reissman is the president and founder of Children’s Smiles, a nonprofit that works to help children who have been exposed to traumatic or abusive situations recover a sense of well-being and confidence. Through a variety of giving and outreach programs, the charity reaches over 2,000 children every year.

A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Reissman’s community work and status as a successful Realtor earned her Entrepreneur of the Year honors for women under 30 in San Diego. She says that her passion for volunteering is motivated by the same reason that guides her in real estate.

“I simply love helping people,” states Reissman. “Real estate is one of life’s basic needs and I’ve been happy to be a part of that process for my clients.”

Having ranked at the top 1 percent for her sales with her previous real estate companies—for five consecutive years— Reissman has excelled as a result of her understanding of marketing and technology. “Utilizing the latest technology has not only enhanced my ability to market properties, it has also allowed me to provide my clients with prompt, information-rich communications,” adds Reissman.

Reissman studied Real Estate Law in college and has worked for several Fortune 500 real estate companies specializing in residential sales and property management. Over the past few years she has successfully completed numerous real estate-related courses as a facet of her commitment to advance her knowledge. The vice president of BNI La Jolla, a networking group, Reissman has been featured on KUSI and KTLA for her real estate expertise and community involvement.

Brittany Reissman may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-459-0501, or via email at breissman@prusd.com.      

Pam Miller Xitco Recognized for Client Service

 

realtor la jollaThis year marked the fourth consecutive occasion that Pam Miller Xitco of Prudential California Realty has earned San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. A real estate consultant based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, Xitco was rated on her performance by a panel of clients, peers and industry experts.

The judgment criteria included closing preparation, marketing, integrity, communication, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. Only five percent of San Diego County’s real estate professionals were selected as award winners.

After many years of success in sales, Xitco decided to become a Realtor to combine her passion for working with people with her lifelong interest in homes and interior design. Since her entry into the real estate arena 10 years ago, she has excelled by utilizing her talent for helping her clients identify their needs and goals, with her work ethic and capacity for marketing.

“The real estate business can be incredibly fulfilling,” says Xitco. “I truly enjoy finding the perfect house for a first time buyer or the joy that comes from delivering the news to a seller that we have received multiple offers on their home.”

Xitco is an agent for the Lotzof Group, a top producing team that has continually ranked at the top one percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide. A recipient of Prudential’s Hands for Service award, she is known for her community involvement and focus on offering personalized, hands-on assistance for her buyers and sellers.  

Pam Miller Xitco can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-851-7269, via email at pamsd2000@yahoo.com.    

Vay Ashby Voted Best in Service

 

Torrey Hills realtorVay Ashby of Prudential California Realty is now a five-time winner of San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. A residential specialist based in Prudential’s Torrey Hills office, Ashby was rated on her performance by a panel of clients, peers and industry experts.

The judgment criteria included customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. “I am very honored that my clients voted for me, and I would like to thank them for their support,” says Ashby.

A Certified Relocation Specialist, Ashby has built relationships with her clients by communicating in an open and honest manner, and by providing them with valuable insights about the local housing market. She explains, “My role as a Realtor is a huge responsibility, and I take it very seriously. If I can educate my clients along every step of the transaction, then they can be confident in the decisions they make.” 

Ashby gained an understanding of property valuation and negotiating techniques from buying and selling a number of personal residences over the years. She entered the industry eight years ago to combine her interest in real estate with her affinity for working with people.  

Ashby is a previous recipient of the Gold Service award. One of Prudential’s highest honors, the award is informally known as the award that honors the agent that agents would choose if they needed someone to represent them during a personal transaction.

Vay Ashby can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Torrey Hills office, at 760-815-5370, or via email at vashby@prusd.com. Visit her website at www.VayAshby.com.

Exceptional 2012 for Joe Nichols

 

Prudential California Realty is pleased to recognize Joe Nichols for his sales achievements last year. Nichols ranked in the top five for his sales production in 2012, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

Nichols is a seasoned agent with 26 years of experience in the San Diego real estate market. From his base of operations at Prudential’s Chula Vista Eastlake office, he serves buyers and sellers throughout San Diego County.

Sam Guillen, manager of Prudential’s Chula Vista Eastlake office, comments, “Joe is a highly educated professional with a talent for delivering optimal results for his clients. His local market knowledge is only surpassed by his determination to help his buyers and sellers realize their goals.”

Known for his sense of market timing, integrity and discretion, Nichols is regarded as an expert with the marketing and sale of ultra-high-end properties. “The luxury segment of the marketplace is a different animal. To implement an effective marketing campaign for a seller it requires a careful blend of networking and creativity,” explains Nichols.

A constant award winner for his sales, Nichols is the preferred representative for discerning buyers and sellers. Having continually ranked at the top two percent or higher of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide, he attributes his success to his focus on safeguarding the interests of his clients and commitment to family values.

Nichols is a graduate of The Citadel and holds an MBA from National University. He served his country as a naval officer for five years and spent three years as a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.Joe Nichols can be contacted at 619-200-8885, or via email at TheNicholsFamily@aol.com.

K. Ann Brizolis is #1 in San Diego

 

realtor rancho santa feFor the first quarter of 2013, K. Ann Brizolis ranked #1 in sales production out of 1,300 Prudential California Realty agents throughout San Diego County. A real estate market leader for 23 years, Ms. Brizolis and her associates were also honored recently as the team that ranked eighth in the US out of more than 54,000 Prudential agents for 2012, and were among the top 100 real estate agents nationwide, according to The Wall Street Journal.

When asked about her incredible track record of sales achievements, Ms. Brizolis credited her team members for their dedication and professionalism and her clients for their continued loyalty. “Our strategy for success is simple; we focus upon the needs of our clients, above everything else.”

Ms. Brizolis and her team have earned a reputation for ethics, integrity and service. “We are very proud of the awards and milestones we have achieved. We believe they confirm that our clients value the expertise we provide them.”

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat clients, Ms. Brizolis has consistently ranked at the top ½ of 1 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Based in Prudential’s Rancho Santa Fe office, she specializes in the sale of fine homes and estate properties throughout ‘The Ranch’ and the surrounding communities.

“Ann has an extensive client network and many years of experience,” said Ron Sparks, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “In addition, her knowledge, skills and solid reputation have placed her at the top of the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market for many years. She has worked incredibly hard to get where she is today, so it’s always a pleasure to see her excel.”

Ms. Brizolis, a broker associate, completed a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Her proficiency in navigating the upper tier of the real estate marketplace earned her the title of Director for Prudential’s Luxury Division.

 

K. Ann Brizolis and Associates may be reached at 858-756-6355, via email at ann@kabrizolis.com, or on the web at www.kabrizolis.com.

Monica Leschick Joins Prudential’s Team Chodorow

 

Prudential California Realty announced today that Monica Leschick has joined the company to work in the La Jolla office with Team Chodorow. “Monica has a diverse array of skills and experience,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “Her affinity for working with people and background in sales will bring her many years of success in real estate.”

 

Leschick is a La Jolla native who graduated with honors from the University of California San Diego. She spent a semester studying abroad in Spain when she was pursuing her degrees, which include a bachelor’s in Communications and a master’s in Education.

 

Though she enjoyed teaching kindergarten for a year during her master’s program, Leschick says that she was motivated to leave the field by a desire to meet new people. She spent 10 years working in sales and the last five years working in management, sales management and customer relations, where she excelled as a result of her focus on listening carefully to people and sense of responsibility to her clients.

 

Leschick is enthusiastic about the chance to leverage her research skills and lifelong commitment to learning for the benefit of her buyers and sellers. “Sales come naturally for me because I enjoy the experience of meeting people from all walks of life, having great conversations and establishing a human connection,” says Leschick, “plus I love HGTV and anything related to real estate.”

 

Having been raised by parents who owned an art gallery in La Jolla on Prospect Street, Leschick has a deep appreciation for art and culture. She has lived in Paris, France, and her background includes time spent working as a freelance writer for San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and North Park News. It is her experiences with traveling alone throughout Western Europe, however, that Leschick credits for helping her develop a talent for communicating with people of differing cultures and an ability to think on her feet—qualities that are certain to provide her clients with a significant advantage.

 

Monica Leschick can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-752-7852, or via email at Leschick.M@gmail.com.      

 

Joy Bender Honored for Luxury Market Knowledge

Joy Bender of Prudential California Realty was recently asked to represent La Jolla in Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate, a notable compendium of the world’s leading agents, representing more than 100 countries. The relationship connects Bender and her clients to an international referral network consisting of more than 70,000 real estate professionals.

“This not only brings tremendous exposure for my sellers in San Diego, it also allows me to match my buyers to more than 50,000 properties worldwide,” notes Joy, a specialist in luxury homes and waterfront estates.

Bender has leveraged her vast understanding to write numerous articles for publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Reuters, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNBC, and The Houston Chronicle. Additionally she has been interviewed on the local FOX 5 San Diego TV station regarding the San Diego Real Estate Market.

 Bender provides comprehensive real estate services for buyers and sellers in the communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Over the course of her career she has assisted over 1,000 clients with their real estate needs.

Bender is a 12-year industry veteran with extensive experience in the mortgage finance industry. Her commitment to her clients has led her to continue her education by earning numerous designations, including the Green designation, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, Investor Agent Specialist, and more.

Bender has written numerous real estate articles, which have been published nationwide in over 358 newspapers. Her work has most notably appeared in the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch, The Boston Globe, Reuters, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNBC, and The Houston Chronicle. Additionally Bender has been interviewed on the local FOX 5 San Diego TV station regarding the San Diego real estate market.

Joy Bender can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 760-212-2717, via email at Joy@LuxurySoCalRealty.com, or on the web at www.LuxurySoCalRealty.com.

Prudential Welcomes Andrew Levy

 

Nelson White, Manager of Prudential California Realty’s Point Loma office, is pleased to welcome Andrew Levy to his team. “Andy is well-traveled and highly educated,” said White. “His thorough knowledge of how to provide an outstanding customer service experience makes him a great addition to our office.” 

 

Levy spent 24 years in property management and held a broker’s license in the state of Massachusetts for 15 years. Prior to real estate he worked in hotel management with Westin Hotels, where he developed a service-oriented business philosophy.

 

“It might sound simple but I believe that the success I’ve achieved in my career is a result of the service I provide,” said Levy. “I return phone calls within 24 hours, and I give frequent updates about every detail of my clients’ transactions. Basically I take a lot of pride in my work and I keep the interests of my buyers and sellers at the front of my mind.”

 

A graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Levy has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. Having been raised in a military family and served his country in the US Navy, he has lived abroad in countries such as Japan and Guam. Additionally Levy has lived in Long Beach, San Diego, Idaho, Tennessee and numerous states within the northeastern US.

 

Levy credits his professional background and experiences with traveling for giving him a global perspective and an ability to communicate effectively with people of vastly differing cultures. “I have a deep appreciation for travel and a respect for various lifestyles, but it’s great to be back here in San Diego,” added Levy, a resident of the La Playa area.

 

Levy joined Prudential to leverage the company’s “incredible reputation and support systems” for the benefit of his clients. He enjoys helping his wife with her horses and hosting music events at his house when he isn’t working.

 

Andrew Levy can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Point Loma office, at 619-356-0434, via email at alevy@prusd.com.     

 

Joan Schultz Voted Best in Client Satisfaction

 

This year marked the fifth consecutive occasion that Joan Schultz of Prudential California Realty has earned San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. A residential specialist based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, Schultz was rated on her performance by a panel of clients, peers and industry experts.

The judgment criteria included customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, market knowledge and overall satisfaction. After a rigorous screening process, only five percent of San Diego County’s real estate professionals were selected as award winners.

“Joan has set herself apart with the level of service that she provides for her clients,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “This award is just one of many that she has earned over the course of her long and noteworthy career. She is a consummate professional and we are proud to have her in our office.” 

Though she officially started in real estate 31 years ago, Joan began learning about the industry when she was just a teenager. From working for her father and grandfather, who were land developers, she gained a complex understanding of negotiating and marketing, architectural styles and building materials.

“I would like to thank my clients for once again taking the time to vote for me,” said Joan, a Fine Homes Specialist. “I am truly honored and humbled by this award.”

A member of La Jolla’s Top Producers Group and a consistent award winner for her sales, Joan has also frequently been honored for her community involvement. The La Jolla Real Estate Broker’s Association recognized her with the McNaught-Davis/Knox award as a result of her integrity, community activity, ethics, and adherence to the Golden Rule. The Soroptimists of La Jolla honored Joan with the Woman of Distinction award.

Joan Schultz can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-261-3804, via email at Joan@SellingLaJollaHomes.com, or on the web at www.SellingLaJollaHomes.com.

Angela Ordway Voted Best in Service

 

Prudential California Realty agent Angela Ordway has been named one of San Diego’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” for the sixth consecutive year. The distinction is a result of a survey of clients, peers and industry experts that was conducted by San Diego Magazine.

Ordway is one of only 60 Realtors in San Diego County who have received the award every year since it was created six years ago. “This is an important form of validation for me,” said Ordway. “I’m passionate about helping people realize their dreams, and enjoy guiding them through the myriad of options that are available on the path to home ownership.”

A consistent top producer since she entered the industry more than 12 years ago, Ordway has excelled by leveraging her background in corporate sales and negotiations for the benefit of her clients. She is based in Prudential’s Rancho Bernardo office.

“The fact that Angela has won the Five Star award for six years running is proof that clients value her experience and work ethic,” said Cory Shepard, manager of Prudential Rancho Bernardo. “She brings integrity and professionalism where it’s needed most.”

Ordway’s commitment to her clients led her to earn the Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Certified Relocation Specialist designations. As a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designated agent, she has helped numerous homeowners in her community avoid foreclosure.

When she isn’t busy serving her community or the real estate profession, Ordway enjoys playing golf and spending time with her three daughters. She has been happily married for 27 years.

Angela Ordway can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, at 858-945-1189, or via email at aordway@prusd.com.

Karen Hickman Sells La Jolla

 

Karen Hickman is the #1 ranked individual agent in Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office for her sales production and the number of transactions in the first three quarters of 2012. “The level of service that Karen provides for her clients has given her an impeccable reputation,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla.

A 25-year veteran of the real estate industry, Hickman’s sales production has continually placed her at the top of the national market. With a majority of her business originating from previous clients and referrals, she is known for talent for negotiating and complex understanding of the La Jolla market.

“The relationships I have formed with my clients have made my career extremely fulfilling,” said Hickman, who recently celebrated her 20th year with Prudential’s La Jolla office.

Hickman is a Certified Relocation Specialist and Fine Homes Specialist designated agent, with a track record of securing optimal results for her clients. Having consistently ranked at the top 1 percent of Prudential’s 54,000 agents nationwide, she attributes her success to her dedication to the goals of her clients, work ethic and ability to collaborate with her vast network of professional alliances.

A resident of La Jolla, Hickman is a member of the San Diego Association of Realtors and the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association. She may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at (858) 551-7205.     

Gorgeous Pool Home with Extensive Upgrades

 

11795 Borum Ave, Tustin Ranch

 

Julie Loeb of Prudential California Realty is accepting back up offers on a Tustin Ranch home with four bedrooms and a sound proof movie theatre. Located in a guard-gated community, this gorgeous property boasts a main floor bedroom suite, an office with a private entrance and a resort-style backyard with a sparkling rock pool, spa and waterfall.

 

Originally listed at $1,749,800, the home offers a separate dining room and a living room with volume ceilings. The kitchen is a focal point, with its walnut cherry cabinets, high-end stainless appliances and granite counters. Open to a family room with bamboo ceilings, a fireplace and a built-in TV, the kitchen also features a center island and oversized morning room.

 

The master bedroom features an array of luxurious amenities, including a private balcony, retreat area and Jacuzzi tub. The backyard offers a fireplace, a built-in BBQ and a wonderful covered entertainment area.

 

Julie Loeb is a veteran agent with over 13 years of experience and multi-millions in sales. A consistent top producer and award winner, she has excelled as a result of her talent for marketing and love for sharing her extensive knowledge of Tustin Ranch with her clients.

To find a home with similar qualities, please contact Julie Loeb at 714-404-3895, or via email at JulieLoeb@cox.net

Renovated Home with Unrivaled Ocean Views

 

2495 Juanita Way, Laguna Beach

  Giulietta Fox-Wilson and John Wilsonof Prudential California Realty have listed a beautifully renovated home with three oversized bedroom suites and three large view decks. Set high above the crashing surf in South Laguna, this eye-catching residence offers spellbinding views of the coastline and city lights. 

  With a gated entry courtyard that includes a bubbling spa, the home provides a feeling of solace and escape. Elegant hardwood floors grace the main living areas, while numerous French doors and picture windows bring the sunlight inside.

  The gourmet kitchen has slab counters, convenient task lighting and professional-grade appliances, as well as newer cabinetry, hardware and wine refrigerator

  With an expansive covered patio, a sun deck and a rooftop viewing area with ample seating, this home maximizes its prime location overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Additional features include an upstairs office with custom shelving, two fireplaces, a stainless steel handrail, marble finished bathrooms, a retractable awning, an inside laundry room plus a two car garage with built-in storage and epoxy floors.

  The home is offered at $2,350,000. To schedule a private tour, please contact Giulietta Fox-Wilson at 949-234-5697, via email at Fox@ExploreHomesOnline.com, or on the web at www.ExploreHomesOnline.com.   

Mediterranean Compound with Breathtaking Ocean Views

 

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41 Marbella, San Clemente

Bryan and Siobhan Ulnick of Prudential California Realty have listed a Sea Pointe Estates home with captivating vistas of the ocean and city lights. A foyer with 20’ ceilings and a wrought iron staircase create an instant appeal for this home, which offers walnut floors and vast panes of glass.

The kitchen has etched granite countertops, a designer backsplash and custom cabinets. Top brand appliances from SubZero and Wolf are present in the kitchen and butler’s pantry, which includes a 134-bottle wine refrigerator. 

The master suite has a view deck, a retreat and a jetted tub. Another spa is located on the covered patio, which includes a saltwater pool, fireplace and outdoor kitchen. 

The Ulnicks are offering the buyer or buyer’s agent an additional incentive of either $5,000 or $10,000 to provide a successful close on or before June 1, 2013. 

 

Disclaimer: Short sale transactions are excluded. Transactions requiring lender or court approval may be precluded from this offer. The incentive must be disclosed to all parties via HUD Statements including any lending institution involved in the transaction. The incentive will be credited upon successful close of escrow. 

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Bryan and Siobhan Ulnick at 949-370-7140, or via e-mail at sulnick@cox.net. For a virtual tour visit www.41-Marbella.com  

Magnificent Entertainers Home with Pool in Newport Beach

 

Newport Beach home for sale

9 Marble Sands, Newport Beach

Mehdi Khosh of Prudential California Realty has listed a six-bedroom home in the guard-gated community of Bonita Canyon. Designed to comfortably accommodate any occasion, the residence at 9 Marble Sands in Newport Beach includes a resort-style backyard and approximately 5,150 square feet of living space.

Formal gatherings are enhanced by a foyer with two story ceilings, a sophisticated living room with a fireplace and a separate dining room. There is a large butler’s pantry, and the spacious open kitchen boasts high-end appliances, granite counters and a center island.

A sliding glass wall connects the family room to the outdoor living space, which offers a saltwater pool and spa. Completely secluded and replete with mature plantings, the backyard includes a built-in BBQ, an expansive patio and a pergola.

Numerous additional features make this home a great value. The tandem garage has been converted, and the main level offers hardwood floors and an office. There is an upstairs bonus room with built-ins, and the master bedroom includes a retreat and a luxurious bathroom.

Conveniently located in Newport Beach, Bonita Canyon offers a community pool, a wading pool, tennis court, a park, playground and scheduled holiday events. 

For pricing information, please contact Mehdi Khosh at 714-609-2361, via e-mail at Mehdi@MehdiKhosh.com, or on the web at www.MehdiKhosh.com.          

Diana Rubottom and Ron Zuber join Prudential California Realty Newport Beach

 

ron zuberDiana Rubottom and Ron Zuber have recently joined Prudential California Realty as Broker Associates, Relocation Specialists and Fine Homes International Specialists. The announcement was made by Scott MacDonald, Regional Manager for Prudential California Realty.

Diana and Ron have been affiliated with the Prudential Companies for over 15 years. They have both been Relocation Certified for many years as well as being Fine Homes Certified and winners of several awards.  They count many celebrities, sports figures and corporate executives among their past clients.

Diana and Ron share Prudential California Realty’s commitment to quality and customer service,” said Scott MacDonald, Regional Manager, Prudential California Realty. This team is exactly the type of sales professional we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company, and increase our presence in the local community.”

Prudential Real Estate is a company of Brookfield Residential Property Services. Its franchises are independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records and high levels of customer service.. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with more than 1,500 franchise offices and 50,000 sales professionals in the franchise Network as of Dec. 31, 2011.

Kevin Hill the #1 Agent for Mission Viejo Sales

 

prudential california realtyKevin Hill of Prudential California Realty has repeated his achievement as the #1 agent in the company’s Mission Viejo office for sales production and the number of homes sold last year. “Kevin leads the way with his professionalism and real estate knowledge,” said Linda Scarberry, manager. “It’s an honor to have him in our office.”

With a background that encompasses multiple aspects of real estate, Hill provides his clients with a valuable insight into every aspect of their transactions. A licensed real estate professional since 1977, he has helped his clients successfully navigate a number of cycles within the local housing market and the national economy.

Hill says that his formula for success has been the same throughout his career, whether serving as a mentor for new agents, training industry leaders or helping his clients with the purchase or sale of real estate.  He explained that his success has been a result of his focus on taking care of the needs of his clients, first and foremost.

The approach has earned Hill numerous sales awards and an impeccable reputation. This year was no exception, as he received Prudential’s Chairman’s Circle Diamond award, ranking him at the top ½ of 1 percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Kevin Hill can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Mission Viejo office, at 949-477-6500, or via email at KevinHill@pruoc.com. 

Michelle Triepke a Valuable Asset for Prudential

 

prudential california realtyLinda Scarberry, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, is pleased to announce her newest real estate team member, Michelle Triepke. “With her background in city planning, tenacious work ethic and eye for interior design, Michelle is an excellent addition to our office,” says Scarberry.  

Triepke offers reliable advice about multiple aspects of real estate. She commented that, “Prior to becoming a Realtor, I worked in the land use, planning and development field, where I had the pleasure of assisting with the planning of Rancho Santa Margarita in the early 90s.” A resident of Orange County since 1986, Triepke has raised three children along with being an active member in the community. She is confident that her local insight will allow her to help her clients find the right neighborhood and school district to fit their needs. 

“Michelle’s commitment to continuing education is just another example of her dedication to her clients,” adds Scarberry. An alumnus of the University of California Irvine, Triepke completed an extensive series of coursework to earn her Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource designation. She has also furthered her knowledge by completing real estate courses in principles, practice, law, appraisals, escrow, economics, finance and property management. 

Triepke chose Prudential to leverage the company’s brand recognition and training power for the benefit of her buyers and sellers. “Joining a company that shared a common belief in the importance of honesty and integrity was very important to me,” explained Triepke.  

When Triepke isn’t busy helping her clients, she enjoys participating in her children’s school and sports activities, planning ministry events at her church, gourmet cooking and volunteering with National Charity League organizations.

Michelle Triepke can be contacted through Prudential’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, at 949-201-0412, or via email at mtriepke@pruoc.com. 

Prudential California Realty at the Forefront of LA Real Estate

Prudential California Realty was recently honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal for once again ranking at the forefront of the Los Angeles real estate market. With over 3,400 homes sold and a sales volume in excess of $3.4 billion, Prudential ranked at the number two position for its sales performance in 2012, out of every residential real estate brokerage in LA County.

David M. Cabot, CEO, comments, “We have excelled as a result of the market knowledge and resourcefulness of our agents. Their ability to leverage our company’s advanced technology and expansive marketing presence for the benefit of our clients has made us a perennial market leader.”

Guided by a mission to provide a superior standard of representation and service to the community, Prudential has built a reputation based on ethics and integrity. Leeann Iacino, COO, explains, “Our goal has always been to give our agents and their customers industry-leading service while giving back to our communities. The Charitable Foundation allows us to support the communities that have made us so successful.”

To secure exceptional results for the company’s buyers and sellers, Prudential supports its sales associates with innovative marketing and networking opportunities, as well as in-house real estate attorneys. The company also provides a comprehensive training and development curriculum, which consists of an ongoing mentor program and numerous real-estate related courses led by top producing agents and industry leaders.

For more information about Prudential California Realty, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Learn What Spot and Fido are Thinking with Prudential Agents Julie and Dennis Mandell

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Julie Mandell

“I bet squirrels taste like chicken. One day I’ll find out.” “That smells heavenly. Why would you throw it away?” “Why does master get so angry? I’m just helping him clean the litter box.”

It’s possible that dogs think like this, but most of us can only guess. Luckily, Julie and Dennis Mandell of Prudential California Realty are providing local homeowners with a chance to find out, by hosting an exclusive seminar with Animal Communicator Bonnie Taplin, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Moulton Ranch Park.

“Since rescuing our dog Zoey we’ve had the chance to meet many of our neighbors here in Moulton Ranch and speculate on what our dogs are thinking about,” laughs Julie Mandell. Dennis adds, “This promises to be a fun and interesting morning, to say the least. At the risk of being corny, I guess we’ll find out for sure if a dog’s tail never lies.”

Julie and Dennis Mandell provide comprehensive real estate services from Prudential’s Mission Viejo office. As residents of the Moulton Ranch area for the past 22 years, they have excelled by leveraging their extensive knowledge of the region with their buyers and sellers.

“We’ve been very fortunate to call the Moulton Ranch area home and truly believe that it’s a community where people become friends,” says Julie. “With beautiful homes and a desirable location nearby a number of shopping centers, restaurants and freeways, as well as the Mission Viejo golf course, the Moulton Ranch real estate market will always be strong,” comments Dennis.

For more information, please contact Julie or Dennis Mandell at Prudential California Realty’s Mission Viejo office, at 714-287-1411, or via email at mandell.julie1@gmail.com.

Cul-De-Sac Mission Viejo Home has Numerous Updates and Views

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26545 Mikanos Dr, Mission Viejo

Vicki Goodell of Prudential California Realty is currently accepting back up offers on a turnkey four bedroom home in the Califia community of Mission Viejo. With a serene location at the end of a cul-de-sac, and access to everything that Lake Mission Viejo has to offer, this home provides a relaxing lifestyle.

The home has been updated with hardwood floors, crown moldings and plantation shutters.  There are vaulted ceilings in many of the rooms, and the kitchen is open to a family room with a fireplace.

One of the bedrooms has a private balcony, and the master suite offers peaceful area views, two closets and a deep soaking tub.  Additional highlights include a two car garage with epoxy floors, a brick lined patio, a large grassy area and built-in BBQ.

Originally listed at $699,900, this home is an exceptional value.

Residents of Mission Viejo since 1968, Vicki and Brian Goodell provide their clients an insider’s perspective about the local housing market. By leveraging their vast network of professional alliances, along with their complex understanding of Mission Viejo’s property values, school districts and neighborhood amenities, Vicki and Brian Goodell deliver positive results for their buyers and sellers.

To find a home with similar qualities, please contact Vicki Goodell at 949-768-1000, or via e-mail at vicki@vickigoodell.com.  Visit her website at www.theGoldMedalGroup.com.

Turtle Ridge Home with High-End Finishes

Jacqueline Moran of Prudential California Realty has listed a three bedroom home at 55 Turn Leaf in Irvine with a large downstairs office.  Secluded and comfortable, the home is nestled in the gated community of Turtle Ridge nearby a neighborhood clubhouse with a pool, spa, cabanas, barbecues, and fireplaces.

The interior offers hardwood floors, arched doorways, crown moldings and custom wainscoting.  Built-in cabinetry can be found in the office and family room.

The spacious open kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a center island.  Filled with abundant natural light, the kitchen also features a backsplash and a breakfast nook that overlooks the outdoor patio area.  Surrounded by a tall privacy wall and replete with mature plantings, the patio offers a relaxing venue for al fresco dining.

Located nearby a community park and a number of local schools, the home offers a convenient lifestyle.  Additional highlights include custom wood shutters and an attached two car garage.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Jacqueline Moran at 949-463-9358, via e-mail at jmoran@prusocal.com, or on the web at www.JacquelineMoran.com.

Philharmonic Society Honors Tuscan-Style Estate as 2013 House of Design

2013 House of Design- 23181 Pradera Road, Coto de Caza

Prudential California Realty agent Mariann Cordova’s listing at 23181 Pradera Road in Coto De Caza has been selected for the 2013 House of Design, a fundraising event for the Philharmonic Society that runs from April 23 through May 19, 2013. As a part of the event, the society invited many of Southern California’s premier interior designers to apply their vision to the approximately 7,100 square foot estate.

The newly constructed home will be available for public tours from Tuesdays through Sundays. A boutique and café will be located on site, and a number of opportunity prizes will be available. Tickets for the public go on sale in early March, and the press event and private showing is April 20.

“This is one of the most important fundraising efforts put forth by the Philharmonic to help their youth education programs, so I’m hopeful that this event will have a great turnout,” said Mariann Cordova, a Realtor with over 20 years of experience and a past board member of Los Ranchos Estates, where the home is located.

Set on more than two acres (per assessor), the home includes five bedroom suites, a wine cellar, a study and a cutting-edge media room. The exterior spaces transport the viewer into the heart of Tuscany, flat usable beautiful lawns for outdoor entertaining and outdoor living, a salt water pool, Mediterranean gardens, and an outdoor entertaining loggia with a wood burning fireplace.

“With the equestrian center and golf course located so close by, this home provides an exceptional quality of life,” adds Mariann Cordova. “Plus with the huge private motor court and the six car garage it’s a great place to host a casual get-together or a large formal gathering.”

The home is available to rent for corporate and private parties. Pictures of the home before the furnishings and interior design treatments were applied can be viewed by searching for the address at www.prudentialcal.com.

Event information can be found at www.philharmonicsociety.org.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Mariann Cordova at (949) 858.0405; or via e-mail at mcordova@pruoc.com.

Olejnik and Babcock at the Top of National Market

Nancy BabcockTerry Olejnik and Nancy Babcock of Prudential California Realty recently added yet another accolade to their long list of sales achievements. Olejnik and Babcock’s sales performance last year ranked them in the top 12 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide, earning them the prestigious Honor Society award.

Olejnik and Babcock have a proven track record of success in helping their clients. Based in Prudential’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, they provide knowledge-backed representation for buyers and sellers with interests throughout the area, from Coto De Caza and Lake Forest to Ladera Ranch and Mission Viejo.

“Terry and Nancy provide their clients with a tremendous amount of care and attention during every phase of the transaction,” said Linda Scarberry, manager of Prudential’s Rancho Santa Margarita office. “I constantly hear positive feedback from their clients and peers about their responsiveness and work ethic.”

Olejnik and Babcock established their partnership in 2005 with a mission to work directly with their clients and offer valuable guidance about multiple aspects of real estate. “We don’t employ assistants because we feel that can take the place of providing clients with the one-on-one interaction they need to achieve their goals,” said Babcock. “When a client chooses us, they work with us, not a buyer’s agent or assistant,” added Olejnik.

Leveraging their 25 years of combined experience in Orange County real estate, as well as their professional backgrounds in sales and marketing, Olejnik and Babcock have earned an outstanding reputation. They have supplemented their knowledge and experience by earning the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designation, and the Corporate Relocation Specialist certification.

Terry Olejnik and Nancy Babcock can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, at 949-683-3833, or 949-422-7582, respectively; they may be emailed at Terry@HomesinRSM.com or Nancy@HomesinRSM.com. Visit their website at www.HomesinRSM.com.

Julie Graham, The Blackdog Realtor, is Rookie of the Year

black dog realtorLinda Scarberry, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, is proud to honor Julie Graham with the Rookie of the Year award for 2012. Each year, Prudential recognizes new agents who led their peers with their sales performance over a given year.

“This is just the beginning for Julie,” said Scarberry. “She has a unique ability to be genuinely open and friendly with her clients yet simultaneously be an effective negotiator and strategist.”

Graham was recognized in February at Prudential’s annual awards celebration. With a background in property management, she is able to leverage her knowledge to accurately gauge market values for her clients. Graham’s experience in buying has also enabled her to negotiate successful transactions, whether dealing with a distressed property or capturing a healthy investment for her clients. However, she attributes a portion of her achievement to Prudential’s superior training programs and office leadership.

“I love helping people find the perfect home. Whether it’s their first purchase or their 12th investment property, I relish the opportunity to become a part of my clients’ path to reaching their real estate goals,” comments Graham. “I believe that my fresh approach to buying and selling fits well with the new generation of consumers. I’m not about old-fashioned, high pressure sales tactics. I want all of my clients to enjoy a fantastic home buying or selling experience with me.”

Graham has lived throughout Southern California, including Mission Viejo, Pasadena, Burbank, and San Diego, which gives her a vast knowledge of the unique and diverse neighborhoods that the region offers. Known as the Blackdog Realtor, she gives back to her community by volunteering at the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter and advocating for animal rights.

Julie Graham can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Margarita office, at 949-302-4233, Julie@blackdogrealtor.com, or on the web at www.BlackDogRealtor.com.

A One-of-a-kind Custom Laguna Niguel Estate with Sweeping Coastline & Catalina Island Vistas

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4 Gladstone, Laguna Niguel

Giulietta Fox-Wilson and John Wilson of Prudential California Realty have listed a recently constructed estate with a prime hilltop location in Ocean Ranch.  Artfully positioned at the end of a gated driveway, this European-inspired residence enjoys cooling sea breezes and panoramic ocean & Catalina Island views.

Just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean on an expansive private lot with approximately 31,500 square feet, the home offers a convenient and carefree lifestyle.  There are a total of six bedroom suites, two of which are on the main level, plus three half baths and six full bathrooms.

The interior provides a comfortable yet elegant setting for any occasion.  There is an office, six fireplaces of which two are dual sided, a dance studio and a 550 bottle refrigerated wine cellar.  The home theater offers stadium seating, and the formal areas feature cathedral ceilings.  The kitchen and family room combination is the hub of the home; an open inviting space with a built-in wet bar, massive stone fireplace and oversized breakfast nook.

Peaceful sunset views can be enjoyed from the infinity edge pool or spa, or from a large rear patio featuring a 17’ foot long fire wall.

The home is offered at $4,585,000.  To schedule a private tour, please contact Giulietta Fox-Wilson at 949-234-5697, via email at Fox@ExploreHomesOnline.com, or on the web at www.ExploreHomesOnline.com

Timeless Italian Villa with Riveting Ocean Vistas in Corona Del Mar

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3300 Ocean Boulevard, Corona Del Mar

Debbie Bradbury of Prudential California Realty has listed a five bedroom home with approximately 12,800 square feet of space, for $20,995,000.  A combination of classic architectural finishes and modern technology, this recently constructed home was inspired by the Medici villas in Florence.

Two elevators serve the interior spaces, which include an approximately 4,000 square foot basement that could be converted to a basketball court, recording studio or gym.  A separate elevator provides access to a subterranean garage with space for up to nine cars.

Designed to comfortably accommodate multiple generations of family members and their guests, the residence includes a spacious gourmet kitchen with counter seating and a large breakfast nook.  Equipped with state of the art appliances, granite counters and custom maple cabinetry, the kitchen opens to a patio with endless views.

The exterior is clad in travertine, while the interior boasts walnut floors, teak doors and tilt and turn windows.  All bathrooms have stone counters, and the walls are finished in Venetian plaster.

A Crestron home automation system controls the electric locks in the entry doors, surround sound, window coverings, alarms, heating and air conditioning.

For more information, contact Debbie Bradbury at 949-929-0830, or at dsbradbury@pruoc.com.

Prudential Brentwood among Top 10 Offices Nationwide

real estate agent brentwoodPrudential Real Estate Affiliates honored the Brentwood office recently with the company’s most prestigious accolade, the Pinnacle award. The distinction was presented to Prudential California Realty’s Brentwood office for ranking at the number eight position for sales volume in 2012, out of all Prudential offices in North America.

“Our agents and staff deserve a lot of credit for this award,” noted Doug Sandler, manager of the office. “Their willingness to come together and focus on the results that we provide for our clients has been essential to our success. Everyone here seems to recognize that the most effective marketing is simply to provide an exceptional standard of service, and we have led our local market for many years as a result.”

Prudential’s Brentwood office has consistently ranked at the top of the company’s Western region for sales production, and the upper echelons of real estate nationwide. Sandler further explained that the perennial success of the office has been due to the agents’ ability to leverage their many years of experience in Brentwood real estate for the benefit of their clients, combined with the extensive marketing opportunities and advanced technology provided by Prudential.

Sandler added that, “Nobody has a more intimate knowledge of the various nuances and amenities that are found in our community than our agents, or a better understanding of how to match our clients with the perfect home to fit their needs. Real estate in Brentwood will always be a solid investment, because of our proximity to the Pacific Ocean as well as the numerous cultural offerings that are present in Los Angeles, such as the Getty Center and UCLA.”

Committed to make a positive impact on every transaction, Prudential supports its agents with a highly trained management team, in-house real estate attorneys, a worldwide referral network, and a comprehensive training and development curriculum.

To contact the best qualified Realtor, or for information about career opportunities, please call Prudential California Realty’s Brentwood office, at 310-207-7080.

David Offer at the Top of National Market

Brentwood real estate agentPrudential Real Estate Affiliates announced that David Offer was the #1 ranked individual in the US for his sales last year, out of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide. The achievement earned David Offer the Pinnacle award, the company’s highest honor.

From his base of operations at Prudential California Realty’s Brentwood office, Offer specializes in the marketing and sale of fine homes and luxury estates. The #1 ranked Prudential agent in Los Angeles since 2004, he is known for his integrity and focus on tenaciously safeguarding the interests of his clients, as well as his talent for managing the complexities of luxury transactions.

“David’s vast experience in our local market is backed by a solid educational background,” comments Doug Sandler, manager of Prudential Brentwood. “He has consistently proven the value that he provides for his clients, and it’s an honor to have him in our office.”

With over 20 years of experience serving the residential markets in Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Westwood, Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills, Offer provides his clients with a wealth of insights pertaining to the region. The results of his service-oriented business philosophy speak for themselves, as he has achieved a career sales volume in excess of $1.8 billion.

Leveraging the knowledge he acquired from earning his master’s degree in Architecture, and his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Offer delivers superior results for his buyers, sellers and investors. “I would like to thank my clients for their trust and support,” says Offer, “and my team for their commitment to provide an exceptional standard of service.”

The David Offer Team includes David Ravitz, Lauren Rodriguez and Jade Port.

David Offer may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Brentwood office, at 310-820-9341, via email at doffer@davidoffer.com, or on the web at www.DavidOffer.com.    

Prudential California Realty is #1 in North America

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates recognized Prudential California Realty for ranking #1 for sales volume in 2012, out of the company’s vast network of residential brokerages in North America. The achievement earned Prudential California Realty the Gibraltar Circle award.

David M. Cabot, CEO, comments, “The success of our company is a reflection of the success our agents have achieved in assisting their clients, so we are very proud of these awards and distinctions. I would like to thank our agents for their dedication and our buyers and sellers for making us their choice in real estate.”

The Gibraltar award is Prudential Real Estate Affiliates’ highest honor. It recognizes the top 50 brokerages in North America for sales production or transactions over a given year.

Prudential California Realty also received many Pinnacle awards. The Pinnacle award recognizes the top 10 offices and sales associates in the US.

For sales production in 2012, Prudential La Jolla was the #1 ranked office in the US. The Santa Barbara office followed closely behind at the number three position, Prudential Newport Beach ranked number six, and the company’s Brentwood office ranked number eight in the nation.

David Offer of Prudential Brentwood was the #1 ranked individual agent for sales production last year. Representing the Montecito office was Daniel Encell, who placed number four, and Gary Glass of the Brentwood office ranked at the number five position. Shauna Covington of Prudential Laguna Beach was the number eight ranked individual, and Kathleen Winter of Santa Barbara rounded out the national top 10.

For Prudential teams, Marc and Rory Shevin of Prudential Calabasas ranked number five in the US for their sales in 2012. Gregg and Debbie Neuman of the Downtown San Diego office were the number seven ranked team nationally, and K. Ann Brizolis and Associates of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe ranked at the number eight position. Greg Noonan and Associates of the La Jolla office placed number nine, out of all Prudential teams in the US.

Leeann Iacino, COO, adds, “Placing in the national top 10 is a remarkable achievement. I would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle award winners and the top PREA 100 agents.  Thank you for your commitment to provide our clients with exceptional results. Our agents are the most professional and knowledgeable in our industry.”

Spacious Laguna Niguel Home in Quiet Location

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22 Coronado Pointe, Laguna Niguel

Michael Di Pilla of Prudential California Realty has listed a large five bedroom home in the guard-gated community of Coronado Pointe.  Situated on the top of a ridgeline far above Laguna Niguel, the home provides commanding vistas from the Saddleback Mountain across the valley to the Pacific Ocean.

The home features a grand entrance foyer with a sweeping staircase and a two-story library. There are a total of four fireplaces in the formal areas, which include a sunken living room and an elegant dining room.

The gourmet kitchen opens to a large breakfast nook and the family room has a built-in wet bar. A convenient ancillary staircase provides access to the secondary bedrooms, and there is a huge master suite with a retreat.

The backyard consists of a lush grassy area with ample space to add a pool, spa or outdoor kitchen.  Coronado Pointe is a quiet ridgeline community with wide streets and access to multiple walking paths.  There are a number of local schools, parks and shopping centers conveniently located nearby.

Home is offered at $1, 950,000.  For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Michael Di Pilla or one of his associates at the DiPilla Real Estate Group at 949-874-7077 or email him at mdipilla@pruoc.com.  Visit his website at www.OCDreamEstates.com for virtual tours or additional information.  Michael and his team look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs, whether selling your home or searching for your dream property.  His office is located at 2 Ritz Carlton Drive, Suite 201, Monarch Beach, 92629.

Singer-Peterson Receives Platinum Service Recognition

Laurie Singer-Peterson of Prudential California Realty in Irvine, CA has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum.  The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2012 as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).

A Quality Service Certified (QSC) award status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results.  After the conclusion of real estate transactions, clients of QSC agents receive a survey, asking them to rate the agent on various aspects of the service process.   The surveys are administered and the results are received and compiled by LRC.

Client feedback from the surveys becomes part of the agent’s credentials.  An overall satisfaction rating is displayed on the consumer websites (www.QualityService.org and www.RatedAgent.com) where buyers and sellers have the ability to select a real estate professional based upon each agent’s validated record of service satisfaction.

“Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting a professional than the service results achieved with past clients,” says Larry D. Romito, President and CEO of QSC.  He adds, “Consumers have greater confidence in service reliability, results and satisfaction with a Quality Service Certified real estate professional because they know that the agent’s service record has been validated by an independent third party.  100% service satisfaction record like Laurie Singer-Peterson has achieved is just awesome.”

Prudential California Realty is #1 in North America

Agents’ outstanding skills, market knowledge and service make Prudential the market leader….

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates recognized Prudential California Realty for ranking #1 for sales volume in 2012, out of the company’s vast network of residential brokerages in North America. The achievement earned Prudential California Realty the Gibraltar Circle award.

David M. Cabot, CEO, comments, “The success of our company is a reflection of the success our agents have achieved in assisting their clients, so we are very proud of these awards and distinctions. I would like to thank our agents for their dedication and our buyers and sellers for making us their choice in real estate.”

The Gibraltar award is Prudential Real Estate Affiliates’ highest honor. It recognizes the top 50 brokerages in North America for sales production or transactions over a given year.

Prudential California Realty also received many Pinnacle awards. The Pinnacle award recognizes the top 10 offices and sales associates in the US.

For sales production in 2012, Prudential La Jolla was the #1 ranked office in the US. The Santa Barbara office followed closely behind at the number three position, Prudential Newport Beach ranked number six, and the company’s Brentwood office ranked number eight in the nation.

David Offer of Prudential Brentwood was the #1 ranked individual agent for sales production last year. Representing the Montecito office was Daniel Encell, who placed number four, and Gary Glass of the Brentwood office ranked at the number five position. Shauna Covington of Prudential Laguna Beach was the number eight ranked individual, and Kathleen Winter of Santa Barbara rounded out the national top 10.

For Prudential teams, Marc and Rory Shevin of Prudential Calabasas ranked number five in the US for their sales in 2012. Gregg and Debbie Neuman of the Downtown San Diego office were the number seven ranked team nationally, and K. Ann Brizolis and Associates of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe ranked at the number eight position. Greg Noonan and Associates of the La Jolla office placed number nine, out of all Prudential teams in the US.

Leeann Iacino, COO, adds, “Placing in the national top 10 is a remarkable achievement. I would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle award winners and the top PREA 100 agents.  Thank you for your commitment to provide our clients with exceptional results. Our agents are the most professional and knowledgeable in our industry.”

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With over 3,200 sales associates in more than 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

San Clemente Home is an Architectural Masterpiece with Commanding Ocean Views

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64 Marbella, San Clemente

Calley O’Henley and Michael Di Pilla of Prudential California Realty have listed a contemporary home with a prime hilltop location in Sea Point Estates, a guard gated community in San Clemente. With a stunning circular design and walls of glass, the home showcases panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and Dana Point Harbor.

This masterpiece of curves, glass and steel offers both resort-style living and rock-star entertaining.  The kitchen and dining room combination has a 16’ wall of vanishing windows that open to a balcony.  Equipped for any occasion, the kitchen has a SubZero refrigerator, wine refrigerator, a six burner Viking range, double ovens and a built-in Miele cappuccino maker.

A hidden panel reveals a theater with a 13’ screen and seating for nine.  A retractable glass wall off the recreation room opens to a patio with a 12-person infinity spa, as well as a built-in BBQ and fire pit.

The interior has custom paint, hardwood floors and approximately 6,800 square feet of space.  Additional highlights include a wine cellar, an outdoor sound system, multiple skylights, vaulted ceilings, professional landscaping, and an attached three car garage.

The home was recently reduced to $2,795,000.  For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Calley O’Henley or Michael Di Pilla at 949-443-2000, or 949-874-7077, respectively; they may be emailed at cohenley@pruoc.com, or mdipilla@pruoc.com.  Visit Michael’s website at www.OCDreamEstates.com for virtual tours or additional information.  Michael and his team look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs, whether selling your home or searching for your dream property.

Prudential Invites Sharon Paxson to President’s Circle

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, announced today that Sharon Paxson has been awarded for her exceptional sales last year. As a recipient of the President’s Circle award, Paxson ranks in the top three percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“Sharon is an extremely tech savvy individual with great people skills,” notes MacDonald. “She has a tenacious work ethic and a talent for helping her clients identify their wants and needs. This has allowed her to build an outstanding reputation in the real estate community.”

Paxson was recently named one of Twitter’s Top 99 Realtors, in honor of the quality of her tweets, number of followers and regional influence. “Technology has had a profound impact on our industry. In addition to helping me provide my clients with prompt communications and useful research about their local marketplace, it allows me to quickly develop and distribute high-quality advertisements for my sellers,” says Paxson.

Having specialized in the marketing and sale of Orange County real estate for the past eight years, Paxson is known for her negotiating skills, integrity and focus on staying current with the latest updates in her local market and the national economy. She credits her track record of providing her clients with successful closings to her attention to detail and willingness to collaborate with her vast local network of professional alliances.

Paxson explains that she was originally motivated to join Prudential by the extraordinary leadership and coaching abilities of Scott MacDonald, and the atmosphere she found in the Newport Beach office. “Prudential Newport Beach is comprised of an extremely cohesive group,” adds Paxson. “Their collective focus on the results that we provide for our clients has made me proud to have my name associated with the office.”

Sharon Paxson may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-280-0681, or through email at Sharon@SharonPaxson.com. Visit her website at www.NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com.

Spacious Pool Home Offers Value and Luxury

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13 Riviera, Coto de Caza

Vicki Goodell of Prudential California Realty has listed a four bedroom home with a prime cul-de-sac location in Coto De Caza, for $900,000.  With high-end materials in place throughout the approximately 3,444 square foot interior, the home is comfortable and sophisticated.

An impressive venue for entertaining, the residence includes a foyer with marble floors, a living room with cathedral ceilings and a dining room with a wet bar. High clerestory windows bring abundant natural light inside and French doors in the dining room open to the resort-style backyard.

The kitchen makes preparing large meals an easy affair, with its Viking six burner cooktop, double oven and SubZero refrigerator. Open to a family room with a beautiful granite fireplace and a built-in bookcase, the kitchen also features granite countertops and a breakfast bar.

The main floor bedroom has an updated bathroom and a walk-in closet, while the upstairs master suite offers peaceful views of the surrounding hillsides from a large private deck.  Flanked by two secondary bedrooms and a bonus room, the master suite also boasts dual walk-in closets, a fireplace, a soaking tub and a marble shower.

The exterior spaces are highlighted by a heated pool and spa, a built-in bar and an expansive covered patio.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Vicki Goodell at 949-768-1000, or via e-mail at vicki@vickigoodell.com.  Visit her website at www.theGoldMedalGroup.com.

Steve deVré Enhances Luxury Knowledge and Service Offerings

Steve deVre (on right) at the annual meeting of the Luxury Properties Division

Steve deVré of Prudential California Realty recently traveled to Los Angeles to take advantage of the unprecedented networking and learning opportunities that were offered at the annual meeting of the Luxury Properties Division, which was held at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

“This is an exclusive event that only happens once a year,” says deVré, “so I couldn’t miss out on the chance to pass on to my clients the benefits of hearing presentations from some of the real estate industry’s foremost experts and innovators in the fields of technology and marketing.”

The event featured keynote addresses from a number of the most well-known and respected executives in the real estate business, including Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the firm’s parent company, HomeServices of America, and Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and president of Prudential Real Estate.

“It was great to get together with my fellow Luxury Properties Specialists and share new ideas and techniques for better serving our clients,” comments deVré. A Chairman’s Circle Platinum award winner, he is known for his professional approach to real estate and proven expertise with the marketing and sale of ultra-high-end properties.

Steve deVré may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Monarch Beach office, at (949)533-4010, or via email at sdevre@pruoc.com. Visit his website at www.devreinternational.com.

About the Luxury Properties Division

Created by a core group of highly experienced Prudential California Realty luxury agents from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the division leverages the company’s worldwide luxury connections and alliances, highly collaborative agent network, proprietary contact lists and powerful marketing resources to bring exceptional listings to the attention of an elite global audience. Since its inception in 2008, the division has handled over 3,100 luxury transactions with a sales volume in excess of $13.2 billion. The company’s luxury listings are showcased at www.luxsocal.com.

About Prudential California Realty

With over 3,200 sales associates in more than 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2012, agents of the firm, one of the largest companies in the Prudential Real Estate International network, closed nearly $11 billion in sales volume and well over 14,000 transactions. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Sharon Paxson Honored for Quality and Depth of Twitter Page

For her focus on disseminating valuable insights about the Newport Beach real estate market, Sharon Paxson of Prudential California Realty was named one of the Top 99 Realtors on Twitter nationwide. The prestigious national compendium was compiled by WebsiteBox and based on a number of criteria, including the number of followers, quality of tweets and regional influence.

“Sharon has made herself a trusted source of information about the latest real estate happenings in Newport Beach,” comments Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential Newport Beach. “The fact that she has nearly 2,200 followers on her Twitter page shows that people look to her for reliable guidance and real-time updates about the condition of our local housing market.”

A specialist in residential real estate for the last eight years, Paxson attributes her success to her commitment to provide her clients with the resources they need to make sound decisions. “The sheer amount of information that is available right now can be a little overwhelming. My role is to help my clients sift through all of the statistics and updates that are available to them, evaluate that information and choose the best possible option for their individual circumstances,” comments Paxson.

To ensure her clients receive attentive and thorough representation, Paxson has continuously worked to advance her industry knowledge and understanding of the latest real estate technologies. “Aside from enabling me to quickly research available homes and efficiently market my sellers’ properties, technology has allowed me to drastically reduce the environmental impact of my business. My clients really appreciate that their transactions can be encapsulated in a paperless format, and that electronic signatures can eliminate the need to go through a lengthy in-person close of escrow,” adds Paxson.

Sharon Paxson’s Twitter handle is @SharonPaxson. She may be reached over the phone at 949-280-0681, or through email at Sharon@SharonPaxson.com. Visit her website at

www.NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com.

Melody O’Leary-Namikas a Great Addition to Prudential

Lyle Elliot, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Ventura office, announced today that Realtor Melody O’Leary-Namikas has joined his team of sales professionals after 12 successful years with a different local brokerage. “Melody’s extensive knowledge of real estate and passion for helping people have made her a consistent top producer,” says Elliot. “She is a valuable asset to both our office and all of her clients.”

Born and raised in Ventura, Melody offers an insider’s perspective about the region’s diverse communities and neighborhoods, as well as the reputation of local schools and service providers. Well-connected and thorough, she enjoys collaborating with her colleagues to provide her clients with seamless transactions and successful closings.

“The relationships I’ve formed with my clients and peers have made it all worthwhile,” said Melody, a specialist in Ventura real estate for her entire career.

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, Melody has excelled as a result of her talent for property valuation, combined with her comprehensive knowledge of interior design and landscaping. By leveraging the skills that resulted in her personal residence being featured in several decorating magazines, she helps her sellers maximize their property’s aesthetic appeal and her buyers accurately evaluate a potential home’s potential for renovation.

Melody credits the time she spent as a registered dental assistant for making her aware of the joy she receives from helping other people, and her experience as a bookkeeper in the residential construction industry for giving her an interest in real estate. Her decision to join Prudential was motivated by the company’s advanced technology and exclusive marketing relationships, along with Lyle Elliot’s reputation as a leader and business coach.

A member of the Ventura Rotary Club, Melody has been honored with the Paul Harris Fellow and Good Rotarian of the Year awards. She is a frequent volunteer for her church and the Ventura Botanical Gardens. When she isn’t working or serving her community, Melody enjoys spending time with her children and her husband Alex Namikas, a local dentist.

Melody O’Leary-Namikas can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Ventura office, at 805-218-5035, or via email at Melody4realestate@gmail.com.

Prudential’s Newest Talent in Newport Beach is Debby Mathison

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, is pleased to announce that Debby Mathison is the newest member of his team. “Debby is an educated agent with 22 years of sales under her belt. Her knowledge of internet marketing and excellent interpersonal skills will benefit our office and her clients,” comments MacDonald.

Mathison comes to Prudential with over two decades of corporate sales and marketing experience.  As a major account executive for one of the country’s largest corporations, she negotiated contracts and established marketing campaigns for over 1,500 businesses in Orange County, the Inland Empire and LA County.  Her experience in sales and media planning will be valuable to clients, whether they need to market their current property or search for a new one.  “Technology is crucial in today’s market,” adds Mathison.  “ I am honored to join a company that is committed to providing agents with access to the latest client services and marketing technologies.”

An Orange County resident for many years, Mathison has first hand knowledge of the region’s neighborhoods, property values and school districts. She is confident that her familiarity with many cities will allow her to deliver optimal results for her sellers and match her buyers with the perfect home.

Having great respect for the organization SmileTrain, Debby will donate a portion of her commissions to help children born with a cleft lip or palate. “SmileTrain makes dramatic differences in children’s lives.  The surgery is relatively inexpensive and SmileTrain provides it for free to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries,” quotes Mathison.

Mathison is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she earned a bachelor of science degree.  She enjoys spending time with family and her two pugs, Buster and Kirby.

Debby Mathison can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-910-9350, or via email at debbymathison@gmail.com.

Denine Kerns receives Chairman’s Circle award

Once again, Denine Kerns has earned Prudential California Realty’s esteemed Chairman’s Circle award. This honor distinguishes those agents who demonstrate exceptionally high sales, and places Denine in the top 2% of Prudential agents nationwide. With a background in marketing and interior design, Denine brings unique vision, creativity, and negotiating skills to each transaction. With nearly 16 years of real estate success and a lifetime of living and working in coastal Orange County, Denine is consistently able to meet her clients’ specific real estate needs.

Denine is based at Prudential’s Corona del Mar office, and focuses on residential real estate and income properties in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach. Integrity and unparalleled service are the benchmarks of Denine’s business, and have earned her a stellar reputation with clients and colleagues alike: “It’s important for me to provide my clients with the most knowledgeable, professional, and quality personal service possible. I have found this approach builds client confidence in my being a responsive and effective agent. I give them the special attention they deserve.”

Denine’s efforts also extend into the community. She is no stranger to charity, and is a member and past president of Women’s America ORT. Denine is also involved with the Assistance League of Newport Mesa, Queen of Hearts, Women4Women, and Newport Harbor High School’s mentoring program.

Denine can be reached at 949-689-7078 or denine@prucdm.com.

Renee West Strikes Gold

Renee West was recently honored by Prudential California Realty for her sales in 2012, which earned her the Chairman’s Circle Gold award. The achievement ranks West at the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“Awards like these mean a lot, because they indicate that my clients value the service that I provide for them,” said West, who is based in Prudential’s Corona Del Mar office.

The announcement was made at the annual meeting of Prudential’s Luxury Properties Division in Los Angeles. West attended the event to network with her fellow Luxury Properties Specialists, learn from noted experts in the fields of real estate technology and marketing, and exchange local market information.

“When our company’s top agents from Santa Barbara to San Diego get together it allows us to not only match our buyers and sellers but also share useful new techniques and strategies for serving our clients,” added West.

A bay front homeowner since 1981 and a 20-year industry veteran, West brings a unique understanding of luxury coastal homes to her clients’ transactions. Formerly a school teacher and the owner of a car dealership, she explains that her success has been due to her focus on helping people achieve their goals and talent for collaborating with her peers on behalf of her clients.

“Renee has continually led the local and national market with her sales,” notes Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential’s Corona Del Mar office. “She has excelled as a result of her energetic personality and positive outlook, combined with her ability to leverage her extensive community knowledge for the benefit of her buyers and sellers.”

Renee West can be reached at (714) 914-9060, via email at Renee@prucdm.com, or on the web at www.ReneeWest.com.

New Price Announced for Shady Canyon Estate

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81 Canyon Creek, Irvine

Mehdi Khosh of Prudential California Realty has listed a gorgeous estate with a prime location in Shady Canyon. The price has recently dropped to $5,500,000.  Unobstructed panoramic views of the mountains and city lights are available from every room in this home, which offers a saltwater pool and spa.

The approximately 8,200 square foot interior features five bedrooms and luxurious details, including hardwood and marble flooring, a Vantage lighting system and a tower loft on the third level.  Completed in 2009, the home includes a media room with wet bar, gym and main floor bedroom suite.

With a butler’s kitchen and a formal dining room, the home is an entertainer’s dream.  There is an additional kitchen adjacent to the family room, which offers top of the line appliances, granite counters and intricate custom cabinetry.

The master suite has a fireplace, jetted tub and a terrace with commanding area views.

Set on an oversized lot with approximately 25,000 square feet of space, the home includes a travertine courtyard, built-in BBQ and spectacular gardens with grape vines and fruit trees.

Shady Canyon is a guard gated community with a golf course, fitness center, clubhouse and a pool and spa.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact Mehdi Khosh at 714-609-2361, via e-mail at Mehdi@MehdiKhosh.com, or on the web at www.MehdiKhosh.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Prudential Adds Chief Accounting Officer to Leadership Team

David M. Cabot, CEO, announced today that Faith Nilsen is now the chief accounting officer for Prudential California Realty, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway. “Faith has a proven ability to develop effective financial plans and streamline operations,” said Cabot. “We believe that she will be able to free up additional resources for us that can be used to expand the range and depth of services we provide for our clients.”

A graduate of the Executive Education program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Nilsen brings many years of experience in global financial operations and management, accounting, corporate governance, and performing due diligence on mergers and acquisitions. She relocated to San Diego in 1995 after earning her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Nilsen also graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College.

“There is no doubt that Faith is well-educated and highly intelligent,” said Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential. “Her understanding of how to manage cash flow and contract negotiations will ultimately benefit our clients, and her experience with mergers and acquisitions will be of critical importance as we transition to the name of our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices®.”

The Berkshire Hathaway brand brings a proven combination of operational excellence, integrity and the Berkshire Hathaway reputation—among the world’s most admired companies, according to a ranking by Forbes magazine in 2012. This will create the best and most respected real estate brokerage offering in the marketplace.

Prudential has consistently invested its earnings into providing agents with a vast array of resources and tools. “Our goal is simply to provide our agents with the best of everything they need to serve their clients,” added Cabot, “and we are confident that Faith’s combination of skills and experience will have an immediate and positive impact on our business.”

Iacino commented that, “Hiring Faith is an indication of our commitment to our company and our clients. She will help us ensure that our agents can continue to pass on to our clients the benefits of our exclusive marketing relationships, industry-leading technology and highly trained administrative team.”

To contact the best qualified Realtor, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Paloma Fierro Recognized for Client Service

Paloma Fierro, of Prudential California Realty’s Los Feliz office, has been honored with Los Angeles Magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Agents” award. The award is a result of a survey by the magazine, in which consumers evaluated real estate professionals on their performance in customer service, communication, marketing, integrity, negotiation, market knowledge, overall satisfaction, and more.

After a rigorous screening process, only 1 percent of Realtors in the Los Angeles area were selected as winners of the prestigious award. “This is an important form of recognition for me,” says Fierro, “because I pride myself on my ability to ensure my clients have peace of mind throughout the transaction process.”

Fierro explained that her success with serving her clients has been a result of her focus on helping them achieve their current and future goals, along with her commitment to research every aspect of their transactions. Having ranked at the top seven percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide, it’s clear that buyers and sellers value her service-oriented approach to real estate.

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, Fierro is known for her attention to detail and high standards of personal integrity. A real estate professional for the past 11 years, she enjoys collaborating with her colleagues to negotiate an optimal result for her clients.

Fierro entered the real estate industry to combine her love for architecture with her passion for helping other people. “I’ve always been fascinated by the diversity of the neighborhoods and architecture in Los Angeles, and I’m proud to call the city my home,” said Fierro, a resident of the area for the past 16 years.

Paloma Fierro can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Los Feliz office, at 323-365-6505, via email at RealtorPaloma@gmail.com, or on the web at www.PalomaFierro.com.

Altmann and Littlemore Promoting FHA Benefits to HOA Boards

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Cassandra Altmann

Cassandra Altmann and Christy Littlemore of Prudential California Realty are helping more of San Diego’s buyers find a path to home ownership, by promoting the benefits of allowing FHA financing to Home Owners Associations (HOA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development currently requires that FHA financing be approved for entire condominium projects, instead of on a unit-by-unit basis, as it was in previous years.

Guided by a sense of responsibility to their clients, as well as a commitment to make a positive impact on the real estate profession, Altmann and Littlemore are visiting HOA boards throughout San Diego County. “The approval process for FHA financing isn’t as complex as people think,” says Altmann, “and allowing it provides many people with an opportunity to own a home that wouldn’t otherwise be available.”

Littlemore added that having FHA buyers in a community creates a strong base of home ownership, since it is only available for primary residences. “The social and economic benefits of home ownership have been widely accepted,” explains Littlemore. “However the traditional down payment of 20 percent is an obstacle for many people who are very successful and responsible, and have the credit scores to prove it.”

Christy Littlemore

Altmann noted that a new generation of buyers are entering the market, and allowing FHA financing will add to the value of homes within each community. “It may seem obvious, but increasing the number of potential buyers will bring more value to sellers and help to rehabilitate this ailing sector of the housing market,” comments Altmann.

Realtor Cassandra Altmann is a San Diego native with a background in executive property management. Christy Littlemore is a residential specialist and former teacher who works with the Maxine and Marti Gellens team.

For more information, please contact Cassandra Altmann or Christy Littlemore, at 858-449-6966, or 858-220-3003, respectively; via email at Caltmann@prusd.com, or Christy@Gellens.com.

Gregg and Debbie Neuman at the Forefront of California Real Estate

Prudential California Realty has once again recognized Gregg and Debbie Neuman for their sales achievements. Perennial market leaders, Gregg and Debbie Neuman ranked in the top three for the number of transactions conducted through the third quarter of 2012, out of every Prudential agent in California.

Leveraging their 31 years of experience in San Diego real estate, Gregg and Debbie Neuman provide their sellers with short market times and high sale prices. For buyers, they draw from their extensive market knowledge to match them with the perfect neighborhood and property to fit their needs.

As a result of their commitment to serve their clients with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, Gregg and Debbie Neuman have been the #1 ranked team in San Diego for 19 out of the last 20 years. They credit their success to the aggressiveness they display when promoting their sellers’ homes, combined with their talent for negotiating and proficiency with advanced technology.

Gregg and Debbie Neuman are based in Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office. They are assisted by a team of seven elite buyer specialists and three staff members dedicated to client care.

“This achievement is especially impressive, considering there are over 3,200 Prudential agents in Southern California,” said Nelson White, manager of Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office. “Gregg and Debbie are an inspiration to all of us, because they are always busy helping their clients but they never miss a chance to serve their community.”

Gregg and Debbie Neuman may be reached at 1-800-221-2210, via email at Gregg@SellSanDiego.com, or on the web at www.SellSanDiego.com.

Alan Shafran Group is #1 in California

number one agent californiaThe Alan Shafran Group of Prudential California Realty is ranked #1 for the number of transactions conducted through the first three quarters of 2012, out of the company’s 3,200 agents in California. The team is based in Prudential’s La Costa office and led by 24-year industry veteran Alan Shafran.

Ron Sanford, manager of Prudential La Costa, noted that, “Alan brings an incomparable work ethic and a diverse knowledge of real estate to every transaction. The value of his service-oriented approach is indicated by the fact that his team has ranked #1 in Coastal North County for the better part of the last decade.”

Shafran explained that his success has been a result of his focus on client goals and commitment to continuously advance his knowledge of real estate. His vast expertise encompasses multiple aspects of the industry, from short sales, foreclosures and starter homes, to vacation properties, investments and coastal estates.

With a complex understanding of the financial world, Shafran is known for his ability to help his clients evaluate the implications of their decisions when considering a mortgage or investment property. It is his vast expertise pertaining to real estate-related technologies, however, that has earned him invitations to speak at national seminars about the topic.

“Technology has had a profound impact on the way that I do business,” explained Shafran. “In addition to keeping me connected with my clients, using advanced technology helps me quickly research property information for my buyers and maximize the exposure my sellers’ homes receive.”

The Alan Shafran Group consists of real estate professionals who provide round-the-clock assistance to their many clients. Alan Shafran can be contacted at (760) 929-9212. The team’s website address is www.AlanShafran.com.

Chris Morrison and Brent Ringoot Form HomeBaseVA Team

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Chris Morrison and Brent Ringoot of Prudential California Realty have united to create HomeBaseVA, a real estate team dedicated to helping veterans and active members of the armed forces. “With the formation of HomeBaseVA, we can now provide our clients with a single point of contact for all of their home buying or home selling needs,” said Morrison, a broker associate.

The concept is highly personal in nature for Ringoot, a disabled veteran who served a four year tour in the US Navy. He explained that, “It was important for us to create a service-oriented program for our clients. Our exclusive industry relationships allow us to deliver a seamless process from the start of the transaction to the close of escrow, as well as real estate relocation services to and from anywhere in the country.”

Brent Ringoot

Managing Director of HomeBaseVA Chris Morrison agreed, adding that their success has been due to the team’s attention to detail and focus on preparation. “Our services are designed to improve our clients’ financial position. We want to facilitate a positive experience for our clients and ensure that they can achieve their goals in the most efficient manner possible,” commented Morrison.

A residential specialist with Prudential’s Del Mar office, Ringoot is known for his vast understanding of the local market and the tenacity he displays when negotiating on behalf of his clients. He is a member of the Encinitas Toastmasters and actively involved with numerous community and charity organizations.

Chris Morrison, Brent Ringoot and the HomeBaseVA team may be contacted at 1-800- 689-4282, or on the web at www.HomeBaseVA.com.

Real Estate Veteran Kevin Rothwell Returns to Prudential

Monte Hartman, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Santa Monica office, announced today that Kevin Rothwell has rejoined the company. “Kevin has a track record of providing his clients with a favorable outcome for their transactions,” says Hartman. “His understanding of real estate is only surpassed by his dedication to the priorities of his buyers and sellers.”

A licensed agent for the past 30 years, Rothwell has helped his clients successfully navigate a number of cycles within the local and national markets. Widely respected for his focus on providing his clients with valuable guidance about every aspect of their transactions, he continuously works to advance his knowledge of real estate and constantly evaluates the condition of the local housing market.

Having been raised in a family that has always been involved in real estate, Rothwell developed an impeccable sense of market timing and a vast understanding of negotiating techniques, as well as a talent for implementing comprehensive marketing campaigns. “I’ve been fortunate to have real-world training from my family about how to provide attentive and thorough representation,” says Rothwell.

By listening carefully to the needs of his clients, and by offering prompt communications throughout the transaction process, Rothwell has built a solid reputation in the real estate community. A Santa Monica resident for the past 12 years, he enjoys collaborating with his vast network of alliances and industry connections to find excellent values for his buyers and deliver high sale prices for his sellers.

Rothwell is excited to be back with Prudential after a number of years with a different brokerage. He added that, “By affiliating myself with Prudential, I have access to a variety of marketing programs, advanced technology, in-house real estate attorneys and a highly trained administrative team.”

Rothwell worked part-time as a flight instructor at the Santa Monica airport for 14 years. He enjoys reading, swimming and jogging when he isn’t flying or serving his clients.

Kevin Rothwell may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Santa Monica office, at 310-980-1893, or via email at krothwell@prula.com.

Carlos Gutierrez Bikes 600 Miles for Challenged Athletes

Carlos Gutierrez, of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, recently participated in the Million Dollar Challenge, a 600-plus mile bike ride in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). “Carlos does a lot more than talk about giving back, he takes action by donating his time, effort and resources,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of the office.

To take part in the weeklong event, which runs from San Francisco to San Diego, each participant must raise $10,000 for the CAF. This was the seventh consecutive year that Gutierrez accepted the challenge, sometimes riding up to 119 miles a day over demanding California coastal terrain.

“It is so humbling to ride with these athletes,” said Gutierrez, who participated with a paralyzed rider that used a hand cycle. “They are a true example of how to push beyond your limits.”

Gutierrez was asked by Hall of Famer Bill Walton to join Team Lori and Bill Walton, the top fundraiser for the event with a total of $146,000. The Waltons sponsored the $10,000 entry fee for Gutierrez. Also riding with the team on a custom made bike was Lance Weir, a Marine Corps Reservist who was paralyzed from the chest down at the age of 21. As a part of Operation Rebound, Weir participates in events like the Million Dollar Challenge.

“Lance is such an inspiration to all of us,” said Gutierrez. “The beauty of this ride is that everyone works together to be the best we can be.”

This year’s challenge raised over $1.45 million for the CAF, which is dedicated to help people with physical disabilities pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Gutierrez also recently participated in the CAF Triathlon Challenge, an event that raised over $1.4 million for the charity. He assisted a CAF athlete during a one-mile swim in La Jolla Cove.

“This foundation is so dear to my heart,” added Gutierrez. “It isn’t about how far I can swim or bike, but how many people I can help stay active.”

For information about San Diego real estate, visit www.MontezumaProperties.com. Carlos Gutierrez may be reached at 858-551-3380, or via email at CarlosG@prusd.com.

Graceful Custom Dana Point Home with Partial Ocean Views

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195 Monarch Bay, Dana Point

Pat Nunnikhoven of Prudential California Realty has listed an elegant contemporary-style home in Monarch Bay, offered at $1,549,000.  The home offers three bedrooms and stone flooring, as well as access to an oceanfront beach club managed by St. Regis Hotels and Resorts.

A double door entranceway opens to the home’s sunny interior, which includes approximately 3,780 square feet of space.  There is a spacious formal living and dining room combination, and the family room is adjacent to a large sunroom.

With a grand open floor plan, this home creates an expansive, relaxing atmosphere.  Many of the rooms have French doors or walls of sliding glass doors, which provide access to an outdoor living space that is reminiscent of a tropical resort.

Resting on a large flat lot, this property features a spa, numerous patios and a Greco-Roman pool with ample room for swimming.  A fireplace and cooking bar are located underneath an oversized pergola, creating a perfect venue for alfresco entertaining.

Secluded and comfortable, the master suite offers a built-in cabinetry, spa, private patio and gardens off bath.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Pat Nunnikhoven at 949-661-5454, or via e-mail at nunnikhovens@aol.com.

Shervin Rafii Aligns his Talent with Prudential Newport

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, is pleased to welcome Shervin Rafii to his team. “Shervin’s educational background and professional work experience have prepared him for a successful career in real estate,” notes MacDonald. “He has great interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of customer service.”

Prior to his entry into real estate Rafii earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton. By leveraging the knowledge he acquired when completing his degree, he successfully co-founded and managed a company that specialized in resales and manufacturing.

From the time he spent as a business owner, Rafii developed exceptional interpersonal skills and a complex understanding of negotiating and marketing. Previously an office manager for a mortgage company, he decided to concentrate on residential sales in order to combine his love for the real estate industry with his affinity for working with people.

“I am enthusiastic about the chance to help my buyers find their piece of the American dream, or help my sellers get the maximum possible return on their investment,” says Rafii, who moved to Costa Mesa 23 years ago from Tehran, Iran.

Rafii enjoys playing soccer and practicing kickboxing in his spare time. He chose Prudential for the company’s outstanding brand recognition, advanced technology and comprehensive training curriculum. “To be the best, you’ve got to work with the best,” explains Rafii.

Shervin Rafii can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 714-420-7000, or via email at Shervin.Rafii@Yahoo.com.

Prudential Welcomes Bonnie Doyal

Bonnie DoyalMartha Beckman, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Santa Maria office, is pleased to announce that Bonnie Doyal has joined her team. “Bonnie is a likable agent with great business sense,” says Beckman. “Her attention to detail and focus on listening carefully to the needs of her clients will make her a success in real estate.”

Though she only recently entered the residential sales arena in an official capacity, Doyal has been an active real estate investor for many years. From buying and selling a number of personal residences, as well as investing in condominiums, homes and land, she developed excellent negotiating skills and a talent for evaluating local market conditions.

A resident of Santa Maria for the past 33 years, Doyal also credits her time as an investor for giving her an ability to accurately gauge a home’s physical condition and potential for remodeling. “Real estate is a solid investment, not only because of its potential to generate long-term wealth, but also because home ownership contributes to the stability of our communities,” says Doyal. “I’m excited about the chance to help my clients with something as significant as the purchase or sale of a home.”

Prior to real estate Doyal leveraged her associate’s degree in business to work as an administrative assistant in the local school district and as a legal secretary. Over the years she gained a firm grasp of the latest communication and research technologies, along with a familiarity with reviewing contracts—skills that will be essential to the success of her buyers and sellers.

“Utilizing the latest technology allows me to stay in constant contact with my clients and efficiently provide them with information that is relevant to their transactions,” adds Doyal, who joined Prudential to form a real estate team with her husband, Clete Doyal.

In her spare time Doyal enjoys gardening, hiking and camping. She says that her decision to partner with Prudential was motivated by the company’s advanced training curriculum and the exceptional mentoring opportunities available to agents in the Santa Maria office.

Bonnie Doyal can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Santa Maria office, at 805-714-4233, or via email at BonnieDoyal@prucc.com. Visit her on the web at www.CleteDoyal.com.

Clete Doyal Now a Sales Associate for Prudential

Bonnie DoyalPrudential California Realty announced today that Clete Doyal has joined the company’s team in the Santa Maria office. “The sense of compassion that Clete displays on behalf of other people makes him an excellent fit for the culture in our office,” notes Martha Beckman, manager of Prudential Santa Maria. “He has built a solid reputation as a result of his community involvement, sense of humor and well-grounded personality.”

Doyal is joining Prudential to work with his wife, Bonnie Doyal. Prior to real estate he worked as the senior pastor of a non-denominational church in Santa Maria for 33 years. Now that he is transitioning into residential sales, Doyal is eager about the chance to leverage his listening, research and analytical skills for the benefit of his buyers and sellers.

“The goal of owning a home is something that defines us as Americans,” says Doyal, who has a master’s degree in Church Leadership. “I am enthusiastic about helping my clients realize their dreams, and excited about the prospect of forming new relationships in our community.”

Doyal is confident that his focus on ethical business practices and belief in the value of education will make him a success. He added that, “As an agent my role is to provide my clients with the resources and support they need to make confident, informed decisions. I am committed to constantly evaluate the condition of our local housing market and research the latest developments in real estate.”

Doyal gained first-hand knowledge of real estate from investing in numerous properties over the years. He credits the experience for giving him an idea about what type of services a client should expect to receive from a Realtor, as well as an understanding of how to provide his buyers and sellers with seamless transactions and successful closings.

Having lived in Santa Maria for 33 years, Doyal knows the region’s neighborhoods and school districts very well. He joined Prudential to pass on to his clients the benefits of the company’s outstanding brand recognition and exclusive marketing opportunities.

Clete Doyal can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Santa Maria office, at 805-925-5901, or via email at CleteDoyal@prucc.com. Visit him on the web at www.CleteDoyal.com.

Phil Immel Featured at Prudential’s Luxury Division Meeting

Phil Immel, center, with Ron Peltier and Earl Lee

In honor of his status as the “Real Estate Guru,” Prudential California Realty asked Phil Immel to introduce a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Luxury Properties Division, which was recently held at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

Immel is pictured with two of the real estate industry’s leading executives, Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the firm’s parent company, HomeServices of America, and Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and president of Prudential Real Estate.

Noted experts in ultra-high-end properties from Santa Barbara to San Diego attended the event. “It was an honor to be mentioned alongside such well-known and respected names as Ron Peltier and Earl Lee,” says Immel, who is one of only 16 of the division’s Luxury Properties Directors.

Immel has been a licensed broker since the age of 19. With a degree in real estate from San Diego State University’s Business School, he has excelled as a result of his focus on helping his clients make educated decisions.

“The annual meeting of our Luxury Properties Division provides a substantial benefit to all of our clients, not only because of the networking opportunities, which are unprecedented, but also because it allows us to exchange useful information about our local markets and valuable new techniques for refining our services,” adds Immel, who maintains an online library of real estate information, at www.RealEstateGuru.com.

Phil Immel may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Monarch Beach office, at 949-249-2020, via email at Phil@RealEstateGuru.com, or on the web at www.RealEstateGuru.com.

 

 

Luxury Properties Division of Prudential California Realty Celebrates Sixth Year

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Meeting of 180 top luxury agents signals a win for luxury buyers and sellers.

An elite group of specialists from Prudential California Realty’s Luxury Properties Division recently came together for a two day conference at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Noted experts in ultra-high-end properties from Santa Barbara to San Diego attended the event.

David M. Cabot, CEO, and Leeann Iacino, COO, opened the event with a company overview and thanks to the directors of the Luxury Properties Division for their work ethic and leadership. Since the division’s launch in 2008, its Luxury Properties Specialists have successfully assisted their clients with more than 3,100 luxury transactions, representing over $13.2 billion in sales volume.

“This event gives our top luxury specialists a unique opportunity to network with their peers in other markets,” said Cabot. “This is a tremendous advantage to their clients.” Iacino added that, “We are dedicated to expanding and enhancing this division as a means of helping our agents give their high-end clients the most effective representation possible.”

Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the firm’s parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc. (HSA), was a featured speaker at the event. An affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, HSA is the second largest full-service independent residential brokerage in the nation. HSA is also the nation’s largest brokerage-owned company that provides transaction settlement services such as mortgage, title, escrow and insurance.

Other featured speakers included Earl Lee, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and president of Prudential Real Estate, and Barry Eisen, founder and president of Developmental Excelerations. Eisen is a nationally known trainer, business coach and hypnotist who has leveraged his understanding of behavior modification to help millions of people, including law students, professional athletes and corporate leaders.

About the Luxury Properties Division

Created by a core group of highly experienced Prudential California Realty luxury agents from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the division leverages the company’s worldwide luxury connections and alliances, highly collaborative agent network, proprietary contact lists and powerful marketing resources to bring exceptional listings to the attention of an elite global audience. Since its inception in 2008, the division has handled over 3,100 luxury transactions with a sales volume in excess of $13.2 billion. The company’s luxury listings are showcased at www.luxsocal.com.

Evelyn Lauchenauer an Asset for Prudential

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Evelyn Lauchenauer to the company’s Santa Monica office on Montana Avenue. “Evelyn’s extensive background in working for real estate-related companies and complex knowledge of our local market makes her a valuable asset to both our company and her clients,” said Monte Harman, manager of the office.

A lifelong resident of Santa Monica, Lauchenauer earned an associate’s degree from Santa Monica College and a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from California State University Northridge. She is fluent in German and has seen much of the world.

Lauchenauer worked for American Express in Frankfurt, Germany, and has lived in South Africa and Switzerland. An Accredited Buyer’s Representative, she is known locally as the “Swiss Miss Realtor” and has a worldwide network of friends and associates.

“Owning the right home can be the most fulfilling experience in a person’s life,” says Lauchenauer, “and I wanted the opportunity to be a part of such a significant decision, to either help my buyers find their dream home or my sellers get a premium price for the sale of their home. I have accomplished both and it feels wonderful to help my clients achieve their goals.”

Hard work is the foundation of Lauchenauer’s philosophy. She believes that through perseverance and determination any obstacle can be overcome. Lauchenauer continues to provide exceptional client services based on her commitment to ethical business practices.

Before becoming a Realtor, Lauchenauer worked for a number of high-profile organizations involved in real estate, including Karsten Realty Advisors, Pacific Income Advisors, and Castle & Cooke. After spending many years in accounting and human resources, she chose a career in residential sales to help people with their most important investment and make a positive impact on their lives.

An active volunteer, Lauchenauer tirelessly gives her time to neighborhood groups to improve the community’s quality of life and promote historic preservation efforts.

“I love sharing what I know about our neighborhoods and local businesses, especially when helping people who are new to our city acclimate to their surroundings,” adds Lauchenauer.

Evelyn Lauchenauer can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Santa Monica office, at 310-566-4790, or via email at swissmissrealtor@gmail.com. Visit her website at www.SwissMissRealtor.com.

Jenna Stewart Poised for a Bright Future in Real Estate

encino real estateKathy King, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Encino office, is pleased to welcome Jenna Stewart to her team. “To say that Jenna is an impressive young individual with a diverse array of skills and experience would be an understatement,” said King. “We’re happy to have her in our office and believe that she will be an asset to all of her clients.”

A successful real estate investor since 2002, Stewart has concentrated on the Pacific Palisades and San Fernando Valley areas. Having purchased, renovated and sold a number of homes, she has a complex knowledge of residential building practices, construction materials and property valuation.

“Real estate is an excellent fit for me,” says Stewart, “because I love architecture and being involved with the process of transforming a piece of coal into a diamond.”

Stewart believes that her ability to quickly assess a home’s physical condition and potential for remodeling will bring success for her buyers and sellers. “Being able to visualize what a property could be is one thing, but it’s quite another to adapt that vision into a practical means of achieving a goal,” adds Stewart.

An Encino resident, Stewart graduated from Bonita High School and spent four years traveling abroad. Together with her mother and sister, she is the owner and designer for Simply Succulent, a business that specializes in the creation of sustainable gifts and drought-tolerant residential landscape designs.

Stewart enjoys spending time with her 10 year old daughter and serving her community through her involvement with the PTA and Girl Scouts when she isn’t working. She is a former professional dancer and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school.

Jenna Stewart can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Encino office, at 310-890-9012, or via email at JennaS@prula.com.

Ron Sparks Now Regional Manager for Prudential San Diego

Prudential California Realty announced today that Ron Sparks has been named regional manager for San Diego. In his new role Sparks will assume management responsibilities for Prudential’s offices in Rancho Santa Fe, and continue serving as manager of the recruiting and education department in San Diego.

“Ron is a tremendous asset to our company,” said David M. Cabot, CEO. “He is not only capable of drawing from his diverse experience in real estate to form thought-provoking insights, but also proficient with transferring his ideas to paper or communicating them to large audiences.”

Previously the director of education and recruiting for a major brokerage in San Diego, Sparks has earned national recognition for his ability to develop engaging training materials, managerial skills and talent as a motivational speaker. A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry, his background includes time spent as a mortgage loan officer, manager and top producing agent.

Most recently Sparks held the position of managing vice president for a large residential brokerage in the state of Washington, with 32 regional offices. As the general sales manager and corporate media spokesperson, he developed a talent for helping his agents deliver successful closings and became one of the most frequently quoted real estate professionals in the Northwest, appearing in such media outlets as HGTV’s “Million Dollar Room,” KIRO-TV and radio, and the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential, stated that, “Ron is very likable and highly charismatic, so it was no surprise for me to learn that he was able to recruit over 100 agents a year during the time he was in San Diego. The depth and scale of his knowledge encompasses multiple aspects of real estate, and we are proud to have him on the team.”

“It’s an honor for me to be with an industry leader like Prudential,” notes Sparks, “and I look forward to many years of helping the company’s sales associates chart a path to success.”

Sparks lives in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego and plays the lead blues guitar in his spare time. He is an expectant grandfather and has three adult children.

To find out more about career opportunities, or for qualified real estate assistance, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Newport Coast Estate with Unrivaled Ocean Views

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6 Gallery Place, Newport Coast

Conrad Metz of Prudential California Realty has listed a palatial estate with commanding views of the Pacific Ocean and Pelican Hill Golf Course, for $10,888,000.  With elegant traditional architecture and ornate details including plaster moldings and 24 carat gold trim accents, the home evokes a forgotten world of sophistication and style.

Tucked away in the guard-gated community of Pelican Hill, the estate offers privacy, hand woven carpets and travertine floors.  The formal zones are balanced by casual spaces for everyday life, such as a 15-seat movie theatre and a conservatory with floor-to-ceiling glass.

An elevator provides convenient access to the approximately 10,785 square foot interior, which includes five bedrooms and a sunny open kitchen with distinctive custom cabinetry.  The family room flows naturally onto a large covered patio with views of the pool and spa, a fireplace and a colonnade.

Sited on a prime hilltop lot with approximately 22,100 square feet, the residence features award-winning English gardens and numerous covered loggias.  The front courtyard includes a fountain, and there is a subterranean garage with space for eight vehicles.

To schedule a private tour, contact Conrad Metz at 949-735-9014, via email at ConradMetz@gmail.com, or on the web at 6GalleryPlace.com

Private Estate for Sale in Beverly Hills

Prudential Malibu real estate agent Michael Gardner has listed a very private estate in Beverly Hills P.O. with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, for $8,195,000.  Constructed with incredible detail, this approximately 8,000 square foot home has everything a discerning buyer would want in a luxury home.

The interior features 100 year old oak floors imported from France, incredible canyon views, and an expansive lawn that can accommodate large gatherings. All the bedrooms are generously proportioned with 4 being located on the top floor and a maids on the first. There is a large bonus room that could be a 6th bedroom and has the flexibility to be a game room, sound studio,  or media room. There is a large pool with spa that receives afternoon sun and a covered arbor perfect for summer parties. The kitchen features an oversized double refrigerator, and large gourmet range, and a breakfast nook that takes in the view of the yard. The master bedroom features his and her closets, a marble clad bathroom reminiscent of a high end spa, and a private balcony overlooking the pool. The home sits on a gated street and the property is also gated.

Michael is a President’s Circle award winner who has consistently ranked in the upper tiers of Prudential’s 54,000 agents nationwide.  He can be reached at (310) 699 8428 ; or via e-mail at maliburealestate@mac.com.  You can learn more about Malibu Homes For Sale at his blog where he give’s “The Low Down On The High End”.

Financial Guru Mia Feil Joins her Husband at Prudential

After five years in private wealth management for one of the largest brokers in the nation, Mia Feil has taken an exciting leap by joining Prudential California Realty’s office in Pacific Palisades. Manager of the office John Closson is pleased to welcome Feil into the fold.

“With her financial background Mia is able to provide her clients with valuable guidance about some of their most important decisions,” says Closson. “Now that she is entering the sales arena and joining her husband, Chris Feil, they are certain to become one of our region’s most sought-after teams.”

Fluent in Croatian, Serbian, and Russian, Feil spent her childhood in civil war-stricken Yugoslavia until her family was forced to flee the country. After spending a number of years throughout Europe, ten year old Feil and her family packed up and moved to Los Angeles to begin their own American dream. She graduated from Palisades High School and went on to study at Loyola Marymount University.

“The legal team, marketing resources and management at Prudential have been a huge factor in the success that Chris has achieved. I am very happy to have such a strong brokerage behind our family business,” says Feil. “I love that I have the opportunity to work and help the community that welcomed me into my new life so many years ago. I’ve seen many changes here and in many ways I have grown with it. I’m ready to help others make positive changes, by helping my buyers achieve the goal of owning a home or helping a seller get the maximum return on their investment.”

In her time off, Feil practices yoga and hikes local trails. She also enjoys taking time out for her family, reading and cooking.

Mia Feil can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Pacific Palisades office at 310-230-3700, or via e-mail at mfeil@prula.com.

Tash Team on Track for an Exceptional Year

spanish speaking realtors la jollaPrudential California Realty announced today that the Tash Team, which is led by Betty Toroyan and Barry Tashakorian, has set an award-winning pace for 2012. The results from the first three quarters show that the Tash Team ranked number 19 for their sales production and number 30 for the number of transactions, out of 1,350 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

The Tash Team is based in Prudential’s La Jolla office. Over the years they have successfully assisted buyers and sellers with a variety of needs, from investment properties, short sales and foreclosures, to fine homes, coastal estates and luxury condominiums.

“The versatility and market knowledge of the Tash Team have allowed them to consistently rank in the upper echelons of our industry,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “Plus the fact that they are fluent in so many languages is a substantial benefit to their clients.”

The Tash Team offers comprehensive real estate assistance in French, Spanish, Armenian and English. With a majority of their business originating from referrals and repeat transactions, they are known for their focus on surpassing the expectations of their clients, talent for negotiating and high standards of personal integrity.

Marcellino added that, “In an area as unique as La Jolla, the importance of selecting a local expert can’t be underestimated. The numerous industry relationships that Barry and Betty have cultivated in our community have allowed them to deliver seamless closings for even the most complicated transactions.”

A 32-year resident of La Jolla, Tashakorian has a complex understanding of the region. To facilitate an optimal transaction experience for his clients, he leverages his extensive knowledge of La Jolla’s school districts, neighborhoods and service providers.

Having frequently ranked in the top two percent of Prudential’s 54,000 agents nationwide, the Tash Team has a reputation among their clients for their ability to negotiate exceptional results. They are ranked in the top 10 teams in Prudential’s La Jolla office for both their sales production and the number of transactions this year.

For a free market evaluation or a recommendation from a satisfied client, please contact the Tash Team at 619-954-9000, via email at info@TheTashTeam.com, or on the web at www.TheTashTeam.com.

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Dujowich and Ybarra Hosting Exclusive Showcase for One of South County’s Finest Estates

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Sam Dujowich and Cesar Ybarra of Prudential California Realty are hosting a Gala Open House event at 368 Surrey Drive in Bonita, a custom estate with approximately 9,000 square feet and panoramic views of the skyline. The invitation-only event, which includes a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a runway show by Melero Boutique and a car exposition from Symbolic Motor Car company, will take place on February 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

When asked to explain how he and Ybarra came up with such a unique idea to promote their seller’s home, Dujowich commented that, “The successful marketing of upper-tier properties sometimes requires a creative approach. Cesar and I are confident that this event will bring many of San Diego’s leaders together and generate a lot of attention for this special property.”

Set on the highest point in Bonita, the home offers 360 degree views of the city lights and surrounding mountainsides. An elevator provides convenient access to the interior spaces, which include seven bedrooms, a movie theater, a billiards room with a built-in wet bar, and a wine cellar with a tasting room. The outdoor living areas feature a large swimming pool and spa, a fireplace, numerous patios and a covered bar with a built-in BBQ.

Guests of the event will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the property and view some of the world’s finest automobiles from makers such as Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley. Representatives from luxury-oriented companies including Montblanc, De Leeuw, Monte Xanic, and Shedeh will also be on hand to display their products and answer questions.

“I would like to thank our sponsors and vendors for their time and effort, and for embracing our ‘no sales just exhibition’ event philosophy,” said Ybarra. “Sam and I think this no pressure atmosphere will allow people to relax, form new connections and appreciate the luxurious details and advanced technology that are found throughout this recently constructed home.”

An 11-year industry veteran, Dujowich added that, “It might seem odd to call an estate a great value, but when you consider that this home is on approximately an acre of land, that it has a gourmet kitchen with granite and two refrigerators, high-end fixtures and materials everywhere, and a four car garage, it really seems fitting to call it an exceptional opportunity.”

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Sam Dujowich or Cesar Ybarra, at 619-862-0293 or 619-946-1900, respectively; they may be emailed at Sam@Dujowich.com, or CesarYbarra@cox.net.

Kelly Gleeson Poised for Bright Future in Real Estate

Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, is pleased to welcome Kelly Gleeson to her team of sales associates. “Kelly has great interpersonal skills and a vast understanding of our local market,” says Marcellino. “Her business sense and passion for learning will make her one of La Jolla’s most highly sought-after agents.”

Gleeson began working in real estate while she was completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, though she has been around the industry for most of her life. A graduate of the University of San Diego, she has an inherent understanding of property valuation, negotiating tactics and marketing strategy.

“I can’t imagine that there is a better feeling than helping someone fulfill their dream of purchasing a home,” said Gleeson. “Real estate is an excellent investment and I am enthusiastic about the chance to provide my clients with the information and guidance they need to achieve their goals.”

Having spent time working in the hospitality industry, Gleeson excelled as a result of her attention to detail, talent for listening carefully to people and focus on communicating in an open and honest manner. Now that she is in real estate sales and marketing, she is confident that her unique array of skills and qualifications will facilitate a successful transition.

Currently a resident of Bankers Hill, Gleeson has lived in many of San Diego’s diverse neighborhoods, including Point Loma, Carmel Valley, La Jolla and Encinitas, where she lived for a decade. She credits her experiences with living all over San Diego County for granting her an intimate knowledge of the region’s major thoroughfares, centers of industry, school districts and entertainment options.

Kelly Gleeson can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-245-8609, or via email at kellyjgleeson@gmail.com.

Karla Stuart Answers the Call for Aid from Hurricane Sandy Victims

Karla Stuart of Prudential California Realty is no stranger to community service. As a volunteer for the National Disaster Response Team of the American Red Cross, Stuart was recently asked to deploy to New York to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Stuart, who will be visiting the storm ravaged areas of New York for the next three weeks, previously served in Galveston, Texas, during Hurricane Ike in 2008. She has volunteered her time to serve the Red Cross for the past five years.

“Being able to give is a true responsibility,” Stuart explains. “Since I am lucky enough to be in a position where I can help, I feel it is just the right thing to do.”

Stuart is a residential specialist based in Prudential’s La Jolla office. A graduate of the University of California San Diego, she attributes the success she has achieved in real estate to her market knowledge and client-centered business philosophy.

Having lived in San Diego for the past 20 years, Stuart has a thorough understanding of the region’s neighborhoods, school districts and options for entertainment. Together with her husband and business partner Mark Stuart, she offers professional guidance and valuable insights about multiple aspects of real estate, from starter homes and luxury condominiums to residential income properties and coastal estates.

“The opportunity to work in partnership with my spouse and help our clients achieve their goals makes me happy that I chose a career in real estate,” adds Stuart, who also volunteers for Prudential’s Charitable Foundation.

Karla Stuart can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-981-3574, via email at karlas@prusd.com, or on the web at www.FreeSanDiegoSearch.com.

Marc and Craig Lotzof Set an Award-Winning Pace for 2012

Craig LotzofThe results from the first three quarters indicate that Prudential California Realty agents Marc and Craig Lotzof are on track for another great year. For real estate teams in the company’s La Jolla office, Marc and Craig Lotzof are ranked in the top five for the number of transactions conducted in 2012, and number seven for their sales production.

“The wealth of knowledge and experience that Marc and Craig bring to the table has placed them at the forefront of our industry for many years now,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “Their reputation for providing outstanding client service is very well deserved.”

Marc and Craig Lotzof were born in South Africa and raised in Houston, Texas. With a mother who is a prominent Realtor, they have an inherent knowledge of negotiating techniques and property valuation, as well as a complex understanding of marketing strategy and building materials.

Having previously earned Prudential’s coveted Legend Award, Marc and Craig have consistently ranked at the top 1% of the company’s 54,000 agents nationwide. They credit their success to their focus on continuously advancing their knowledge and skills.

With over 44 years of combined experience in real estate, Marc and Craig have a reputation for providing their clients with useful information about every aspect of their transaction. They completed an extensive series of real estate-related coursework to earn the following designations:  Graduate, Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and Senior Real Estate Specialist.

Marc and Craig Lotzof can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-994-7653, via email at Marc@lotzofrealestate.com, or on the web at www.TheLotzofGroup.com.

Marina Tsvyk Joins Prudential

Prudential California Realty is pleased to announce that Marina Tsvyk has joined the company’s Downtown San Diego office. “Marina is an educated professional with a thorough knowledge of marketing,” said Nelson White, manager. “Her passion for the real estate industry and commitment to facilitate the goals of her clients makes her a valuable asset to the team.”

Tsvyk was born in Ukraine and moved to the US in 2001. Having worked in business development and finance before she decided to become a Realtor, she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to leverage her experience for the benefit of her clients.

“My understanding of the financial world will allow me to provide my clients with valuable advice about how to select the best possible loan for their individual circumstances and long-term goals,” explains Tsvyk, who is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

Tsvyk credits the time she spent in business development and finance for allowing her to develop a complex knowledge of sales and marketing. Drawing from this knowledge, she negotiates exceptional results for her buyers and creates innovative marketing campaigns for her sellers.

Motivated by a sense of responsibility to her clients, Tsvyk chose to partner with Prudential. She commented that, “The many systems and resources that Prudential provides for its agents will ensure that my clients receive a superior level of support and service.”

Tsvyk holds a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends when she isn’t working.

Maria Tsvyk can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 916-308-6377, or via email at marinatsvyk@prusd.com.

Greg Noonan at the Forefront of San Diego Real Estate

Greg Noonan, of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, is ranked #1 in La Jolla and the Coastal South region for his sales production through the first three quarters of 2012. He is also ranked #3 in San Diego County, out of 1,300 Prudential agents. Noonan is a residential luxury specialist with over 34 years of experience in San Diego’s real estate market.

“I would like to thank my assistants and associates for their work ethic and dedication,” explained Greg. “Their commitment to provide our clients with the highest standard of support and service has been critical to our ongoing success.”

Leveraging the diverse backgrounds and talents in his office, Greg is known for achieving success in even the most complicated and challenging real estate transactions. Greg’s associates include his son Ryley Noonan, sales associate, sales associates Micaela Jeffery, Mina Kazerouni, Michelle Kearney, and Christine Greer, Executive Assistant Julie Labbe and Escrow Coordinator Carole Clancy, and Greg’s wife Marilyn Noonan, director of marketing.

Greg has consistently been recognized as one of the top 100 Realtors in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, and is on track to once again finish the year as the #1 ranked agent for listing sales by volume in the Coastal South region of San Diego.

“Greg is a highly effective leader with a complex understanding of our local market here in La Jolla. He has an incredible sense of timing, and his focus on ethical business practices has given him a great reputation,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla.

“I’m very proud of the accolades and awards that I have been able to achieve over the course of my career, simply because I believe they are a great indication of the results that I’ve been able to provide for my clients,” adds Greg. “My goal is to ensure that all of my clients benefit from my experience.”

Greg Noonan among the Top Names in California Real Estate

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates announced today that Greg Noonan finished in second place, out of every Prudential agent in California, for his sales production in the first three quarters of 2012. Noonan, who is based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, has assisted buyers and sellers of luxury real estate for over 34 years.

“Over the years Greg’s name has become synonymous with professional, knowledge-backed representation,” notes Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “His achievements in the sales arena are a great indicator of the determination he applies to the goals of his clients.”

Greg credits his success to his focus on helping his clients make sound decisions and commitment to the highest level of integrity. “My role is to help my clients evaluate the information that is available to them, so they can choose the best option for their individual circumstances. This is when the value of my experience with analyzing historical trends and current market conditions comes into play,” comments Greg.

Having ranked at the top of the La Jolla real estate market for the majority of his career, Greg is known for his credibility and willingness to collaborate with his colleagues on behalf of his clients. “What’s important to me is that I can provide my buyers and sellers with a favorable outcome for their transaction,” adds Greg, who has consistently been named one of the top 100 Realtors in the US by The Wall Street Journal.

Greg works with his wife, Marilyn, who directs his marketing efforts, and his son, Ryley Noonan, sales associate, as well as sales associates Micaela Jeffery, Mina Kazerouni, Michelle Kearney, and Christine Greer, Executive Assistant Julie Labbe and Escrow Coordinator Carole Clancy.

Kelly Steele a Talented New Addition to Prudential

prudential real estate agentDelorine Jackson, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, is pleased to announce that Kelly Steele has joined the company to work with her team. “Kelly brings an extensive amount of experience in related fields to her new career,” says Jackson. “This will not only facilitate her success into the future but also ensure her clients receive a superior standard of representation.”

As a licensed building and remodeling contractor, Steele specialized in residential kitchens and baths. With a background that includes time spent as a professional interior designer, she offers useful guidance for buyers and sellers who are seeking to improve their home’s physical condition or aesthetic appeal.

“I have really enjoyed helping my clients fulfill their needs and dreams,” explains Steele, an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Steele’s work experience is backed by a solid education. She earned her Interior Design degree from the Design Institute of San Diego. Steele achieved a bachelor of science degree from the University of California Riverside, where she studied Business Administration and Marketing.

Born and raised in San Diego, Steele believes that her sense of responsibility for her clients and local area knowledge will allow her to successfully transition into residential sales. “It is such an honor and privilege to be trusted with the task of helping families enjoy a better quality of life,” adds Steele.

Steele joined Prudential to leverage the company’s prestigious name and brand recognition for the benefit of her clients. She also noted that Prudential’s comprehensive training and mentoring program were a motivating factor in her decision to partner with the brokerage.

Kelly Steele can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, at 858-395-1970, or via email at ksteele@prusd.com.

Coto De Caza Estate with Spectacular Golf Course Views

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16 Reflection, Coto de Caza

Mariann Cordova of Prudential California Realty has listed a Tuscan-inspired estate with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, for $2,895,000.  Meticulously constructed, this approximately 6,646 square foot home is replete with every conceivable amenity available today.

The interior features a bonus room and game room, dual staircases, four fireplaces accented by hardwoods and granite, and window treatments including automatic blinds and custom silk draperies.  The exterior spaces are highlighted by a sunny courtyard with a fireplace and water feature, a covered bar and kitchen for alfresco entertaining, a resort-style pool and spa, and numerous patios.

Perfectly suited to accommodate a large gathering of friends, the home includes a grand foyer with marble floors and a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings.  There is a formal dining room, and the kitchen is certain to impress the professional chef or amateur gourmet.  Tastefully attired in granite, the kitchen features a center island and stainless steel appliances, including a six burner cooktop, two dishwashers and a double oven.

The library is intimate and comfortable, with its coffered ceiling and hardwood paneling.  The bonus room also has a coffered ceiling, as well as a built-in entertainment center, French doors and a wet bar.

In addition to the private balcony overlooking the pool and golf course, the master suite has a sitting area, built-in big screen TV, a double entry walk-in closet and a spa tub.

Mariann Cordova is a Chairman’s Circle award winner who has consistently ranked in the upper echelons of Prudential’s 54,000 agents nationwide.  She may be reached at (949) 858.0405; or via e-mail at mc@southorangecountyliving.com.  Visit her website at www.SouthOrangeCountyLiving.com.

Kate Adams Lists Three Architectural Masterpieces

Kate Adams of Prudential California Realty has listed three masterpieces by Ken Ronchetti, a world-renowned designer based in Solana Beach, that have never been on the market. Each of the listings showcase breathtaking ocean views through walls of glass, reflecting Ronchetti’s belief that architecture should connect with nature.

“These homes are works of art in themselves,” said Adams, a director of Prudential’s Luxury Properties division. She is the first agent in San Diego to have the opportunity to represent three homes designed by Ronchetti.

Adams’ listing on La Jolla Shores Lane is a showpiece of contemporary style that emphasizes circular lines, curves and waves. A collaborative effort between Ronchetti and Arthur Porras, the home is set on a unique oceanfront lot with over two acres. Commanding views of the canyon and coastline can be enjoyed from many of the rooms, and there is a secluded interior courtyard with a dramatic pool, spa and waterfall.

At her Prestwick listing, Adams is inviting buyers to entertain the possibility of living in a private paradise with sweeping ocean and hillside views. “This home is amazing, because the expansive, open feel of the great room is a perfect complement to the intimacy of the central patio,” notes Adams.

Adams’ listing at Whale Watch Way has been called the intersection of quality and location. The home is a collaboration of Ronchetti, Arthur Porras and a talented owner who created a contemporary sculpture that frames magnificent views. All of the living spaces were crafted with an eye on luxury and detail, from the five bedroom suites and two outdoor pools, to the spa, bocce court and theater room.

Over the course of her 30 years in real estate, Adams has consistently been awarded for her sales and service. She holds the Fine Homes Specialist designation, the Historical and Architectural Accreditation, and Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.

For qualified real estate assistance, please contact Kate Adams at 858-775-0007, or by e-mail at KateAdams@ThanksKate.com.

Cindy Greenwald Rejoins Prudential

Prudential California Realty announced today that Cindy Greenwald has returned to the company’s team of sales associates. A Coronado resident since 1991, Greenwald has focused on the marketing and sale of residential real estate for the past seven years.

Formerly a professional interior designer, Greenwald was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. A graduate of Florida Southern College, she credits the success she has achieved in her real estate career to her commitment to serve her clients with the highest standard of ethics combined with her ability to help her sellers maximize their home’s aesthetic appeal.

As a Preforeclosure Specialist designated agent, Greenwald has a vast understanding of the various implications of buying or selling distressed properties. Guided by a sense of responsibility to her clients, she has continually worked to refine her skills. To enhance her knowledge of marketing and negotiating, technology and the latest trends in financing, Greenwald is currently earning her Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.

Greenwald explained that she returned to Prudential because “it is simply the best company to work for in San Diego.” She is serving her clients from the company’s La Jolla office.

“Cindy’s creative approach to real estate transactions and attention to detail ensures her clients receive a superior standard of service,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “And her understanding of interior design allows her to provide her buyers and sellers with practical advice for improving a home based on their individual tastes and circumstances.”

In her spare time, Greenwald enjoys playing golf and donating her time to serve in golf organizations.

Cindy Greenwald can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-459-0501, or via email at CindyGreenwald@hotmail.com.

Maribel Orozco Rejoins Prudential

Prudential California Realty announced today that Broker Associate Maribel Orozco has returned to the company to work in the Coronado Cays office. Orozco is a residential specialist with over 20 years of experience in San Diego’s real estate market.

“It’s a pleasure to have Maribel back with our company,” said Joe Campagna, manager of Prudential’s Coronado offices. “Her passion for continuing education and diverse knowledge of real estate affords her buyers and sellers with a superior standard of representation.”

To match her services to the needs of her clients, Orozco has continually worked to refine her skills and further her understanding of real estate. She completed an advanced curriculum of real estate-related coursework to earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, and Certified Short Sale Agent designations.

Drawing from her background in the mortgage, title and escrow industries, Orozco provides her clients with useful insights about every aspect of their transactions. “I love sharing my knowledge to provide my clients with a favorable outcome at the close of escrow,” notes Orozco, who is fluent in English and Spanish.

Having ranked at the top five percent nationwide for her previous brokerage, Orozco credits the success she has achieved in real estate to her talent for marketing, attention to detail and willingness to collaborate with her fellow agents. A resident of Coronado for the past six years, she rejoined Prudential to pass on to her clients the benefits of the company’s advanced technology, nationwide referral network and highly trained administrative team.

Maribel Orozco enjoys playing golf, kayaking and biking in her spare time. She may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Coronado Cays office, at 619-250-4235, or via email at MaribelWorksRE@gmail.com.

Legal Expert Faramarz Bajoghli Joins Prudential La Jolla

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Faramarz Bajoghli to the company’s team in the La Jolla office. “Faramarz is a highly educated individual with a wealth of experience in real estate,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “His outstanding work ethic and focus on researching the latest developments in our industry ensures that his clients receive a superior standard of support and service.”

Bajoghli holds a Juris Doctorate degree and previously worked as an attorney, where he excelled as a result of his energetic personality and attention to detail. A broker associate, he acknowledges that his experience in the legal field was critical in helping him prepare to meet the challenges of reviewing contracts, as well as negotiating the terms and conditions of a sale.

“Working as an attorney gave me an ability to focus on a project’s overall goals while simultaneously monitoring all of the details,” says Bajoghli. “Over the past seven years this ability has been essential to the success that I have been able to achieve in residential sales, as I work to provide my clients with seamless transactions and successful closings.”

Bajoghli stated that his decision to partner with Prudential was motivated by the company’s exceptional brand recognition, nationwide referral network and extensive opportunities for training and development. “Nobody supports their agents better than Prudential,” says Bajoghli. “Having access to cutting-edge technology and a highly trained marketing team affords my clients with a significant advantage.”

Faramarz Bajoghli can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-436-6093, or via email at NicholasBajoghli@hotmail.com

Debbie Giometti Joins Prudential Coronado

realtor coronado villageJoe Campagna, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Coronado offices, is pleased to welcome Debbie Giometti to his team of professionals. “Debbie’s experience in sales and marketing will ensure her buyers and sellers receive a superior standard of service,” said Campagna. “She is a great addition to our office and a tremendous asset to her clients.”

Formerly a sales and marketing manager for what is now Embassy Suites, Giometti believes that her talent for negotiating will allow her to deliver exceptional results for her buyers. For sellers, she is confident that her proficiency with creating innovative marketing campaigns will result in short market times and high sale prices.

Giometti’s experience in sales and marketing is backed by a solid educational background. She graduated from Biola University with a bachelor of science degree in Organizational Leadership, and she also studied Journalism in Advertising at Northern Illinois University.

Known for her commitment to volunteer work, Giometti says that her decision to become a Realtor was motivated by the same reason that drives her to serve her community. “I simply love helping other people,” explains Giometti, “and I’m excited about the opportunity to help my clients identify their needs and find a solution that meets their current and future goals.”

Giometti excelled in her previous career as a result of her attention to detail and focus on providing her clients with prompt, information-rich communications. She joined Prudential to pass on to her clients the benefits of the company’s expansive marketing presence, advanced technology and highly trained administrative team.

When she isn’t working or volunteering her time, Giometti enjoys playing golf, cooking and walking on the beach. She also enjoys traveling and biking around Coronado on her beach cruiser.

Debbie Giometti may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Coronado Village office, at 858-472-5293, or via email at DebbieGiometti@gmail.com.

Prudential Agents List Historic Estate in Grand Private Setting

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An enchanting brook runs through this gated Mediterranean estate in Hancock Park

An enchanting brook creates a focal point of conversation as it runs through this gated Mediterranean estate, which is located in Hancock Park.  The approximately 5,900 square foot interior is packed with interesting details and unique finds from all over the world, and there is an option to purchase the home with everything included.

Completely hidden from the prying eyes of the street and resting on nearly a half-acre of land (per assessor), this property is a peaceful sanctuary for the homeowner. A sophisticated and relaxing venue for entertaining, the residence has a distinctive cross-shaped pool set into a spacious courtyard area, six bedrooms and a warm formal living room with a large wood burning fireplace.

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Gorgeous, spacious courtyard

“People have been in awe of this special property’s unique vibe and ambiance.  It’s very rare to discover a home in Los Angeles that seems to transport you to another world,” comments Markus Canter, a Luxury Properties Director for Prudential California Realty, who has listed the home with his business partner Cristie St. James, also a Luxury Properties Director.

Designed in 1927 by Ralph Flewelling,* the home offers a two story entrance hall and a large family room with a built-in wet bar.  Lavish and comfortable, the family room overlooks the heated pool and courtyard through floor-to-ceiling windows.

The home is especially notable for its intelligent and functional floor plan, as the guest wing is positioned away from the living quarters, and the kitchen is perfectly located to serve the dining room and the rest of the main living areas.

Cristie St. James

Many of the rooms have vaulted hardwood ceilings.

Many of the rooms have vaulted hardwood ceilings, including the living room, upstairs den and master bedroom terrace.  The library has a wall of built-in shelving, and there are two master bedroom suites on the second floor.

Recently owned by a famous designer, and surrounded by mature privacy hedges, this home is an excellent opportunity.

*Ralph Flewelling was known for his ability to bring a feeling of intimacy and charm to expansive, open living areas. A graduate of MIT, he earned numerous awards for his designs, which include Mudd Hall at the University of Southern California, the Beverly Hills Post Office, Fisher Gallery, and more.

The estate is being offered at $4,600,000.  For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Cristie St. James or Markus Canter, at 310-777-2888, or 310-248-6448, respectively; they may be reached via email at StJamesEst@aol.com or MarkusCanter@prula.com.

Markus Canter

Family room overlooks heated pool and courtyard through floor to ceiling windows

Ralph Flewelling

Distinctive cross-shaped heated pool

Erin Hawn a Valuable New Asset for Prudential

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Prudential California Realty announced today that Realtor Erin Hawn has joined the company’s La Jolla office. “With Erin’s professional background and family history, she is poised for an extremely successful career in residential sales,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of the office. “Her service-oriented business philosophy makes her an excellent fit for the culture in our office.”

As part of the family legacy, Hawn was raised in the business of real estate. From watching her parents, who began purchasing, remodeling and reselling commercial and residential properties when they were in their 20s, she developed an inherent knowledge of multiple aspects of real estate.

“I was lucky to witness how successful you can be in real estate if you work hard and treat people right,” says Hawn. “Seeing how well my parents have done by simply running their business properly and focusing on the results that they provide for their clients has been a great driving factor for me.”

Hawn is confident that her natural understanding of negotiating techniques, property value analyses and building materials will facilitate a successful transition into real estate. Having worked for a top-producing agent managing his online marketing campaign before joining Prudential, she is eager to apply her diverse array of skills and experience for the benefit of her clients.

Prior to real estate Hawn spent seven years in event and television production, where she gained a talent for time management and an in-depth knowledge of customer service. “Everyone here at Prudential La Jolla really works together to ensure that all of our clients have a positive experience,” adds Hawn, “so the decision to join this office was easy.”

Erin Hawn can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-459-0501.

Derek Harms Aligns his Talent with Prudential

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Derek Harms to the company’s team in Rancho Bernardo. “Derek’s experience in multiple aspects of our industry affords his clients with a unique insight into their transaction,” said Dean Stalter, manager of the office. “His understanding of customer service makes him a great addition to our office.”

A licensed real estate professional for the past three years, Harms is experienced in property renovations and rehabilitations, as well as investments and traditional purchases. “I love sharing my knowledge to help my buyers gauge the potential and cost for specific properties to be renovated, and I love helping my investors figure out the best possible offer to suit their circumstances,” states Harms.

To enhance his knowledge of how to create precise and comprehensive assessments of the fair market value of specific properties, Harms earned the Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) designation. “Setting an inaccurate price can have a broad range of consequences,” says Harms. “This designation ensures that I can help my sellers avoid that risk.”

Harms is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Polish. He credits the time he spent working in the hospitality industry for giving him a talent for networking and communicating with people—skills that have been essential to his success as a Realtor.

“The feeling that comes from helping people achieve their goals makes me happy that I chose to pursue a career in real estate,” adds Harms. “I’m very appreciative of the fact that I get to interact with people on a daily basis.”

Harms graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. His decision to join Prudential was motivated by the company’s reputation in the community and status as an industry-leading brokerage, along with the training and development curriculum.

Derek Harms can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, at 858-444-7752, or via email at dharms@prusd.com.

Lori J. Wolf Joins Prudential

beverly hills realtorPrudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Lori J. Wolf to the company’s team of professionals in the Beverly Hills office. A Brentwood area native, Wolf is joining Prudential to work with The Rose Group.

“Lori has an extensive background in real estate and a comprehensive knowledge of our local marketplace,” said Nick Cacarnakis, manager of Prudential Beverly Hills. “This will bring her success in the future and ensure her clients receive an exceptional standard of representation.”

With 20 years of experience in real estate management, Wolf is proficient with connecting people to the resources and tools they need to achieve their goals. “The sense of fulfillment that comes from matching people with the perfect home for them is really incredible,” states Wolf. “I’m excited about the chance to continue helping people realize their dreams.”

A graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Real Estate, Wolf has a complex understanding of negotiating, marketing and property valuation. “I want to ensure that my clients see the possibilities that are available to them,” said Wolf, when asked to explain why she decided to transition into residential sales.

Wolf will be drawing from her background in finance, banking and asset management to provide her clients with valuable guidance about their options when considering a loan or investment property. She was motivated to join The Rose Group by Sheila’s passion for Real Estate, volunteer work and outstanding reputation in the community. Wolf is a board member for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, as well as the Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Lori J. Wolf can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Beverly Hills office, at 310-777-2899, or via email at Lori@RoseGroupLA.com.

Abraham Zarraga Now with Prudential

los felizChris Serrano, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Los Feliz office, welcomes Abraham Zarraga to her team. “Abe’s market knowledge and ambition to succeed instills confidence and trust in his clients,” says Serrano. “His work ethic has made him one of our industry’s rising stars and we are proud to have him in our office.”

Zarraga has lived in Los Angeles for his entire life and is fluent in Spanish. The local perspective he offers regarding neighborhood amenities, school districts and market conditions has made him a powerful ally for his clients; earning him the  Rookie of the Year award in his initial year in real estate.

“My goal is to exceed the expectations of my clients,” says Zarraga, who attended Santa Monica College. “I love the fact that the success you can achieve in real estate is really only limited by the amount of work that you put into it. Every time I sit down with a potential client or meet someone new, I look at it as an opportunity to earn their trust into the future.”

Zarraga credits his success to his focus on ethical business practices, commitment to provide his clients with consistent communications, and passion for the real estate industry. “Real estate is my biggest hobby, and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to transform my hobby into a rewarding career,” explains Zarraga.

For Zarraga, growth and impactful service are top priorities. “The resources and systems that Prudential provides for its agents have made it an industry leader. I am very excited to pass on to my clients the benefits of my new alliance with Prudential,” adds Zarraga.

As a break from real estate, Zarraga enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and learning about exotic cars. He also takes it upon himself to be a leader in other arenas and acts as Neighborhood Watch Captain of Monterey Park.

Abraham Zarraga can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Los Feliz office at 310-717-2103, or via e-mail at AbrahamZarraga@gmail.com.

Real Estate Veteran Chris Framan Chooses Prudential

Chris Framan has joined Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Niguel office announced manager Jeff Loge today. “Framan has a proven talent for orchestrating successful transactions,” says Loge. “His extensive knowledge of real estate, his positive attitude and tremendous energy make him a valuable asset to our office.”

A licensed agent for the past 16 years, Framan has witnessed a number of cycles within the local and national markets. With a background that includes time spent as a CPA and music business executive, he shares with his clients invaluable expertise in the art of negotiation as well as a creative approach to sales and marketing.

Framan also believes that the knowledge he acquired from earning his business degree from the University of Virginia has been vital to his success. “Simply put, knowledge is power,” says Framan. “The success I have achieved is a result of my commitment to provide my clients with the resources and information they need to realize their goals.”

Framan is quick to identify what makes him stand out in the real estate community, “I listen carefully to my clients and offer my best advice and service to meet their needs. I bring objectivity to the negotiating process. Finally, I am tenacious and resourceful. If there is a way to make a deal close successfully, I will make it happen,” says Framan.

Framan specializes in the marketing and sale of residential real estate throughout south Orange County.

Chris Framan may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Niguel office, at 949-235-9249, or via email at ChrisFraman@gmail.com.

 

California State Legislature Honors Prudential

Prudential California Realty was honored with a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Legislature, for winning the OC Register’s 19th Annual Best Real Estate Company award. The certificate was presented by Assemblyman Daniel P. Wagner, who represents the 70th District.

When asked to comment, Patti Brotherton, regional vice president of Orange County for Prudential, stated:  “A big thank you to all our clients!”

Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential, remarked that, “Winning the Best Real Estate Company award is a tremendous honor. I would like to everyone involved for making this happen.”

Iacino believes that the ongoing success of the firm is due to its focus on continuously improving the systems and programs it provides for agents. “Our role as leaders is to help our agents facilitate the goals of their clients. Everything we do is centered on this simple approach:  to ensure our agents have what they need to provide our clients with an experience that is seamless and positive,” comments Iacino.

David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential, added that, “Awards like this are very important, because they are a great indicator of the level of service and support that we are providing for our clients. Of all of the accolades that it is possible to receive in real estate, it is the endorsements that come from our clients that matter the most to us.”

Prudential Makes a Difference for Young Cancer Patients

In 2012 Prudential California Realty’s agents donated more than $21 thousand to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. “It’s gratifying to know that our contributions are making a direct impact on the quality of life of young cancer patients,” said Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential California Realty.

The Sunshine Kids Foundation gives children receiving cancer treatments the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and events, in both their communities and across the nation. With a substantial amount of funds originating from the agents at Prudential, the foundation is able to offer its services at no cost to the children or their families.

“I am always proud to hear about the total number of donations the Sunshine Kids received from our agents,” said David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. “Their generosity and compassion gives these children a chance to get their minds off things and just be kids.”

Along with the contributions to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which are made on an ongoing basis as well as through a variety of fundraising efforts and charitable events, Prudential’s agents consistently volunteer their time and effort to serve The Charitable Foundation. The charity is officially known as Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation/Agent Community Outreach organization. Since its inception it has provided over 1000 grants, in excess of $4 million, to support local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment.

To find out how to get involved, or for more information, please visit www.SunshineKids.org, or www.TheCharitableFoundation.net. To contact the best qualified Realtor, visit www.PrudentialCal.com.

Art Rivera Sells Bella Rosa Home in One Week

Multiple offers result in home closing within 30 days of the listing date.

Art Rivera of Prudential California Realty believes that his recent sale of the property located at 20 Rutherford indicates a lack of inventory for large single level homes. Rivera explained that, “There is a lot of demand out there right now for Irvine-area homes with extensive upgrades.”

Rivera’s opinion is backed by many years of experience in the local market, as he has specialized in the marketing and sale of Irvine real estate since 1978. “As the spring rolls around I doubt there will be enough new inventory to keep up with demand. I think prices will edge higher and conditions will be more favorable for sellers,” comments Rivera.

The three bedroom home, which is located in a gated community in North Park, was originally listed at $879,900. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the home includes custom tile and hardwood flooring, crown molding and flagstone exterior hardscaping.

The interior features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and custom maple cabinetry, as well as a family room with a stone fireplace and a built-in entertainment center. The outdoor living space is surrounded by mature privacy hedges and includes a covered patio area.

Rivera is a broker associate who is fluent in Spanish. With a career sales volume in excess of $1 billion, he credits his consistent track record of success and longevity in real estate to his complex knowledge of the Irvine market, combined with his focus on surpassing the expectations of his clients.

Art Rivera may be reached at 949-230-8303, or via e-mail at ArtRivera1@cox.net. Visit his website at www.ArtRivera.com

Sheila Rose Honored for Community Service

Sheila Rose (far left) at the Rose Bowl Parade

Sheila Rose of Prudential California Realty was recently asked to walk in the 124th Annual Rose Parade, but this had nothing to do with her last name. In fact, the 30-year real estate veteran was invited to participate for her efforts in helping raise $275,000 in 2012 to support the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at City of Hope.

For the past four years, Rose has competed in a half marathon to raise funds and awareness for the center. Last year she traveled to Seattle with her team, the Resource Racers, to race in the city’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, and they have traveled as far away as New York.

“I am very proud that my team and I were able to raise over a quarter million dollars to help cancer patients and their families,” said Rose. “I would like to thank all of our colleagues and friends for the support that they have given us over the years.”

The Biller Resource Center offers free services to those affected by cancer, on-site at the City of Hope. Funded entirely by donations, and led by professionals and volunteers, the center offers a wide array of programs and services, from counseling, housing information and financial aid, to yoga classes, complementary medicine and nutrition education.

“Walking in the parade and having so many people tell me about what the City of Hope has done for them was very heartwarming,” said Rose, who is based in Prudential’s Beverly Hills office. “It really inspired me to work harder and raise more funds for this wonderful cause.”

A Luxury Properties Specialist, Sheila Rose has consistently ranked at the top of the residential markets in Beverly Hills and the Westside of Los Angeles. One of the founding members and past presidents of the Associates of the Jewish Home, she continues to serve on the board for the organization. Rose is a board member for Prudential’s Charitable Foundation, as well as the Art Museum Council of the L.A. County Museum of Art.

For more information about the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, or the City of Hope, visit www.cityofhope.org/billercenter.

Sheila Rose may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Beverly Hills office, at 310-777-2893, via email at Sheila@SheilaRose.com, or on the web at www.SheilaRose.com.

Bonita Canyon Home Has Lavish Amenities

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27 Montgomery, Newport Beach

Mehdi Khosh of Prudential California Realty has listed an attractive three bedroom home with a prime location across the street from the neighborhood park and tennis court, for $1,450,000.  A combination of elegant formal zones and casual spaces for entertaining, the home includes a separate dining room and a living room with a fireplace.

The kitchen and family room area is spacious and bright, with large windows and recessed lighting.  Tastefully attired in granite, the kitchen offers rich dark wood cabinetry, a center island and stainless steel appliances.  The cabinetry is continued into the family room, which includes a built-in wet bar and a fireplace.

The upstairs bedrooms are generously sized, and the master suite has a walk-in closet. A comfortable retreat, the master suite features a dual sink, tub and separate shower.

The backyard is secluded and peaceful, with ivy-covered arbors and mature trees.  Surrounded by privacy walls, the backyard offers a large flagstone patio and a detached two car garage.

Additional highlights include dual pane windows and beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level.  The neighborhood offers a Jr. Size Olympic pool, playground and BBQ area.

For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Mehdi Khosh at 714-609-2361, via e-mail at Mehdi@MehdiKhosh.com, or on the web at www.MehdiKhosh.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Rewarding Our Star Performers

From a management perspective, we feel the impact of what it means to be a part of a great company every day.  Prudential California Realty enjoys a positive reputation in the community and exceptional brand recognition.  As managers we understand that our image as a company is a reflection of the job performance and dedication of our agents and employees.

We define outstanding performance as any action that will either directly or indirectly benefit our clients.  Recognizing our team for what they do is critical to our success as a company, now and into the future—it’s one of the most important aspects of our job as managers.

In Orange County we have focused on creating a range of agent recognition programs.  Recently we gave a full registration package away for our upcoming convention in Las Vegas, a prize valued at approximately $450.  This year we have also given away a number of new iPads, and various rewards including restaurant gift cards are offered through the individual offices on an ongoing basis.

The point is that rewarding success brings more success.  Our agents work very hard to provide our clients with exceptional results and it’s really gratifying to see them recognized for their activities.

The leadership team here at Prudential believes that offering incentives for the staff is also essential to the prosperity of our company.  Our employees are frequently the initial point of contact for our clients, and the work that they do to support our agents has a direct impact on the service that we provide for our buyers and sellers. Everyone on our staff recently had an opportunity to win an iPad, by participating in various training programs aimed at helping agents develop video blogs.  The input from our employees about what is needed for our agents to capitalize on this important aspect of marketing was innovative and priceless.

Ultimately, the goal with our recognition programs is to reward our team for providing our clients with a superior standard of support and service.  We have found these programs to be an effective means of identifying new techniques and proven strategies for better serving our clients.  As managers and executives it’s not only a central component of our responsibilities, it is also one of the most fun parts of our jobs.

Our clients feel the importance of what we do here at Prudential each and every day, in terms of our ability to provide them with seamless transactions and successful closings.  It is important that our agents and staff feel it as well.  Having a tangible rewards process in place is just one of the many strategies that we utilize to stay ahead of all the changes that go on in our industry.

Patti Brotherton is a 37-year industry veteran, former top producing agent and renowned business coach.  Every month she shares her take on current market conditions and future trends, as well as useful tips and proven strategies for success.

Thomas Group Brings Holiday Spirit with Toys for Tots Campaign

The annual Toys for Tots campaign conducted by the Thomas Real Estate Group of Prudential California Realty was a tremendous success, with over 17 boxes of toys delivered to less fortunate children in Orange County. The Thomas Group has coordinated the drive for 16 consecutive years, to coincide with their annual client appreciation party.

“It’s wonderful to have a client base that is so generous and kind,” said Hillary Thomas, a veteran agent with three decades of experience. “We always look forward to our annual client party, since it provides us with an opportunity to give back to the community while spending time with our friends and neighbors.”

The Thomas Real Estate Group was the fourth largest supplier of toys for the program in Orange County this year, with a total of 550 pounds of toys delivered to local children. They were beaten only by two large hospitals and a major corporation.

Each year during the holiday season local children receive a new, unwrapped toy as a result of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The goal is to bring a message of hope to less fortunate children, to help them become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.

Over the course of her career Hillary Thomas has earned a reputation for her credibility and professional approach to real estate. She has been a preferred representative for numerous high-profile clients, including Chase Manhattan Bear Stearns, the National Bank of Southern California, Poremba Investments, Regency Homes, and more.

The Thomas Real Estate Group includes Hillary’s sons Nick and Steve Thomas, sales associates. They serve their clients from Prudential’s Newport Beach and Villa Park offices. Known for their versatility and commitment to ethical business practices, The Thomas Real Estate Group offers industry leading representation for buyers and sellers throughout Orange County.

The Thomas Group may be reached at (949) 654-8300, or via email at Hillary@thomasrealestategroup.com.  Visit their website at www.thomasrealestategroup.com.

Alicia Simmons Joins Prudential Rancho Bernardo

realtor rancho bernardoDean Stalter, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, is pleased to announce that Alicia Simmons has joined his team of real estate professionals. “Alicia is an educated agent with outstanding interpersonal skills,” notes Stalter. “She possesses a complex understanding of what it takes to provide a buyer or seller with a positive experience during their transaction.”

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Simmons is a self-described military spouse who has relocated on numerous occasions. She is enthusiastic about the chance to leverage her experiences with managing personal transactions to help buyers and sellers from the armed forces, and to ensure that all of her clients receive a positive result at the close of their transactions.

Formerly an executive assistant and event coordinator, Simmons excelled as a result of her capacity for time management and attention to detail. Having lived on both the East and West coasts, she also believes her success was due to her ability to communicate effectively with people from vastly differing cultural backgrounds.

“I love looking at homes and I love working with people,” Simmons comments. “This makes me confident that real estate is the perfect career choice for me.”

Simmons is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. A mother of two daughters, she likes to play golf, tennis and dance in her spare time. Simmons has been a volunteer for the US Marine Corps for 18 years, and participated in the Avon Breast Cancer walk when she lived in Virginia.

Alicia Simmons can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, at 760-521-0065 via email at aliciagsimmons@prusd.com.

Prudential Welcomes Sylvia Costello

san diego real estate agentPrudential California Realty announced today that Sylvia Costello has joined the company’s team in the Downtown San Diego office. “Sylvia’s experience in real estate and educational background in marketing is a tremendous advantage to her buyers and sellers,” says Nelson White, manager of the office.

From working in sales for 25 years, Costello acquired a talent for negotiating and an ability to communicate effectively with people of vastly differing backgrounds. She entered the real estate industry 16 years ago to indulge her passion for residential architecture and design.

“I’ve always been interested in real estate,” states Costello, “and I’ve found that I really love the feeling that comes from helping someone with something as significant as the purchase or sale of a home.”

Leveraging the knowledge she gained from earning her bachelor of science degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State College, Costello develops eye-catching advertisements and innovative marketing campaigns. Guided by a focus on continuously improving her skills, she earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified New Home Marketing Professional, Certified New Home Sales Professional, and Master in Residential Marketing designations; as well as the National Association of Realtors’ Graduate Realtor Institute designation.

Costello has worked as a real estate broker in Colorado, Boston and Miami. Having recently moved to San Diego, she can typically be found on the golf course when she isn’t busy serving the interests of her clients. “Playing golf at Torrey Pines or Balboa Park is one of the best ways to experience San Diego’s incredible weather,” says Costello.

Sylvia Costello can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 619-339-1665, or via email at SylviaCostello@prusd.com

Phil Powell a Valuable Asset to Prudential La Jolla

broker associate la jollaPrudential California Realty announced today that Broker Associate Phil Powell has joined the company’s team in the La Jolla office. “Phil’s knowledge of real estate is only surpassed by his focus on client satisfaction,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “He is an accomplished professional and we are proud to have him represent our office.”

With a background that encompasses multiple aspects of real estate, including residential financing, management and accounting, Powell is a powerful and trusted advisor to every client he assists. He credits his experience as a senior loan officer for allowing him to instill a sense of confidence in his sellers, in that he understands how to find highly qualified potential buyers. This has also been critical to the success of his buyers, since Powell is proficient with matching them with properties that they can afford.

Since he first received his real estate license in 1994, Powell has specialized in the purchase and sale of residential properties throughout the metropolitan areas of San Diego. Over the years he has developed an impressive skill set in the areas of contract negotiation, marketing, property valuation and consumer services.

Formerly a trainer and coach for a major real estate brokerage, Powell is a well-connected agent with a thorough understanding of real estate. “The relationships that I have formed have made my career extremely fulfilling,” notes Powell. “I love sharing my extensive knowledge of the community and real estate to provide my clients with honest advice and objective guidance.”

Before he entered the sales arena, Powell leveraged the training he received at California State University Northridge to work as a real estate accountant, tracking property management and relocation expenses, and preparing sales and listing activity reports. As a sales consultant and manager, he has found the experience to be essential to his success in helping his buyers and sellers achieve their goals.

Phil Powell can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-952-2555, or via email at PhilPowell@prusd.com

Outstanding Year in the Works for Prudential’s Downtown Office

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates is pleased to congratulate the Downtown San Diego office for ranking #1 for both sales production and sales volume through the first two quarters of 2012, out of all of the company’s offices in the Western region.

Manager Nelson White attributed the success of his agents to their sense of property values and neighborhoods, along with their ability to develop comprehensive marketing campaigns. “The agents here consistently demonstrate the value that they bring to their clients’ transactions. When a buyer or seller chooses an agent from our office, they have the advantage of working with a local expert who has the backing of an industry leader,” comments White.

Committed to deliver a superior standard of representation, Prudential provides agents with advanced technology, innovative marketing programs, numerous opportunities for training and development, in-house real estate attorneys and a nationwide referral network.

White further noted that, “Our strategic location here in the Gaslamp affords our agents with a substantial benefit as well, not only because we can quickly respond to people with interests throughout the county, but also because of the amount of foot traffic we receive. This gives our agents the chance to connect with large numbers of people on a daily basis.”

A former top-selling agent, White’s real estate career began more than 23 years ago with the renovation and resale of residential properties throughout San Diego County. Since transitioning into management, his ability to help agents chart a path to their success has earned him an excellent reputation as a leader and business coach.

For information about career opportunities, please contact Nelson White at 619-300-1900. To contact the best qualified Realtor, please contact Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 619-595-7020.

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 With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.PrudentialCal.com.

Maes and Associates Set for an Award-Winning 2012

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Prudential California Realty is pleased to recognize Robert Maes and Associates as the #1 ranked team in the Del Mar office for their sales during the month of June 2012. “Robert and his team have a track record of delivering exceptional results for their clients,” said Herb Josepher, manager of the office. “I am always hearing positive feedback about their integrity and market knowledge.”

A 36-year veteran of the real estate business, Maes has led his team to many years of success. Specializing in residential properties, fine homes, coastal estates, equestrian properties and undeveloped land, they have consistently ranked at the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“I would like to thank my teammates Jenniffer Taylor, Linda Lederer and Dennis Whan for their commitment to provide our clients with personalized and thorough representation,” said Maes, a long-term resident of North County San Diego.

Maes has been voted the recipient of his office’s Gold Service award four times in the past six years. “The gold award is an excellent indicator of the level of service an agent provides for their clients,” adds Josepher, “since it’s informally known as the award that honors the agent that agents would choose if they wanted someone to represent them with a personal transaction.”

Drawing from over 50 years of combined experience in San Diego real estate, Maes and Associates offer valuable insights for clients with a broad spectrum of needs. They credit their success to their focus on constantly researching the condition of the local housing market and the national economy, combined with the strength of Prudential’s marketing programs and technology.

Robert Maes and Associates can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, at 858-735-0750, via email at BobMaes@prusd.com, or on the web at www.RobertMaesandAssociates.com.

Service and Market Knowledge Bring Success for Maxine & Marti Gellens

Maxine Gellens

Prudential California Realty is proud to once again recognize Maxine and Marti Gellens for their sales achievements. After the first two quarters of 2012, Maxine and Marti ranked at the #3 position for their sales production out of every Prudential agent in California and were the #1 ranked team in the La Jolla office.  In addition, Maxine and Marti were recently named to The Thousand for 2012, a prestigious annual list compiled by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, Inc. to honor the nation’s top real estate agents and teams. The distinction is based on data from 2011.

Maxine and Marti Gellens provide comprehensive real estate services seven days per week from their office on Prospect Street in La Jolla. Leveraging their 63 years of combined experience, they offer valuable insights to buyers and sellers with a wide array of needs, from first time home buyers to oceanfront estates, developments and fine homes in the coastal areas of San Diego.

Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla, noted that, “The service that Maxine and Marti provide for their clients is second to none. They never cease to go beyond their clients’ expectations and they have a thorough understanding of our local market here in La Jolla and the bordering coastal communities. This has earned them a solid reputation and numerous sales awards as well as awards for their character and integrity.”

Having closed $1.25 billion in sales in just the past 10 years, Maxine and Marti credit their success to their focus on ethical business practices and commitment to constantly research the latest developments in real estate. “Technology has revolutionized the way that we communicate with our clients and market properties,” says Maxine. “We’ve always tried to implement the most effective ways to serve the changing needs of our buyers and sellers.”

Though the last few years have been a challenge, Maxine and Marti have stayed the course and continued to do what they do best—represent their clients to the utmost. They are natives to San Diego and avid San Diego sports fans.

Maxine & Marti Gellens may be contacted at 858-551-6630, via email at Sold@Gellens.com, or on the web at www.Gellens.com.

Newport Coast Home with Views on an Elevated Lot

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2 Vienna, Newport Beach

Mehdi Khosh of Prudential California Realty has listed a four bedroom home with partial views of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean, for $1,380,000.  Situated on a prime corner lot in Harbor Ridge, a guard gated neighborhood with numerous amenities, the home offers privacy and a sophisticated lifestyle.

Quietly set back from the street, the home features an entrance walkway surrounded by lush tropical plantings.  The foyer and dining room have distinctive marble flooring, and the formal living room offers a fireplace and volume ceilings.

The remodeled gourmet kitchen is filled with light by large windows in the breakfast nook and family room.  There are granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and the family room has travertine floors.

A gorgeous hardwood stairway leads to the second floor, which includes two secondary bedrooms and a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in closet.  The master suite offers cathedral ceilings, a fireplace and deep soaking tub.

Additional highlights include a main floor bedroom suite, a three car garage and a stone patio.  The Harbor Ridge community boasts four pool and spa facilities, tennis courts, a Women’s Club, and a wooded nature trail.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Mehdi Khosh at 949-219-2425, via e-mail at Mehdi@MehdiKhosh.com, or on the web at www.MehdiKhosh.com.

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Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, with a network of offices spanning Orange County. Prudential California Realty offers the backing of an industry leader, combined with the benefits of a team of local experts strategically positioned throughout Orange County, proven marketing systems and a nationwide referral network. Innovative services for agents, including the online seller’s advantage and client for life programs, and continuous, in-person training opportunities, which cover the latest legal updates and marketing strategies, are provided with a goal of matching buyers and sellers together.

Suzanne Taylor Voted Realtor® of the Year

Realtor of the yearRecognizing her commitment to ethical business practices, as well as the service she provides for the community, Suzanne Taylor of Prudential California Realty was recently named Realtor® of the Year for 2012 by the Laguna Board of Realtors® and affiliates. Ms. Taylor, who is based in Prudential’s Laguna Beach office, has also been installed as president-elect of the board of the association for 2013.

“There couldn’t be an agent more deserving than Suzanne,” said Jim Vermilya, manager of Prudential Laguna Beach. “Her contributions to the real estate community are only surpassed by the service that she provides for her clients.”

Together with her business partner Robert Leis, Ms. Taylor specializes in the marketing and sale of residential real estate. Known as the Taylor-Leis group, they offer knowledge-backed representation for buyers and sellers with a wide array of needs.

“The relationships I have formed have made the real estate business a very rewarding and exciting career for me,” said Taylor. “I really enjoy working together with my buyers and sellers to help them achieve their goals.”

Ms. Taylor has set herself apart by continually taking advantage of Prudential’s training and development opportunities, and by constantly working to enhance her knowledge of the latest technology. “Technology has not only enabled me to stay in constant contact with my clients, it has also allowed me to maximize the exposure my sellers’ homes receive,” adds Ms. Taylor.

Ms. Taylor’s background includes time spent serving as the president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, as well as vice chair and chair of the Laguna Beach Housing Committee. She joined Prudential to pass on to her clients the benefits of the company’s exceptional brand recognition, and to work directly with Jim Vermilya, whom she considers to be one of the most effective leaders in real estate.

Suzanne Taylor can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Beach office, at 949-303-8346, via email at staylor@pruoc.com, or on the web at www.Taylor-LeisGroup.com.

2012 Real Estate Recap

A year ago, Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America was one of the few housing experts to forecast that 2012 would be a year of recovery.  “The year 2012 will be a transformational year from correction and continued distress to stabilization and minimal recovery, and slow, steady growth going forward,” said Peltier.

Nowhere was an improvement in housing more dramatic than in California. As 2012 began, housing sales were dominated by homes priced under $300,000, sold to a record share of absentee buyers (25% of total buyers). They snapped up entry-level homes, driving supplies to zero in many areas, and creating frenzied seller’s markets in some areas.

“With household formation reduced significantly since the economic downturn began in 2007, housing demand has been delayed,” said David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. “We are starting to see the positive effects of pent-up demand now.”

By August 2012, upscale homes were also selling briskly. The number of homes that sold for one million or more rose to the highest level in five years, according to DataQuick.

“Benchmark interest rates reached new record lows several times throughout 2012, which helped to drive up sales volume across all ranges,” observed Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential California Realty.

Throughout the fall, housing prices rose, but remained well below the peak of April 2006. National unemployment dropped to 7.7% in November 2012 – a four-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Conforming loan limits for high cost areas such as California are set to remain at existing levels in 2013 for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loans.

As we enter 2013, the outlook is even more positive.  With the increase in home prices, low interest rates and pent up buyer demand, it’s a great time to list your home.

 

La Jolla Buyers and Sellers Choose Cher Conner

la jolla realtorAfter the first three quarters of 2012, Cher Conner is ranked #3 for her sales production, and #8 for the number of transactions, for the top individual agents in Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office. “The service that Cher provides for her clients is second to none,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “She applies a great deal of time and effort to ensure that she always either meets or exceeds the changing needs of her clients.”

Specializing in residential properties and coastal estates, Conner has excelled by continually working to refine her skills and advance her industry knowledge. An Architectural Collection Accredited Realtor, she holds the Fine Homes Specialist and Senior Real Estate Specialist designations.

Conner was the #1 ranked individual agent at Prudential La Jolla for her sales production last year. A 32-year veteran of the real estate industry, she credits her success to her passion for helping other people, market knowledge and negotiating skills.

“Real estate has been the perfect career choice, because I love helping people reach their dreams and I have a strong belief in the value of home ownership,” said Conner, who serves on the board for the San Diego Charitable Real Estate Foundation.

A trustee of the Dorris A. Howell Women’s Health Board, Conner has provided two scholarships for UCSD students. Both are now premed and completing degrees with an emphasis on cancer and dementia research. Conner is an avid supporter of the La Jolla Library, La Jolla Historical Society and the Elizabeth Smider Foundation, in addition to The Scripps Research Institute and Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation.

Cher Conner may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-7292, via email at cherhconner@gmail.com, or on the web at www.RealEstateinLaJolla.com.

Newport Coast Home Offers a Regal Lifestyle

15 Chandon, Newport Coast

Marlene Dietrich of Prudential California Realty has listed a turnkey three bedroom home with two and a half bathrooms, for $1,295,000.  With elegant traditional architecture and a stylish interior packed with upgrades, this home combines the best of the Old World with modern convenience and sophistication.

Luxurious and comfortable, the home includes granite floors and approximately 2,400 square feet of living space.  There is a step-down formal dining room, and the living room has cathedral ceilings.  A picture window provides abundant light and a fireplace creates a warm, engaging atmosphere.

The kitchen offers rich wood cabinetry and granite countertops.  Perfectly equipped to serve a large dinner party, the kitchen features cutting-edge appliances, a granite backsplash and ample counter space.  For relaxing mornings with coffee, the kitchen offers a built-in desk, a breakfast bar, and sliding glass doors that open to a large patio.

A hallway overlooking the living room leads to an extravagant master suite with a double door entranceway, a fireplace and a balcony.  There are two walk-in closets, one of which includes a laundry chute that funnels into the home’s laundry room.  The master bath is a personal spa for the homeowner, with its marble floors and countertops, separate shower and Roman tub.

The home is located nearby a number of parks, a shopping center and the 73 toll road, as well as a neighborhood pool and spa.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Marlene Dietrich at 949.400.1021, via email at MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com, or on the web, www.MarleneDietrichNewportCoastRealtor.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com

Ocean Ranch Home Offers Privacy and Luxurious Amenities

13 Poppy Hills, Laguna Niguel

Giulietta Fox-Wilson of Prudential California Realty has listed a French Normandy inspired home in the guard-gated community of Ocean Ranch, for $2,099,000.  With wood paneling and wainscoting, coffered ceilings and soft faux finished walls, the interior of this home creates an atmosphere of comfort and sophistication.

A beveled glass door opens to reveal the home’s two-story entrance foyer, which offers stone finishes and natural wood inlays.  The adjacent living room is warmed by a masonry fireplace, and there is a separate formal dining room.

Conveniently located in the center of the home is an inviting gourmet kitchen with state of the art appliances and granite countertops.  There is a sizable center island and breakfast nook, as well as a walk-in pantry.

In the family room, French doors open to an entertainer’s backyard with mature trees and lush landscaping.  A large fireplace creates a focal point for outdoor gatherings, and there is a built-in BBQ station.

Each of the five bedrooms have a private bathroom and a walk-in closet. The master suite has a private deck with area views, as well as a tranquil sitting area with a fireplace.  Open truss ceiling details, skylights and decorative built-in bookshelves complete the appeal.

Additional highlights include a main floor bedroom suite, wood shutters and numerous picture windows.  The Ocean Ranch community includes a pool, spa and sports court.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Giulietta Fox-Wilson at 949-234-5697, via email at Fox@ExploreHomesOnline.com, or on the web at www.ExploreHomesOnline.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Trophy Home with Panoramic Canyon Views

29062 Bouquet Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

Kevin Hill of Prudential California Realty has listed a five bedroom home with four and a half bathrooms, for $1,148,000.  With approximately 4,300 square feet of living space, and a backyard grotto that includes a saltwater pool and spa, this property offers solace and escape for the homeowner.

The living room is open and bright, with 20’ ceilings and a wall of windows.  There is a formal dining room, and the kitchen has granite countertops and three pantry areas.  A fireplace provides warmth for the adjacent family room, which is nearby a convenient rear staircase.

The upstairs bonus room and secondary bedrooms are located in a separate wing from the master bedroom.  Private and comfortable, the master bedroom offers a see-through fireplace, two walk-in-closets and a sitting area.  The master bath includes a large separate shower and a deep soaking tub.

Additional highlights include all new energy efficient windows, a main floor bedroom suite, an office with fireplace, and garage space for four vehicles.  Located on a cul-de-sac in Santiago Canyon Estates, one of Orange County’s best kept secrets.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Kevin Hill at 949-677-6500, or via e-mail at KevinHill@pruoc.com.

Columbus Grove Home with Elegant and Modern Interior

16604 Bayberry Road, Tustin

Marlene Dietrich of Prudential California Realty has listed a five bedroom home in Columbus Grove, a community in the Irvine school district with a neighborhood pool and spa.  Recently reduced, this residence is currently the lowest priced home in the neighborhood.

Constructed in 2007, this home features an open, modern floor plan and approximately 2,732 square feet of indoor living space.  The living and dining rooms provide an attractive setting for formal gatherings, and the family room includes a recessed entertainment alcove and a gas fireplace.

Adjacent to the family room is a richly appointed kitchen with custom cherry wood cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  There is a breakfast nook and a built-in desk, as well as a center island with counter seating.

The main level includes a bedroom with a private bathroom and an attached three car garage.  Upstairs, the comfortable master suite is enhanced by a walk-in closet, deep soaking tub and dual vanities.

The backyard patio is surrounded by mature greenery, and there is a fenced dog run in the side yard.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Marlene Dietrich at 949.400.1021, via e-mail MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com, or on the web at www.MarleneDietrichRealEstate.com.

Prudential’s COO Leeann Iacino a Featured Speaker at Real Estate Marketing Summit

Prudential California RealtyRecognizing her talent for increasing productivity through marketing, Prudential California Realty COO Leeann Iacino was asked to speak at the Real Estate Marketing Summit, a two-day event that recently took place at the Hotel Del Coronado. “It was great to have a chance to network with our industry’s top producers and my fellow leaders in real estate,” said Iacino.

With a background that encompasses the residential sales and management arenas, Iacino has a comprehensive understanding of real estate. As an agent she consistently earned awards for her sales production; as an executive she founded an independent brokerage that grew to 350 agents and achieved a sales volume in excess of $1 billion.

During the event Iacino shared her insights about how sales professionals can realize the benefits of target and niche marketing. She also spoke about her three keys to creating an effective marketing campaign, as well as how to leverage new technologies and media outlets.

“Technology has exerted a profound influence on real estate marketing,” explained Iacino, who is known for her expertise in training and information systems. She recently joined Prudential to directly manage the company’s network of 62 offices in Southern California, and to develop training programs designed to help new agents and seasoned professionals unlock their potential.

“Simply because of being associated with Prudential, our agents had the opportunity to get a VIP pass to this event for only $99,” added Iacino. “To me this is a great example of Prudential’s commitment to provide its agents with the resources and tools they need to achieve their goals.”

To deliver a superior standard of representation, Prudential leverages high-profile relationships to offer agents exclusive marketing opportunities, develops groundbreaking training programs, and utilizes technology aimed at enriching the client experience.

For information about career opportunities, or to contact a qualified Realtor, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

Exceptional Year in the Works for Marc and Rory Shevin

Rory Shevin

Prudential California Realty is pleased to announce that Marc and Rory Shevin are ranked in the top three for their sales production through the first three quarters, out of the company’s 3,200 agents in Southern California.

Marc and Rory Shevin were raised in the San Fernando Valley and have over 65 years of combined experience in real estate sales and marketing. They are based in Prudential’s Calabasas office.

Kathy King, manager of Prudential Calabasas, explains, “Marc and Rory’s vast experience in real estate is backed by a solid educational background. Their market knowledge is unsurpassed, and their service-oriented business philosophy has given them an unprecedented track record of success.”

With a résumé that encompasses the building of custom estates and residential developments in the West San Fernando Valley, Marc and Rory offer useful insights about building materials, architectural styles and construction techniques. Formerly the owners of The Shevin Company, they have excelled as a result of their ability to quickly analyze a home’s physical condition and potential for renovation.

Marc and Rory are broker associates who are known for their expertise with the purchase and sale of fine homes, land and luxury estates. Having earned referrals and trust from an expansive base of clientele, they credit their success to their focus on constantly researching the latest developments in real estate, along with their vast understanding of the residential markets in Calabasas and Hidden Hills.

The leaders of a team of real estate professionals, Marc and Rory offer personalized and thorough representation for clients with a broad spectrum of needs. Their team is comprised of Rory’s wife Beth Shevin, a licensed agent since 1993, and Wendy Trollope, a marketing and design specialist with two college degrees and a residential salesperson’s license.

Marc and Rory Shevin may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Calabasas office, at 818-223-9100, via email at theshevins@aol.com, or on the web at www.TheShevins.com.

Legal Support a Key to Success for Agents and Clients

Patti Brotherton, Regional Vice President Orange County

At Prudential California Realty, our agents have access to the guidance and support of an in-house team of real estate attorneys.  With the understanding that change is the only constant in real estate, we believe that providing our agents with personal attention from our legal team is imperative to their success.

To ensure that all of our agents and managers are informed about the latest updates, our chief legal counsel recently began distributing a weekly video blog.  All of these blogs have a very positive message, as well as practical tips and strategies that agents can use to work with their peers more effectively and protect the interests of their clients.  Some could even be called humorous!

Each video blog that is created by our legal team is analyzed by the managers in our Orange County network.  Highlights from the blogs are then discussed by the managers at their sales meetings, to address questions from the agents and ensure that none of the information is misinterpreted.  Having this legal feedback is essential to the success that we achieve when assisting our clients.

In terms of improving the quality of life for our agents and creating a seamless and positive transaction experience for our clients, we believe that it is vital to have a knowledgeable team of attorneys on our side.  Not only does our legal team have a complex understanding of real estate and contract law, but they also return phone calls quickly—even on the weekends.

When unusual circumstances are present in a transaction, our attorneys help to complete special amendments and addendums as a means of ensuring that everything is documented accurately for all of the involved parties.

The personal attention that is applied to each contract is outstanding and knowing that there is someone to “run things by” helps everyone involved rest easier at night.  This has been a hallmark of the type of service and support that we provide for our agents, so they can continue to do an exceptional job for their clients.

A well-informed real estate agent with the backing of a knowledgeable legal team is a better advocate for the public.  The customer service that our legal team provides for our agents is top-notch all the way, and the value that this provides for our clients has allowed Prudential to break sales records in every segment of the marketplace.

Patti Brotherton is a 35-year industry veteran, former top producing agent and renowned business coach.  Every month she shares her take on current market conditions and future trends, as well as useful tips and proven strategies for success.

Luxurious Tustin Home with Resort-Like Amenities

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15508 Sonora Street, Tustin

Marlene Dietrich of Prudential California Realty has listed a grand five bedroom home in Tustin’s Columbus Grove neighborhood, for $975,000.  Constructed less than 10 years ago, this property features extensive hardscaping, hardwood floors and a main floor bedroom suite.

With approximately 3,107 square feet of interior space, this home offers something for everyone. There is a formal living room, and the separate dining room is certain to enhance any occasion.

The kitchen is attired in granite and open to a spacious family room with a fireplace. High-end stainless appliances facilitate easy food preparation, and there is a large center island with counter seating.

The secondary bedrooms are generous in size and the master suite is a peaceful retreat, with its jetted tub and separate shower.  There are numerous additional highlights, including a two car garage with direct access, cathedral ceilings and a laundry room with built-in cabinetry.

Located in the Irvine school district, this home offers convenient access to a neighborhood spa and clubhouse, Olympic size pool, and more.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Marlene Dietrich at 949.400.1021, via email at MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com, or on the web at www.MarleneDietrichRealEstate.com.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Housing Lifts Post-election Economic Outlook

David M. Cabot, CEO

With the election behind us, most of the uncertainty that held U.S. markets in suspense is gone. Much of the good news lifting consumer confidence is in the housing sector, which is showing strong signs of stability and recovery.

The rate of home ownership has returned to a more sustainable 65.4%, the same as the mean set in 1997, according to the U.S. Census.

“National credit scores are the highest they’ve been in 12 years,” says David M. Cabot, CEO of Prudential California Realty. “The housing market is returning to normal, with more qualified borrowers adding stability and increasing demand.”

Benchmark 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates hovered near all-time lows in November, making borrowing costs for housing compared to other forms of credit irresistible. Home prices have risen nationwide for seven straight months and housing inventories are below six-month levels, found the National Association of REALTORS®.

In California, housing supplies are critically short.  September sales volume was down 5.2% from August on a tight 3.7-months’ supply, reported the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.).

The median price of a single-family detached home in California was $345,000 in September 2012, up 19.5% from $288,700 the previous year, according to DataQuick.  Median California home prices peaked at $484,000 in 2007, hit bottom at $221,000 in 2009 and are currently at $287,000, the highest level since August 2008.

“There’s still good news for buyers,” observes Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential California Realty. “While California prices were rising rapidly, the typical mortgage payment for borrowers remains 63.9 percent lower than the 2006 peak. It’s an excellent time to buy a home.”

With almost 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty represented over $9 billion in sales volume in 2011.  Recognized as one of the top five brokerages in the nation and one of the largest affiliates in the Prudential Real Estate international network, Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  HomeServices of America represented almost $32 billion in residential real estate sales with 114,500 transactions in 2011 and closed over $3 billion in home mortgages.

Laguna Niguel Home for Sale: 9 O’Hill Ridge

9 O’Hill, Laguna Niguel

Located in the prestigious Bear Brand Ranch Residential Community, this rare, one of a kind, Custom Estate Parcel enjoys panoramic Northerly and Easterly Views Corridors of Laguna Niguel and Saddleback Mountain and is ideal for a true Private Custom Estate or Equestrian Property. This parcel sits on 6.72 acres and has a proposed pad area of approximately 31,000 S/F but can be expanded to over one acre for the home site. This site will have a long private driveway and has the option for an extended equestrian service road to stables or separate guess accommodations. Lot is offered at $1,799,000.


For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Michael Di Pilla at the DiPilla Real Estate Group at 949-874-7077 or email him at mdipilla@pruoc.com. You may also visit his website at www.OCDreamEstates.com for a virtual tour of any of his outstanding properties.  Michael and his team look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding you your dream property.   His office is located at 2 Ritz Carlton Drive, Suite 201, Monarch Beach, 92629.

 

With over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the central coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate International network.  Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of Home Services of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com

H. Richard Steinhoff Speaks About “7 Ways to Increase Your Bottom Line.”

H. Richard Steinhoff was a featured speaker at the recent National Association of Realtors Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. Steinhoff, who is based in Prudential California Realty’s Irvine, California, office, drew on his vast educational background and 30 years experience in real estate to present the topic, “7 ways to Increase Your Bottom Line.”

He is the author of, “Turning Myths Into Money: An Insider’s Guide to Winning the Real Estate Game,” an award winning book that was the number one real estate book on Amazon.

A US Marine Corps veteran and a member of the American Mensa Society, Steinhoff has previously been honored as the Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year. He holds  degrees in Business from both California State University and the University of California Los Angeles’ Graduate School of Business.

Steinhoff has been listed in “Who’s Who in California,” as well as “Who’s Who in the West.” He has served as an executive for the Broker Council of Southern California, the California Association of Realtors, and the Orange County Association of Realtors. Additionally Steinhoff has volunteered for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Laguna Niguel Community Council.

H. Richard Steinhoff can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Irvine office, at 949-495-6950, or via email at RichSteinhoff@pruoc.com.

Laguna Niguel Home for Sale: 22 Coronado Pointe

22 Coronado Pointe, Laguna Niguel

Large family home in guard-gated Coronado Pointe. Situated on the top of a ridgeline far above Laguna Niguel, this home has vistas from Saddleback Mountain across the valley to the Pacific Ocean. The home features 5 spacious bedrooms and a two-story library/office off the grand entry and foyer with sweeping staircase. the gourmet kitchen opens to a large breakfast nook area and the family room with wet bar. Formal spaces include a large sunken Living Room and elegant Dining Room. The home also offers 4 fireplaces in the Formal areas and huge Master Bedroom retreat. The backyard consists of an ample grassy area which could support a pool and BBQ area. Coronado Pointe is a quiet, ridgeline community. There is an abundance of families with children and is surrounded by Blue Ribbon schools. This is an excellent are to raise a family. Hoe is offered at $1,950,000.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Michael Di Pilla or one of his associates at the DiPilla Real Estate Group at 949-874-7077 or email him at mdipilla@pruoc.com. You may also visit his website at www.OCDreamEstates.com for a virtual tour of any of his outstanding properties. Michael and his team look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding you your dream property. His office is located at 2 Ritz Carlton Dr, Suite 201, Monarch Beach, 92629

 

Ranch Style Home For Sale in East Bluff Neighborhood

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927 Bellis, Newport Beach

The Thomas Real Estate Group of Newport Beach has just listed a beautifully remodeled single story home with a serene cul-de-sac location for $1,298,000. This unique 2100 sq. ft. modern ranch style home is situated on a 6882 sq. ft. lot that has also been completely renovated to blend with the fresh coastal feel of the home. Complete with pool, outdoor dining, and private courtyard, this home truly offers as much outdoors as it does inside. And located in the coveted East Bluff Neighborhood, this home has access to terrific nightlife, great school, coastal proximity, and world class shopping.

“I think our sellers really exceeded their goals in completing a home that was both aesthetically pleasing AND extremely functional,” stated Hillary Thomas. “The result is a ranch-style home with a unique and contemporary feel.”

Vaerus, a real estate investment group, are responsible for the finished product.  “The experience and service we received from The Thomas Group has again exceeded our expectations,” said Aaron Flores of Vaerus. “This team never misses an opportunity to impress us with their professionalism, integrity, and true market knowledge. We are always happy about having them list our finished products, and are always confident about the results they provide.”

Of particular concern during the renovation process was the uniformity of inside and out. “We really wanted to market a product that was as livable outdoors as it was in. Southern California provides one of the best climates in the world and we wanted to provide a project that took full advantage of that,” said Nick Thomas. “I think it will be clear to anyone who sees the home that Vaerus nailed this on the head.”

Hillary Thomas is a 30 year veteran and one of the most trusted names in Orange County real estate. Together with Nick and Steve Thomas, The Thomas Real Estate Group offers industry leading representation for their clients and a broad spectrum of real estate services.

To schedule a private tour, please contact The Thomas Group by phone at (949) 654-8300, via email at Hillary@thomasrealestategroup.com, or on the web at www.thomasrealestategroup.com.

Santa Claus to Visit Prudential Mission Hills

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Tell the children to get their wish list together, as Santa Claus is set to make an appearance at Prudential California Realty’s Mission Hills office, on December 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Agents and staff from the office, which is located at 890 West Washington Street, will be providing guests with a complimentary photo of their time with Santa, and serving rounds of hot chocolate and apple cider.

The event is a part of Holiday Nights, which Prudential is helping to sponsor with the Mission Hills Business Improvement District. “With the support of our agents and staff, this year’s Holiday Nights event promises to be the best one yet,” said Nelson White, manager of Prudential Mission Hills.

White is a former top-selling agent who began his career more than 23 years ago. He commented that, “I would like to thank everyone for the effort and dedication they have applied to make this happen. It’s always fun to get to share in the spirit of the holidays and see the wonder on children’s faces when they tell Santa about their wish list. All of us are really looking forward to this event.”

White added that a number of agents from the office will be available on the day of the event to answer questions about real estate, provide estimates of a home’s market value, and free tours of available properties. “Santa has done a lot for all of us, but I don’t think he knows much about real estate. Fortunately we’ve got that covered,” laughed White.

For more information, or to contact a highly qualified Realtor, please call 619-299-8020.

Prudential California Realty Names Tien Huey-Heh Director of Operations

David M. Cabot, president and CEO, announced today that Tien Huey-Heh has been appointed director of operations for Prudential California Realty, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway. “Tien brings many years of experience in a Fortune 500 environment,” said Cabot. “Her capacity for leadership and vast understanding of real estate finance are certain to benefit our company and our clients.”

As a senior analyst for a major corporation’s real estate finance and strategy department, Tien managed a 14-state territory with over 200 retail outlets, with sales in 2010 that exceeded $573 million. The leader of a team of professionals responsible for leasing, design, construction, real estate law and operations, she helped to create and implement strategic development plans for her region.

Cabot explained that, “Tien’s professional background will be essential to us next year as we take the name of our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices®. The strength of the Berkshire name and the many opportunities that this will create for us have us poised for a period of unprecedented growth. We believe that Tien will be able to help us facilitate a successful transition and build a stronger company in the coming years.”

Tien is a graduate of Cornell University and has lived in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. “I am happy to be back in California and excited about the prospect of helping to shape the future direction of such a well-respected company. The strength of Prudential’s sales associates and leaders have made it an industry powerhouse, and I’m confident that the Berkshire name will only enhance the company’s presence and reputation,” comments Tien.

To find out more about career opportunities, or for qualified real estate assistance, please visit www.prudentialcal.com

Luxury has a new address www.luxsocal.com.

Luxury has a new address www.luxsocal.com.

The luxury division of Prudential California Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently launched a new luxury website. “I am so proud of this new site; the luxury feel is evident as soon as you land on the homepage. The site was designed with the consumer in mind, from an easy to use search widget to the opportunity to switch the entire page to another language,” said Leeann Iacino, COO.

 

Created by a core group of highly experienced luxury agents from San Diego to the Central Coast, the division brings exceptional listings to the attention of an elite global audience. Prudential accomplishes this goal by leveraging exclusive luxury connections and alliances, as well as the division’s highly collaborative agent network, proprietary contact lists and powerful marketing resources.

 

“Our luxury program is radically different from others,” said company President and CEO David M. Cabot. “It was created by luxury agents for luxury agents, and will continue to evolve based on the needs of our clients. Our professionals do a great deal of business in Southern California’s most exclusive communities, and they’ve forged strong relationships across the entire region, both inside and outside our company. The Luxury Properties Division allows them to draw on those connections even more effectively to bring buyers and sellers of exceptional real estate together.”

 

Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate International network. The company is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

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Prudential Supporting Food Drive for APLA

World Aids Day Food Drive

Prudential California Realty is inviting the public to help support a massive countywide food drive that is being conducted by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), by dropping off non-perishable food and personal hygiene items at the company’s Pasadena office, anytime between November 26 and December 1, 9am-5pm, at 540 South Lake Ave.

Prudential’s office in Pasadena will be the only drop off location for the drive in the San Gabriel Valley. There is a free parking lot behind the office, which can be accessed from California Boulevard or Granite Drive.

The drive is being held in honor of World AIDS Day, to maintain the nine food pantries in Los Angeles County that are operated by the Vance North Necessities of Life Program. “We are happy to assist in spreading the word about this cause and enthusiastic about the chance to supplement the donations that are provided by the food pantries every week,” comments Marilyn Simon, manager of Prudential Pasadena.

APLA is dedicated to reduce the impact of the disease by sponsoring prevention, education and testing programs throughout Los Angeles County. The organization relies on private support to accomplish its mission of improving the lives of people with HIV and advocating for an effective HIV-related public policy.

“The people who are assisted by APLA are struggling with a complex and dangerous disease in the face of desperate poverty,” adds Simon. “Our goal with supporting this drive is to help them enjoy a higher quality of life for now and into the future.”

For more information, or for qualified real estate assistance, please contact Prudential California Realty’s Pasadena office, at 626-440-5100.

With over 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

 

Stylish Custom Home with Quality Upgrades in Ladera Ranch

26 Craftsbury Place, Ladera Ranch

Giulietta Fox-Wilson of Prudential California Realty is currently accepting back up offers on a four bedroom home with a main floor office and four bathrooms.  Located on an oversized lot with approximately 11,276 square feet of space, this home offers privacy and an entertainer’s backyard.

Finished with the most luxurious materials available today, the home features travertine and cherry wood floors, as well as wood wainscoting and trim molding.  The kitchen offers granite countertops, wood cabinetry and top of the line appliances.  Open to a spacious family room and breakfast nook, the kitchen includes a breakfast bar with counter seating and a butler’s pantry.

Upstairs, three generous secondary bedrooms and a built-in technology center in the hallway are complemented by a lavish master suite with a stone finished bathroom.  There is a jetted spa tub, and the master bedroom also includes a large retreat area and a walk-in closet.

Set quietly back from the street, this property offers ample space for parking and a three car garage.  The rear yard is perfectly balanced to incorporate a fireplace, BBQ pavilion with sit down bar area, an above ground hot tub and a large grassy side yard.

A licensed real estate broker for the past 17 years, Fox-Wilson has excelled as a result of her proficiency with advanced technology, talent for negotiating and commitment to advance her knowledge.  The leader of a team of real estate professionals, she provides comprehensive assistance for clients with a wide range of needs.

For pricing information, or to find a home with similar qualities, please contact Giulietta Fox-Wilson at 949-234-5697, via email at Fox@ExploreHomesOnline.com, or on the web at www.ExploreHomesOnline.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Prudential Offering Goal Setting and Business Planning Workshops

At Prudential we believe that our success is dependent on our ability to connect our agents to a wealth of ideas and resources, all aimed at providing a direct and substantial benefit to their business.  With that in mind we have established a series of goal setting and business planning workshops that will be offered in each of our offices in Orange County, until the end of the year.

These workshops will give our agents the chance to receive personal attention and learn from each other in a relaxing, small group environment.  We believe that these workshops will encourage our agents to be more open and active in sharing their examples of personal successes and failures, as well as their ideas for building a thriving business.

Each and every person brings a unique combination of skills, experience and knowledge to these meetings.  This creates an unprecedented opportunity for personal growth and the sharing of information.  In short, bringing everyone together in an informal setting delivers a win for everyone involved, especially our clients.

As a real estate professional for so many years, I have a personal insight into the challenges associated with balancing a personal life with the demands of a successful career.  Having the chance to share the ideas and strategies that have been essential to me, as I have worked to achieve my goals, has truly been enjoyable for me.  I have explained everything in great detail and complexity within the pages of my book, Shoot for the Moon.

One of the recurring themes seems to be that all of us need to be reminded about the necessity of re-focusing our energy and taking personal time to rejuvenate, as well as how to be more efficient with the time that we have.  Writing down what is really important for us to achieve on a short- and long-term basis is extremely important. Having small groups where we are all held accountable to each other creates an environment where everyone can achieve a greater result.

The advantage to our clients is a positive experience during their transaction and a favorable outcome at the close of escrow.  By getting our agents together to share information, our clients benefit from the combined experience and skills of everyone involved.  Having someone else’s take on a situation or perspective on a transaction can be the difference between a successful closing and a property falling out of escrow.

Our goal setting and business planning workshops will bring success to our company, agents and clients.  The goal is to make ourselves aware of what it takes to succeed in the real estate arena, and then create an actionable strategy for accomplishing that goal.  Our new workshops are a critical element of our strategy for success.

Patti Brotherton is a 35-year industry veteran, former top producing agent and renowned business coach.  Every month she shares her take on current market conditions and future trends, as well as useful tips and proven strategies for success.

Client Service and Volunteer Work Drive Bryan and Allison Devore

Bryan and Allison Devore, of Prudential California Realty’s Carlsbad office, were recognized for their exceptional sales. The Devores ranked in the top 50 for the number of transactions conducted through the first two quarters of 2012, out of more than 1,300 Prudential agents in San Diego County.

“Bryan and Allison are always busy serving the interests of their clients but they never miss an opportunity to give back to their community,” says Ron Sanford, manager of Prudential Carlsbad. “Their high standards of personal integrity and extensive market knowledge have made them consistent award winners.”

In an appearance on Wheel of Fortune earlier this year, Bryan dedicated a portion of his winnings to Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit that helps treat and prevent child neglect and abuse in the San Diego community. Bryan and Allison were also instrumental in having a grant awarded to the charity by Prudential’s Charitable Foundation.

“It’s been an exciting year,” says Bryan, “because we have helped many wonderful clients and have been able to help support our friends at Casa de Amparo along the way.”

Bryan and Allison have specialized in the marketing and sale of residential properties for nearly a decade. They credit their success to their focus on the priorities of their clients and complex understanding of Rancho Carrillo, the community where they live and work.

To find out more about how to get involved with Casa de Amparo, please visit http://www.HelpCasaKids.com/. Bryan and Allison Devore can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Carlsbad office, at 760-918-9691, or via email at info@TheDevores.com.

Natasha Alexander and Charles Schevker Join Forces

Natasha Alexander and Charles Schevker of Prudential California Realty recently announced that they have formed a real estate team. “Since joining the La Jolla office on the exact same day three years ago, Natasha and I came to realize that our ethics and personal values were nearly identical,” comments Schevker.

Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla, noted that, “Charles and Natasha’s caring attitude and personal attention to detail will make them one of San Diego’s leading real estate teams. They are highly intelligent and motivated individuals with a passion for delivering efficient and responsive client services.”

Charles is a Certified Public Accountant who previously worked as a CFO for a Fortune 100 company. Natasha is a former high school teacher with a bachelor of science degree in Physics and Mathematics. For the past 14 years she has been an options trader with stock market derivatives.

Together, Charles and Natasha specialize in residential properties in La Jolla and the coastal areas of San Diego. Having built a solid base of clientele from all over North America, they believe their success is due to their focus on forging action plans aimed at facilitating the goals of their clients, along with their commitment to provide their buyers and sellers with proactive council and useful advice throughout the transaction process.

“It’s very rewarding to think that the energy and determination we apply to our business have been responsible for helping so many people realize their dreams,” says Natasha, who is fluent in Russian.

Natasha and Charles enjoy serving their community through their involvement with the La Jolla Town Council, St. John’s and Amicable Masonic Lodge, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, as well as St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church of San Diego and Beth El Synagogue in La Jolla.

Natasha Alexander and Charles Schevker may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-336-9051 or 858-449-8250, respectively; they may be reached via email at Nalexander@prusd.com, or Cschevker@san.rr.com. Visit their website at www.WeSellLaJolla.com

Gregg Neuman Named to Hall of Fame

In recognition of his community involvement and unprecedented achievements in the sales arena, Gregg Neuman of Prudential California Realty was recently inducted to The Real Estate Experts Hall of Fame. Neuman is a residential specialist who serves his clients from Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office.

“The leadership that Gregg provides for both our office and the local community has given him an impeccable reputation,” said Nelson White, manager of Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office. “His understanding of the real estate industry is unsurpassed.”

A co-leader of the Neuman & Neuman real estate team, Gregg Neuman is known for his focus on ethical business practices and commitment to continuously enhance the standard of service he offers his clients. Together with his business partner Debbie Neuman, and their team of elite buyer specialists and staff members, he has consistently ranked in the national top 10 for his sales production, out of more than 54,000 Prudential agents.

When asked about the secret to his success, Gregg explained that, “It’s always been our goal to anticipate the latest real estate trends by constantly researching the direction of the market. We are very aggressive when acting on our clients’ behalf and we do everything that we can to earn their trust.”

With over 62 years of combined experience in San Diego’s housing market, Gregg and Debbie Neuman provide a wealth of insights pertaining to local school districts, property values and neighborhood amenities. They donate their time, effort and funds to various charitable organizations on an ongoing basis.

Gregg and Debbie Neuman may be reached at 1-800-221-2210, via email at Gregg@SellSanDiego.com, or on the web at www.SellSanDiego.com

Rosamaria Acuña Sponsors Teddy Bear Drive for Sleepless San Diego

Rosamaria Acuña of Prudential California Realty hosted a Teddy Bear drive for her fellow Realtors at the Sixth Annual Sleepless San Diego benefit for the San Diego Rescue Mission. The overnight event was designed to raise awareness about the severity of homelessness in San Diego.

Participants in the event camped out under the stars in a fun and safe environment, raised funds and faced a series of simulated challenges similar to those experienced by the homeless community. “I would like to thank my clients and friends for their support and generosity,” says Rosamaria, a 24-year industry leader known for her passion for community service and vast understanding of real estate.

Rosamaria recently hosted her annual Fiesta Mexicana benefiting the Friends of Scott Foundation, a charity dedicated to help children with cancer and their families. “Real estate is really a labor of love for me, along with sharing and giving back to the community,” adds Rosamaria, who is fluent in Spanish.

Rosamaria holds the Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate, Real Estate Institute designations. Based in Prudential’s La Jolla office, she specializes in working with selective clientele from both the U.S. and overseas.

For registration information, or to find out how to donate, please contact Rosamaria Acuña at 619-890-2828, or via email at Acuña.Rosamaria@gmail.com. Information about the San Diego Rescue Mission can be found at www.SDRescue.org

Rosamaria Acuña Sponsors Cheer Section for Komen Walk

 

Prudential California Realty agent Rosamaria Acuña is hosting a cheering station for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure, on Friday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A consistent top producer, Rosamaria Acuña is inviting the community and her fellow agents to join her across the street from Prudential’s La Jolla office, and help show support for the walkers.

“People may not realize that there is still time to donate or sign up to provide assistance,” said Rosamaria. “I’m very excited about the chance to get the word out about this event and inspire the participants to success in such a worthy cause.”

This is the sixth consecutive year that Rosamaria has spearheaded a cheering section for the walk. “Last year was a lot of fun. We encouraged the walkers with warm smiles, high fives, balloons and boas, music, candies and displays of pink posters,” said Rosamaria.

Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla, commented that, “Rosamaria’s commitment to community service is only surpassed by her focus on serving her clients with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Though she maintains an incredibly busy schedule, she never misses an opportunity to help others.”

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. All of the proceeds benefit the foundation, which funds innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment.

Rosamaria is a 24-year industry leader who specializes in working with selective clientele from both the U.S. and overseas. She is fluent in Spanish and committed to constantly advancing her knowledge of the industry. A Certified Residential Specialist and a Graduate, Realtor Institute designated agent, Rosamaria is known for her community involvement and passion for helping others achieve their goals.

Contact Rosamaria Acuña through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-890-2828, or via email at Acuña.Rosamaria@gmail.com.

In Real Estate, Brand Reputation is Essential

prudential california realtyDavid M. Cabot, president and CEO, and Leeann Iacino, COO, of Prudential California Realty, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, recently presented the company’s vision for the future to their sales associates in San Diego, Orange County and Greater Los Angeles.

“In 2013, we will transition to the name of our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices®. We are very proud to be owned by Berkshire Hathaway and will be the only company in San Diego to carry this brand,” says Cabot.

The Berkshire Hathaway brand brings a proven combination of operational excellence, demonstrated integrity and the Berkshire Hathaway reputation—among the world’s most admired companies, according to a ranking by Forbes magazine in 2012. This will create the best and most respected real estate brokerage offering in the marketplace.

Prudential California RealtyLeeann Iacino introduced the company’s sales associates to the newly improved and refined technology and marketing tools, which are being unveiled in 2013. “With our partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, our agents, buyers and sellers will have global services and state of the art real estate tools at their fingertips. This will facilitate a worldwide home search or listing experience that far surpasses the services that are offered by our competitors,” notes Iacino.

“With the real estate market turning around and the Berkshire name entering the real estate arena, we are very optimistic and confident about the opportunity for growth in 2013 in Southern California,” adds Cabot.

For qualified real estate assistance, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

 

With 3,200 sales associates in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty represented over $9 billion in sales volume in 2011. Recognized as one of the top five brokerages in the nation, Prudential California Realty is one of the largest affiliates in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  HomeServices of America represented over $31 billion in residential real estate sales with 114,500 transactions in 2011 and closed more than $3 billion in home mortgages.

Prudential Takes up Fight against Cancer

By forming a team of agents and employees to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk that recently took place in Balboa Park, Prudential California Realty took a critical step in the fight to end cancer. With the support of their clients, friends and colleagues, Prudential’s Team San Diego raised over $1400 to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Though new to San Diego and the company, Prudential’s COO Leeann Iacino spearheaded the efforts to support the event. “Having a chance to help make a positive impact on the fight against breast cancer was very rewarding, and it was great to get out in the community and connect with our agents and employees. I would like to thank all of our volunteers for their support and dedication,” comments Iacino.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was created to give women and men an opportunity to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. All of the proceeds benefit the foundation, which funds innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment.

“Leeann really showcased her commitment to hit the ground running with her efforts to support this event,” notes David M. Cabot, president and CEO of Prudential. “She has a long history of volunteer work and community involvement, and we are proud to have her in the Prudential family.”

For more information about the charities and causes supported by Prudential California Realty, or to find out how to get involved, please visit www.TheCharitableFoundation.net. To contact the best qualified Realtor, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Prudential’s Charitable Foundation Serves the Community

As a result of fundraising efforts made by agents from Prudential California Realty, The Charitable Foundation recently donated nearly $5,000 to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). The funds were used to procure a brand new, restaurant quality stove for PATH’s Hollywood Center location, which houses between 60 and 80 residents.

Last fall the board of The Charitable Foundation cooked dinner for the residents at PATH’s Hollywood Center, initiating what has become a long-term commitment. Since then groups of approximately 10 to 12 agents and board members, from Prudential’s Los Feliz, Encino, Calabasas, Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills offices, have been cooking dinner at the center on an ongoing basis. The company’s Pasadena team is scheduled to visit on November 8.

Natalie Hill, director of The Charitable Foundation, commented that, “I would like to thank all of our agents and board members for volunteering their time for such a worthy cause, especially Barbara McDaniels, an agent and board member from the Calabasas office, and Greg Bender, a residential specialist with the Los Feliz office.”

Hill noted that McDaniels was instrumental in working with PATH to find the best possible stove to fit their needs. She also indicated that Bender has volunteered his time to serve as “Kitchen Manager” for nearly all of the foundation’s efforts to cook at the center.

“Our agents and board members have really enjoyed their experiences cooking for and serving the residents of PATH. We are happy to have formed an ongoing relationship with PATH and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the remarkable model they have created to break the cycle of homelessness,” adds Hill.

Backed by the dedicated agents at Prudential, The Charitable Foundation supports local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment. Officially known as Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation/Agent Community Outreach organization, the charity has provided over 1000 grants, in excess of $4 million, to make a beneficial and constructive impact on the community.

For more information about the charities and causes supported by Prudential California Realty, or to find out how to get involved, please visit www.TheCharitableFoundation.net.

Private View Home in San Clemente

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4114 Costero Risco, San Clemente

The stunning residence is located on a large level lot with sweeping westerly views as well as privacy. From the moment you walk into this masterfully crafted home you are welcomed with warm wood floors throughout combined with handcrafted millwork. The spacious kitchen is complete with massive center island crowned with granite, ample storage, and quality appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large breakfast nook, and secondary entryway for unloading the groceries. The great room features a custom entertainment center with surround sound speakers, custom bookshelves centered on the fireplace. In addition the lower level offers a separate bedroom or den with private bath as well as a separate exercise room. A custom staircase leads to the upper level spacious master suite, which has a private seating area, fireplace and a spa style custom bathroom. Every window has custom casements and plantation shutters. Don’t miss this wonderful home! Home is being offered at $1,095,000.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Jim Shockey at Prudential Realty at 949-300-0900 or email him at jim.shockey@pruoc.com. Jim looks forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding your dream property. His office is located at Two Ritz Carlton Dr. #201, Monarch Beach, Ca. 92629.

With over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the central coast, Prudential California is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate International network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of Home Services of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com

Prudential Welcomes Natalie K. Levi

Prudential California Realty announced today that Natalie Kraiem Levi has joined the company’s Sherman Oaks office. “Natalie is a highly intelligent and motivated individual,” said Gladys Azenzer, manager of the office. “She has a great work ethic and an understanding of the financial world that will serve her clients well.”

Levi is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and International Business. During her time at the university she was a part of the Dean’s Honors List, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honors Society.

Levi has always had a passion for real estate. Though she feels that her prior experience performing commercial property valuations was very rewarding, she wanted to have a career where she would be in charge of her own business. “I’m excited to pursue a more autonomous career, and I love the fact that my success is only limited to the amount of time and effort I apply to it. The sky is the limit,” says Levi. “Plus having the backing of an industry leader like Prudential was also very important. The company’s extensive support systems will help me provide my clients with a superior standard of service.”

Born and raised in Beverly Hills, Levi has a complex knowledge of the region’s neighborhoods, school districts and options for entertainment. Having been exposed to the jewelry business at a young age, as her father owns MK Diamonds and Jewelry, she is confident that her entrepreneurial and time management skills will facilitate a successful transition into real estate.

A member of the Em Habanim congregation, Levi is fluent in Hebrew and has a basic understanding of Spanish. She enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, cooking and traveling in her spare time.

Natalie Kraiem Levi may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Sherman Oaks office, at 310-309-9299, or via email at Natalieklevi@yahoo.com.

Phil Immel Named to Board of Ocean Institute

Phil Immel of Prudential California Realty was recently named to the board of directors of the Ocean Institute. The announcement came as a result of a unanimous decision, in recognition of Immel’s commitment to ecology and community service.

“Being named to the board of the Ocean Institute is a great honor,” said Immel. “I am excited about the opportunity to help such a great cause.”

The Ocean Institute works to inspire people from all generations to become responsible stewards of the world’s oceans. By maintaining numerous educational facilities, the institute provides children aged K-12 with a chance to benefit from a broad range of marine science, environmental and maritime history programs.

Phil Immel is a veteran agent with 36 years of experience. His reputation as a real estate expert has made him a highly sought-after contributor for various media outlets, including Fox News, the Orange County Register, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, and the Chapman University Economic Report aired on PBS.

Immel is a graduate of San Diego State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate. Having been locally and nationally recognized as the “Real Estate Guru,” he is known for his commitment to offer straight talk and objective guidance about multiple aspects of the industry.

A director of Prudential’s Luxury Properties division, Immel credits his extensive track record of success in real estate to his focus on continuously advancing his knowledge. He maintains an online library of real estate information, at www.RealEstateGuru.com.

Phil Immel can be reached through Prudential California Realty’s Ritz Cove or Beverly Hills offices, at 949-212-7676, or via email at Phil@RealEstateGuru.com. Visit him on the web at www.RealEstateGuru.com, or www.ImmelTeam.com.

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 With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate (BRK.A, BRK.B). For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Dana Point Home Boasts Panoramic Ocean Views and Wood Cabinetry

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67 San Raphael, Dana Point

Upon entering the home you are welcomed by a panoramic ocean view which reaches from Monarch Bay to the hillsides above Dana Point Harbor. In addition to the sweeping ocean vistas, the home has been enlarged, and completely remodeled from the front door to the ocean facing balcony. Solid Cherry wood cabinetry is the hallmark of the full feature kitchen surrounding the large granite topped island. The great room features expansive custom view windows which frame the Pacific’s blue waters! Each bathroom is enhance with handsome Maple wood cabinetry along with granite counters, custom lighting, and selected fine finishes. Additional millwork offers storage for books, dishware, or savored keepsakes. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, a den or home office is a bonus for those requiring workspace. By stepping onto the balcony you are introduced to a Zen style garden with free form inlaid stone finishes and water tolerant plantings. Home being offered at $1,295,000.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Jim Shockey at Prudential Realty at 949-300-0900 or email him at jim.shockey@pruoc.com. Jim looks forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding your dream property. His office is located at Two Ritz Carlton Dr #201, Monarch Beach, Ca. 92629

Local Animals in Need Cast Their Vote for Prudential’s Chili

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Prudential Staff at the the Laguna Beach Chili Cookoff

As a Gold sponsor for the Sixteenth Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-Off, Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Beach office, Homeservices Lending and Pickford Escrow gave a large number of animals in need a reason to celebrate. The event was presented by the Laguna Board of Realtors to benefit the Blue Bell Cat Foundation, Animal Crackers, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Guests of the fundraiser had the opportunity to enjoy delicious pots of chili cooked by Prudential’s Judy Blossom team, including Rikki Daniels and Janet Proctor. The courtyard at Tivoli Too provided a spectacular setting for the event, which was co-chaired by Suzanne Taylor.

“The cook-off is such a fun event to be a part of and seeing all of the pets out on parade is a fantastic reminder of what this event is helping to do,” said Taylor, a residential specialist with Prudential’s Laguna Beach office. “For many of us, our pets are members of the family and these charities strive to give animals a chance at a better life.”

Prudential Laguna Beach is led by Jim Vermilya, a long term resident of the area and a 35-year veteran of the real estate industry. He commented that, “It’s really gratifying to see how willing our agents and staff are to show their generosity and support for such a worthy cause. I am always proud to be involved with this and our charitable foundation  that supports  a number of different charities in our coastal market.”

For information about future charitable events, or for qualified real estate assistance, please contact Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Beach office, at 949-499-5900.

Gutierrez and the NFL Greats Support Challenged Athletes and Underprivileged Youth

la jolla real estate agentCarlos Gutierrez, of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, recently hosted a fundraising event for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the Marshall Faulk Foundation, at Tony Roma’s in Pacific Beach. Over 200 people attended the event, which raised over $8 thousand for the two charities through an exciting live auction and featured appearances by several of the challenged athletes, NFL Legend Marshall Faulk, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton and San Diego Charger Steven Gregory.

Widely acknowledged as a hero to the San Diego community, Faulk is known for his career as a running back for San Diego State University and later, for the St. Louis Rams, where he won the Super Bowl and the coveted Most Valuable Player award. He established the Marshall Faulk Foundation to enrich the lives of underprivileged youth by helping them to build character and a stronger self-image through education and sports.

Guided by a similar purpose, the CAF is dedicated to help individuals with challenges overcome the barriers that keep them from achieving their dreams. By providing opportunities and support, the CAF helps people with physical disabilities pursue active lifestyles and find success in life.

“Helping people better their lives and find their own piece of paradise is a very rewarding experience,” said Gutierrez, who leads a team of real estate sales professionals.

Gutierrez has excelled in his real estate career by leveraging his extensive background in marketing and public relations to deliver optimal sales prices for his clients. He maintains a vast network of colleagues and industry connections, from title representatives, escrow officers and contractors, to accountants, decorators, and financial planners, to facilitate effortless transactions and assist in his mission to provide comprehensive and detail-oriented client service.

Carlos Gutierrez can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office at 858-864-8741, via email at CarlosG@ParadiseFoundSD.com, or through his website, at www.ParadiseFoundSD.com.

Prudential Welcomes Art Perera

Joe Campagna, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Coronado offices, is pleased to announce that Art Perera has joined his team. “Art brings many years of experience in sales and marketing to his real estate career,” says Campagna. “His communication skills and attention to detail will ensure his clients receive an exceptional standard of representation.”

Over the course of the 10 years he spent as a specialist in the sale of high-end technologies, Perera acquired a talent for negotiating and an ability to quickly assess the needs of his clients. Now that he has transitioned into real estate, he believes that the array of skills he developed in his previous career will allow him to match his buyers with the perfect home to fit their current and future goals.

Perera also believes that his understanding of marketing and negotiating, along with his in-depth knowledge of technology, will afford his sellers with a significant advantage. “My proficiency with the latest technologies not only ensures that I can provide my clients with rapid responses to their questions and useful research, it also allows me to quickly market their properties across a wide variety of media destinations,” comments Perera.

Having traveled extensively, Perera is highly adept at conversing with people of vastly differing cultures and backgrounds. He has lived in places as far apart as New Guinea and Holland, and has visited England, Germany, Syria, Canada, Thailand, Switzerland and Mexico.

Perera relocated to the Coronado Cays area from San Jose six months ago. He explained that his decision to join Prudential was motivated by the company’s expansive marketing presence and advanced training programs, as well as the veteran leadership of Joe Campagna.

Art Perera may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Coronado Village office, at 619-609-9062, or via email at art.d.perera@prusd.com.

Prudential’s Carlos Gutierrez Emcees Charity Comedy Show

la jolla real estate agentCarlos Gutierrez of Prudential California Realty recently emceed The Live Well Project’s Third Annual Comedy Show fundraiser, at Bare Back Grill in Downtown San Diego. With performances by comedians Monique Marvez and Kyle Fitzgerald, and more than $9,000 raised to benefit The Live Well Project, the show was a tremendous success.

The show was hosted by D-Lux Events and featured a live silent auction. “I would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for making this happen,” said Michelle Weinstein, co-founder of The Live Well Project. “This donation will make a difference in the lives of countless young girls.”

The Live Well Project is dedicated to empowering young women with the knowledge and confidence they need to build strong lives for themselves. Through a variety of educational seminars centered on how to create a healthy lifestyle, exercise groups and donations from fitness-related businesses, the charity helps young women in crisis find a brighter future.

“My involvement with The Live Well Project has been incredibly rewarding,” said Gutierrez, who has co-hosted the show since its inception.

Gutierrez is a residential specialist who is based in Prudential’s La Jolla office. A native of San Diego, he has a complex understanding of the region’s schools, property values and neighborhoods. Gutierrez is widely known for his work with the Marshall Faulk Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, the USO, the Epilepsy Foundation and various other charities.

For information about The Live Well Project, visit www.TheLiveWellProject.org.

For information about San Diego real estate, visit www.MontezumaProperties.com. Carlos Gutierrez may be reached at 858-551-3380, or via email at CarlosG@MontezumaProperties.com.

Prudential’s Debbie Giometti Heads up Drive for US Sailors in Need

Debbie Giometti of Prudential California Realty is coordinating a drive to benefit US sailors and their families, from now until November 11, 2012. Donations ranging from toys and gently used articles of clothing, to gift cards for local grocery stores and retail centers are being accepted at Prudential’s offices in Coronado, at 101 Orange Avenue and 955 Orange Avenue, every day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

“My husband is a retired US Navy SEAL and he recently alerted me to the fact that some of our junior sailors earn less than $19 thousand a year,” said Giometti. “This obviously makes it very difficult to care for a spouse or serve the needs of a growing family here in San Diego. Plus I don’t think that many people realize our sailors also augment our forces on the ground, often for a year at a time, and typically wearing over 70 pounds of gear.”

Giometti serves buyers and sellers of real estate from her base of operations at Prudential’s Coronado Village office. A former sales and marketing manager for what is now Embassy Suites, she excelled as a result of her talent for developing positive solutions, attention to detail and focus on providing prompt, information-rich communications.

“Debbie’s commitment to community service and high standards of personal integrity make me proud to have her on our team,” stated Joe Campagna, manager of Prudential’s Coronado offices.

“I love the idea that my efforts will make a positive impact on a young sailor who is defending our freedom every day and night,” added Giometti. “The sense of fulfillment that comes from helping other people is the same reason I decided to become a Realtor.”

For more information, please contact Debbie Giometti at 858-472-5293, or via email at DebbieGiometti@gmail.com.

Prudential Agents Close Highest La Jolla Sale this Year

la jolla real estate agentTwo of San Diego’s more discerning buyers and sellers recently chose Judy Elsberry and Todd Bloom of Prudential California Realty to represent them during their transaction, the highest in La Jolla this year. Elsberry represented the seller and Bloom represented the buyer of the estate, which is sited on approximately 0.73 acres of land.

The French Normandy style home took five years to build, as wood beams for the construction were imported from France and everything was hand-made. Workers from South Africa were brought in to complete a thatched roof over one of the rooms, and there are a number of intricately crafted mosaics within the approximately 10,000 square foot interior.

“The amount of care and attention that the sellers applied to ensure that everything in this home was completely authentic is nothing short of amazing,” said Elsberry, a 38-year industry veteran. “This is without question one of the top five best homes in La Jolla.”

Bloom agreed, adding that, “There is no way that this home could be replaced for less than $20 million, and that’s not even taking the value of the land into account.”

Constructed with a focus on privacy and security, the estate offers world-class finishes, heated stone and wood floors, and direct gated beach access. Retractable walls provide a seamless transition to the outdoor living spaces, which include lighted lawns and rose gardens, as well as four oceanfront patios and decks.

Judy Elsberry is a luxury market expert who works strictly on a referral basis. She credits her longevity and success in real estate to her sense of discretion, local knowledge and commitment to further and protect the interests of her clients.la jolla realtor

“This was one of the smoothest transactions in which I’ve been involved,” added Bloom, a Luxury Properties Specialist. “Judy’s experience was key, and having everything in-house was essential. Our administrative team here in the La Jolla office is highly trained, and having the backing of an industry leader like Prudential is always helpful.”

A previous recipient of the McNaught-Davis/Knox award, Todd Bloom has consistently been honored for his sales production and client service. He is a founding member of The La Jolla Community Foundation, and his background in San Diego real estate spans more than 23 years.

Judy Elsberry may be contacted at 858-459-0501, or via email at JudyElsberry@san.rr.com. Todd Bloom may be contacted at 858-551-3385, or via email at tbloom@prusd.com. For information about career opportunities, please visit www.PrudentialCal.com.

Prudential Laguna Beach Honored for Sales

Prudential Real Estate Affiliates recently honored the Laguna Beach office for ranking in the top three for sales production through the first two quarters, out of all of the company’s offices in the western region of the US with a minimum of 21 agents and a maximum of 40 agents. The office opened 14 escrows during just the first 10 days of September, with an average sale price of nearly $2.4 million. The price range of the listings was between $1,090,000 and $4,295,000.

“We have a number of top producers here who constantly display a commitment to help their colleagues deliver a positive result for their clients,” stated Jim Vermilya, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Laguna Beach office, when asked to explain the success of his team.

“With the customer service provided by our agents, combined with our support systems that are provided to us by Prudential, the effect is a superior standard of representation for our buyers and sellers,” said Vermilya, a long-term Laguna Beach resident who is known for his accessibility as a manager.

“During the first 10 days of September, our agents in the Laguna Beach office opened 14 escrows with an average sale price of nearly $2.4 million,” added Vermilya. “This includes our sales from every city in Southern Orange County.”

Founded as an agent-centric organization, Prudential provides its sales team with a wide array of resources and tools—all focused on enriching the client experience. The company has consistently reinvested its earnings to give agents access to advanced technology, innovative marketing programs, in-house attorneys and a local, national and global referral network.

Over the course of his 35 years in real estate, Vermilya has built an excellent reputation as a result of his community involvement and talent for coaching real estate professionals. His experience encompasses multiple aspects of the industry, from development and investment projects to condominium conversions and lending organizations.

To find out more about career opportunities, or to contact a qualified Realtor, please call 949-499-5900.

Patricia Gonzalez Brings Experience and Negotiating Skills to Prudential

Marilyn Simon, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Pasadena office, is pleased to welcome Patricia Gonzalez to her team. “Patty is an experienced professional with a complex knowledge of how to manage rental and investment properties,” explains Simon. “Her passion for the real estate industry and talent for negotiating have given her an impeccable reputation in our community.”

Gonzalez credits the teachings of her family for giving her a belief in the value of real estate as an investment, as well as an ability to quickly evaluate a home’s physical condition and market value. Some of her fondest memories from her childhood include touring potential investment and rental properties with her father.

“Real estate has always been a family tradition,” says Gonzalez. “There’s nothing that compares to it in terms of a strategy for creating long-term financial stability. My father passed away when I was 15 but he left us with five rental properties. The implications of what he did for us have been incredible. Mom was able to raise all four of us and send us all to college based on the income from his investments.”

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Gonzalez has a background in contract negotiations for the healthcare industry that spans more than 20 years. She began her career in real estate marketing and sales 11 years ago, to help people achieve the goal of home ownership, realize the maximum possible return on their investments and chart a path for generating wealth.

“I love working directly with people in sales,” says Gonzalez, “and I love utilizing my negotiating skills to help them receive an optimal result for their transactions.”

Gonzalez was raised in Glendale and is fluent in Spanish. She has three sons and enjoys volunteering her time at their schools. A member of the Pasadena Pacers, Gonzalez has run two marathons and many half marathons with Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Patty Gonzalez can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Pasadena office, at 626-232-0081, or via email at PattyGonzalez@prula.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, The Real Estate Industry Game Changer

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and Brookfield Asset Management announced today that they have partnered to introduce Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – a new premium franchise brand that joins the existing brands and affiliate networks including Prudential Real Estate nationwide.

The announcement of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices signals a defining moment in real estate.  It unites the strengths of two industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and integrity.  With a vision to become the most respected and valued company in the real estate market, this powerful new network will exemplify the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway – among Fortune’s 2012 most admired companies – in the real estate space.

Prudential California Realty, a wholly owned company of HomeServices, is honored to be part of this game changing strategy. “The power of HomeServices and Berkshire Hathaway is unmatched in our industry.  The national and international reach for our sales associates will be unparalleled”  said David M. Cabot, President & CEO.

Adds Leeann Iacino, COO of Prudential California Realty, “This announcement represents an extraordinary opportunity for our clients, and our sales associates, that is second to none. We are so proud to be associated with the combined strength that Berkshire Hathaway and HomeServices represents in this real estate industry game changing announcement”.

Since the inception of HomeServices 15 years ago it has been an ongoing plan to grow as a national brand, this escalates this opportunity. HomeServices will continue to identify companies for acquisitions in other markets locally, nationally and internationally.

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices passion for our industry will redefine the future of real estate and the American Dream”, said Iacino.

It’s a new day for the housing market.

With almost 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty represented over $9 billion in sales volume in 2011.  Recognized as one of the top five brokerages in the nation and one of the largest affiliates in the Prudential Real Estate international network, Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  HomeServices of America represented almost $32 billion in residential real estate sales with 114,500 transactions in 2011 and closed over $3 billion in home mortgages.

Newly Constructed Home Offers a Rich Coastal Lifestyle

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Dina Williams of Prudential California Realty has listed a stylish contemporary home with three bedrooms plus den, generous loft and four bathrooms, for $1,249,000.  Located in downtown Huntington Beach, this home offers easy access to the beach and Main Street with all of its shopping centers and restaurants.

The home is filled with light by numerous windows and designed around a spacious and secluded central courtyard.  There is an enclosed front patio, and the living room includes a large gas fireplace.

The kitchen is sleek and modern, with top of the line stainless steel appliances, rich cabinetry and natural Cambria quartz countertops.  Open to the dining room, the kitchen also features a center island, designer fixtures and a custom backsplash.

One of the secondary bedrooms has a sunny private balcony, and the master suite includes a freestanding tub and a walk-in closet.  A relaxing and airy retreat, the third floor loft is adjacent to an expansive deck with an outdoor fireplace.

With a recent price reduction, an attached two-car garage and a main floor den and adjacent bath with generous shower with exterior access, this home is an excellent opportunity.

For more information, please contact Dina Williams at 949.481.4170, or via e-mail at DinaWilliams@pruoc.com.

Prudential’s Rookie Boot Camp a Benefit to Agents and Clients

prudential mission viejoBroker Associate Linda Scarberry of Prudential California Realty is leveraging her 17 years of experience in real estate to lead a Rookie Boot Camp training program for new agents. The eight week informational series, which is being offered at Prudential’s Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch offices, details a variety of topics pertaining to real estate.

“It’s a pleasure to offer this course to our new agents as a benefit of their affiliation with Prudential,” notes Scarberry, manager of the company’s Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch offices. “We strongly believe in the importance of matching our sales team with the resources and tools they need to develop their skills and grow their business.”

Scarberry further explained that, “Giving our new agents access to hands-on training is a way for us to ensure that our buyers and sellers have a positive experience with their transaction. Agents have homework ranging from creating comparative market analyses to writing contract scenarios.  We build their agent tool box with knowledge and confidence.”

The Rookie Boot Camp is only a facet of Prudential’s training and development program. A comprehensive series of real estate courses are offered at the company’s regional training centers in Irvine and San Diego. There is a mentor program, and networking events with keynote speakers from various segments of Southern California’s real estate market are held on an ongoing basis.

Scarberry is a former top producing agent and executive vice president of sales and marketing for a new home builder. Over the years she has built a solid reputation based on her business acumen and talent for helping real estate professionals chart a path to their success, along with her complex understanding of the local marketplace.

For information about career opportunities, please call Linda Scarberry at 949-635-1121. For more information about Prudential California Realty, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

 

Local Expert Suzanne Frias Joins Prudential Newport Beach

Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Suzanne Frias to the company’s team of professionals in the Newport Beach office. “Suzanne has many years of experience in residential sales and a talent for working with people,” notes Scott MacDonald, manager of the office. “She is an asset to our office and to every client she assists.”

As a native of coastal Orange County with family roots dating to the early 1900s, Frias has witnessed the growth and development of the region. She credits her childhood experiences for giving her a firsthand knowledge of Orange County’s diverse neighborhoods and subdivisions, as well as a complex understanding of local school districts, property values and service providers.

Frias explained that her parents were instrumental to her retaining her proficiency with the Spanish language, as they were elders in Spanish speaking churches. She also believes that the time she spent studying abroad in Madrid, which was the result of a scholarship she earned through the University of California, was essential to her efforts to refine her skills.

“It’s very gratifying to help my clients who are new to Orange County learn how to pronounce and interpret the Spanish names of our cities and streets,” says Frias, “and I love sharing my knowledge of our area to help my clients find the perfect home to fit their needs. We truly live on the Golden Coast.”

Frias graduated from the University of California Irvine’s School of Social Sciences and first obtained her real estate license in 1986. “My true passion has always been real estate,” adds Frias, “and I’m excited to begin a new chapter of my career with Prudential. The range of marketing systems and technology provided by the company to its agents have made it a leader in our industry.”

Suzanne Frias can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 714-273-9007, or via email at SuzanneFrias1@yahoo.com.

We Can Move the Market Forward—Together

The information is out there.  We have been hearing it on the television and radio, reading about it in the paper and seeing articles on the internet.  Everyone seems to agree that things are getting better.  The market seems to have recovered and it could drastically improve if we all do our part, but how do we make this happen?

Let’s start by encouraging our clients on the low end of the market to consider selling their homes.  When there is more inventory to sell in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, then we will have more buyers looking to purchase homes between $400,000 and $600,000.  When those properties sell, then we will see more sales in the $800,000 to $1,200,000 range, and so on.

The desire to move into a bigger home or a home with more amenities and a nicer location has always been a driving force in our industry.  To put it simply, moving into a better place is a goal for many people.

Now is definitely the time for us to encourage our clients to think about selling and moving into a nicer home.  There are a large number of buyers out there right now but there isn’t anything to sell to them.  We are seeing more homes receive multiple offers than we have in years!

What does this mean for our sellers?  There is a stronger opportunity for them to get a great price for their property today than in recent times.  What does this mean for our buyers?  There are more properties on the market for them to choose from.

All of the statistics and data point to the fact that this is a good time for everyone.  This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, however it is good to stress that, as agents and real estate professionals, we can actually control the pace at which our local markets recover.  This starts with us bringing more inventory into the marketplace.  There are not many times in life where it’s possible for an individual to exert such a profound influence on a larger system, but this is one of those times.

The communication between our offices right now is very strong.  Our agents have been working together to learn about new properties coming onto the market, and our managers and employees have been very enthusiastic in their efforts to facilitate this process.  This has made a huge impact on our sales.  Our buyers are very happy to find properties at the first opportunity and our sellers are happy to see that we are in contact with so many ready, willing and able buyers.

Everything has been positive and we are making a concerted effort to bring more properties to the market.  We can move the market forward if we keep our clients informed about the state of their local markets, so they can prepare and make the best possible decision for their individual circumstances.  By working together, we can change our real estate economy.

Patti Brotherton is a 35-year industry veteran, former top producing agent and renowned business coach.  Every month she shares her take on current market conditions and future trends, as well as useful tips and proven strategies for success.

Nichole Story Working to Clothe Orange County’s Homeless Population

Join Prudential California Realty agent Nichole Story and her team in their Third Annual Coat and Winter Clothes drive, which runs until October 31, 2012. Articles of clothing are being accepted at Prudential’s Newport Beach office, at 1400 Newport Center Drive, Suite 200, as well as the company’s office in Corona Del Mar, at 3301 East Pacific Coast Highway.

Story explained that Prudential donated a large portion of the coats from last year’s drive to homeless people in Santa Ana. “This year will not only benefit the homeless but also less fortunate families throughout Orange County. As always we are grateful to anyone who is willing to help,” comments Story.

A constant award winner since she entered the industry, Story credits her success to her focus on advancing her skills and in-depth knowledge of the local market. Having earned referrals and trust from an expansive base of clientele, she is known for her tenacious work ethic and community involvement, as well as her commitment to facilitate the goals of her clients.

“I love having the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life,” said Story, who previously worked for several nonprofit organizations. “The feeling that comes from helping people was what originally motivated me to become a Realtor.”

Story has a degree in Marketing and Economics. As the leader of a team of elite professionals, she provides attentive and thorough representation for clients with a wide array of needs.

Nichole Story can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Corona Del Mar office, at 949-375-9981, via email at Nichole.Story@yahoo.com, or on the web at www.NicholeStory.com.

Solana Beach Home with Views and Numerous Upgrades

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604 Santa Carina, Solana Beach

Gracinda Maier of Prudential California Realty has listed a single story home with three bedrooms and commanding views of the surrounding hillsides.  Set on an expansive private lot nearby the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, as well as numerous options for shopping and dining, this home provides a convenient and relaxing lifestyle.

An attractive set of double doors open to this home’s inviting interior, which includes newer windows and a flowing, modern floor plan.  The living room offers vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, and the updated kitchen is open to the family room.

In the living room and family room, sliding glass doors provide light and access to the home’s secluded backyard.  Surrounded by lush mature landscaping, the backyard features a covered patio for alfresco dining, a Jacuzzi tub, a fountain and a fire pit with built-in seating.

All of the doors in this home have recently been replaced, and all of the bedroom windows have shutters.  The master bathroom has dual sinks, and one of the secondary bedrooms has a Murphy bed that the seller is willing to remove according to the preference of the buyer.

The home is being offered at $849,000.  For more information, please contact Gracinda Maier at 858-395-2949, or via e-mail at Gracinda@Gracinda.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Acuña’s Fiesta Mexicana to Benefit Children with Cancer

In recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Prudential California Realty agent Rosamaria Acuña is inviting the public to attend Fiesta Mexicana, a fundraiser for the Friends of Scott Foundation, on Wednesday, September 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town. The event will feature live music from Cantua, Mariachis, Folklorico dancing, tastings from Tequila Fortaleza, and appetizers from Casa Guadalajara—all for a low admission price of $20 which is tax deductible.

The Friends of Scott Foundation was founded in memory of Scott Delgadillo, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of age 14. The foundation’s funds are used to help children with cancer and their families by offering emotional and financial support. Proceeds from the fiesta help create wonderful events for the children and their families as well as help fund college scholarships.

Rosamaria has been hosting events for the foundation for many years, with great success.  “These events are important to raise public awareness and funds for the needs of children with cancer and their families. They also serve as a reminder that cancer affects everyone regardless of age,” adds Rosamaria. “We do hope many people will come and show their support for such a worthy cause.”

For ticket information, or to volunteer please contact Rosamaria at 619-890-2828, or via email at Acuña.Rosamaria@gmail.com.

Rosamaria is a 24-year industry leader known for her community involvement and comprehensive understanding of real estate. She is fluent in Spanish and specializes in working with selective clientele from both the U.S. and overseas. Rosamaria holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation and the Graduate, Real Estate Institute designation.

Dana Point Home for Sale: 9 Monaco

9 Monaco, Dana Point

Perfectly positioned on an approximately 18,000 square foot lot, this approximately 3600 square  foot  custom home was built in 1996. While overlooking Monarch Beach and the St. Regis, this unique 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom estate offers an opportunity that is unequalled! Inspired by the architecture of the Ritz Carlton hotel, the 2 story tall Palladium window and hand crafted spiral staircase leads to sweeping vistas from the massive balcony. Every detail of this home has been carefully crafted. The domed ceilings cast light onto the stone floors below,  while walls of glass open onto everlasting vistas. The estate sized lot combined with mature landscaping provides solitude, while other amenities include a private pool and view gazebo.

 Seller will entertain offers  priced between  $1,900,000 – $2,200,000. 

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Jim Shockey at Prudential Realty at 949-300-0900 or email him at jim.shockey@pruoc.com.  Jim looks forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding your dream property.  His office is located at Two Ritz Carlton Dr. #201, Monarch Beach, Ca. 92629

With over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the central coast, Prudential California is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate International network.  Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of Home Services of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com

Caravan Brings Maximum Value to Prudential’s Buyers and Sellers

Patti Brotherton of Prudential California Realty recently gathered Orange County’s leading real estate professionals together at 64 Marbella, an architectural masterpiece with commanding ocean views, for an invitation-only networking event. Cristie St. James and Markus Canter of the company’s Beverly Hills office were the featured speakers for the event, which was co-hosted by Pickford Escrow and HomeServices Lending.

 

“In terms of creating exposure for the sellers of 64 Marbella, the value provided by our Orange County Collection Caravan might seem obvious,” said Brotherton, Prudential’s Regional Vice President of Orange County. “What lies beneath is the value that this event provides for our luxury buyers and sellers in general. Events like these give our top agents a chance to not only exchange their lists of ‘haves and needs’ but also a chance to share ideas aimed at better serving their clients.”

 

Directors of Prudential’s Luxury Division, St. James and Canter discussed the strategies that have them on track for a phenomenal year in Beverly Hills, a market that could only be described as extremely competitive. They attributed a portion of their success to their ability to develop innovative marketing campaigns, combined with their sense of accountability to their clients and commitment to ethical business practices.

 

With a stunning circular design, large windows and expansive walls of glass, the estate at 64 Marbella delivers panoramic views of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room.  Designed for both resort-style living and rock star entertaining, this contemporary home features grand open spaces and approximately 6,800 square feet of living space.

 

Located in a guard gated community, the home includes a gourmet kitchen with ocean views and cutting-edge appliances.  A hidden panel in the pantry reveals a theater room with a 13’ screen and seating for nine; a retractable glass wall in the downstairs entertaining area opens to a landscaped rear patio with a 12 person infinity spa.

 

The estate is being offered at $2,899,900, by Calley O’Henley and Michael DiPilla.

 

For more information about 64 Marbella or Prudential California Realty, please visit www.PrudentialCal.com

Oceanfront Home with a Stylish Remodeled Interior

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907 Buena Vista Unit C, San Clemente

Giulietta Fox Wilson of Prudential California Realty has listed a three bedroom condominium with an open floor plan and spectacular views from nearly every room.  Recently remodeled, this home features an array of quality materials and finishes throughout its approximately 2,000 square feet of indoor living space.

A three-sided fireplace provides warmth and an attractive focal point for the living room, kitchen and breakfast nook.  Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the home with light and showcase endless views of the San Clemente Pier, Catalina Island and Pacific Ocean.

Open to the formal dining room, the kitchen offers slab counters, custom maple cabinetry and top of the line appliances.  There is an oversized service bar with counter seating, and the adjacent breakfast nook opens to a sunny view deck for relaxing with coffee.

All of the bedrooms include a private view patio, accessed by a French sliding glass door unit.  The spacious master bathroom has been extensively remodeled with high end fixtures, making it comfortable and luxurious.

Located in a four unit complex, the home also includes an attached two car garage with epoxy floors.  “With the gated motor court and the size of the complex, this really has the feel of a detached single family home,” says Giulietta, an 18-year industry veteran.

Offered at $2,500,000.

For pricing information, or to find a home with similar qualities, please contact Giulietta Fox-Wilson at 949-234-5697, via email at Fox@ExploreHomesOnline.com, or on the web at www.ExploreHomesOnline.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Cheryl Perez a Great Addition to Prudential

west Hollywood real estateAfter building four years of experience in the real estate industry, Cheryl Perez has joined Prudential California Realty’s West Hollywood office. Having previously worked in event planning and catering, Perez is comfortable dealing with a diverse group of clients as well as providing exceptional consulting.

Whether Perez is researching investment properties or taking a new listing, she takes care in understanding her clients’ needs and educating them on the current market. Fred Coleman, manager of Prudential’s West Hollywood office, comments, “Cheryl is simultaneously a calming force and a determined negotiator for her clients. Buyers and sellers alike will definitely feel comfortable in Cheryl’s capable hands.”

Perez relocated to Santa Clarita two years ago from West Hollywood, an area she called home for nine years. She has also lived in Chicago, where she studied at Northwestern University. Seeing the success of several family members in the real estate industry, Perez decided to take that path for herself. In her early twenties, she started purchasing investment properties and quickly realized the benefits of investing in real estate.

On the hunt for a dynamic team, Perez felt at home at Prudential’s West Hollywood office. “The individuals in my office are hardworking, high energy agents. I immediately felt at home with them. I could also tell that Fred had forged strong relationships with his team members,” Perez explains.

Outside of real estate, Perez and her husband continue to run their catering business. “Cooking is a big hobby of mine and so are Feng Shui and crafting, but nothing can compete with my family. The best way for me to recharge my batteries is to spend time with my husband and two kids,” Perez says.

Cheryl Perez can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s West Hollywood office at 323.365.0206, or via email at cherylp@prula.com.

Legends of Real Estate Appear on CBS Radio

bob mccormickBob McCormick of the “Money 101” radio show recently asked Phil Immel of Prudential California Realty and Leslie Appleton-Young to share their insights about the California real estate market, in a live two hour segment that aired on KNX 1070 AM and KFWB 980 AM.

Phil Immel is a 36-year industry veteran who has been locally and nationally recognized as the “Real Estate Guru.” Leslie Appleton-Young is the vice president and chief economist at the California Association of Realtors.

The segment was taped in the CBS radio studio and featured a question and answer session, as listeners called in for advice about the best possible course of action based on their individual circumstances and goals. As a result of the popularity of the show, a number of clips were periodically rebroadcasted in markets across Southern California.

Immel has been a monthly guest and contributor on the show for the past three years. He coined and trademarked the “Real Estate Guru” name seven years ago to showcase his passion for providing consumers with objective guidance and proven strategies for achieving success in real estate.

“My goal has always been to provide my clients with straight talk about the best way to buy and sell real estate,” says Immel, who earned a Real Estate degree from SDSU. “This is not about fluff or a sales pitch. It’s reality real estate, not necessarily what people want to know but what they need to know.”

Immel maintains offices at Prudential Ritz Cove and Prudential Beverly Hills, as a facet of his mission to offer highly efficient and responsive client service. A licensed broker since the age of 19 and a director of Prudential’s Luxury Division, his no-nonsense approach to real estate has earned him numerous sales awards and an impeccable reputation.

Phil Immel can be reached at 949-212-7676, or via email at Phil@RealEstateGuru.com. Visit him on the web at www.RealEstateGuru.com, or www.ImmelTeam.com.

Real Estate Veteran Chad Martin Joins Prudential

Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, is pleased to welcome Chad Martin to her team. “Chad’s inherent knowledge of real estate and years of practical experience are backed by a solid educational background,” said Marcellino. “His belief in the importance of client satisfaction makes him an excellent fit for the culture in our office.”

A residential specialist since 1989, Martin graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Real Estate. He entered the industry to follow in the footsteps of his father, a development broker for over 40 years, and his mother, an escrow officer for more than 25 years.

Having earned a reputation for securing exceptional results for his clients, Martin credits his success to his complex understanding of property valuation, talent for negotiating and ability to develop highly effective marketing campaigns. A broker associate, he is known for his passion for continuing education and focus on researching every aspect of his clients’ transactions.

Leveraging his extensive knowledge of the financial arena, Martin helps his clients identify the best possible mortgage based on their individual circumstances. “My success has been a result of my service-oriented business philosophy,” explains Martin. “This involves offering a three percent commission to an agent representing a buyer for one of my listings, in addition to promoting homes to my network of professional alliances and creative approach to marketing, which ensures that my sellers’ homes receive maximum exposure.”

Martin is a registered REO and HUD Broker with experience in the marketing and sale of bank owned properties. In his spare time he enjoys racing mountain bikes, surfing and being “Uncle Chad” to his eight year old niece.

Chad Martin can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, directly at 858-900-5900, or via email at ChadMartin@prusd.com.

Luxury Estate with Panoramic Ocean Views

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41 Marbella, San Clemente

Bryan and Siobhan Ulnick of Prudential California Realty have listed a spacious Mediterranean estate with captivating views of Catalina Island and Pacific Ocean, for $2,795,000.  Modern and sophisticated, this home features walnut floors, a large home office and approximately 5,600 square feet of living space.

With a sweeping staircase and 20’ ceilings in the foyer, and separate dining and living rooms, this home creates a perfect atmosphere for formal occasions.  The stylish open kitchen makes serving dinner parties a relaxing affair, with state of the art appliances including a 134-bottle wine refrigerator.  There is a designer backsplash, and the etched granite countertops serve as an attractive complement to the custom wood cabinets.

Numerous picture windows and glass doors grace this home, allowing for sit-down vistas of the ocean and city lights from many of the rooms.  The master bedroom suite has a private view deck, as well as an oversized retreat with a fireplace.  There is a walk-in closet with built-in shelving, a jetted tub and a frameless glass shower.

The covered patio is a highlight of this estate, featuring a saltwater pool and spa, lounge area with fireplace and an outdoor kitchen with a built-n BBQ.  There is an adjacent exercise, game and hobby room, and there is more than enough space to create a separate guest suite.

A rare opportunity, this home also features integrated surround sound, CAT-5 wiring, a central vacuum, a three-zone heating and cooling system, and two laundry rooms.

For more information please visit www.41-Marbella.com, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Bryan and Siobhan Ulnick at 949-370-7140, or via e-mail at BryanandSiobhan@TheUlnicks.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Green Construction Expert Jason Beckman Joins Prudential

prudential california realtyPrudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Jason Beckman to the company’s team in the Downtown San Diego office. The owner of a home performance and remodeling firm, Beckman has a complex understanding of sustainable construction practices and efficient building materials.

“Jason’s knowledge of green building techniques and design affords his clients with a substantial benefit,” said Nelson White, manager of Prudential’s Downtown San Diego office. “He has a great work ethic and we are proud to have him represent our office.”

Beckman holds an MBA in Sustainability Management, and has previously worked as an IT professional and energy auditor. Guided by a belief in the value of education, he earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) certification, as well as the Building Performance Institute’s Building Analyst designation.

“It’s been rewarding to help people retrofit existing structures and utilize construction methods that fit into a sustainable future,” says Beckman, “however the feeling that comes from helping someone with the purchase or sale of a home is especially fulfilling for me.”

A licensed agent for the past two years, Beckman has excelled by drawing from the tenacity and determination that allowed him to earn the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Communications Systems for Operational Readiness. He also credits the success he has achieved in his real estate career to his focus on continuously advancing his skills, attention to detail and capacity for time management.

Beckman is a volunteer for the San Diego chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American community service organization, and the California Center for Sustainable Energy. In his active life he enjoys playing golf and team sports. Additionally Beckman enjoys finding the latest technologies and home theater equipment.

Jason Beckman can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Downtown San Diego office, at 619-818-5793, or via email at Jason.Beckman@prusocal.com.

Sherry Waite Rejoins Prudential

Manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office Nicki Marcellino announced today that Sherry Waite has joined her team of sales professionals. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Sherry back into the Prudential family,” says Marcellino. “Her understanding of the financial world and talent for negotiating are only surpassed by her focus on client satisfaction.”

With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Waite has witnessed a number of cycles within the local and national markets. By leveraging the knowledge she acquired when studying Accounting and Economics at New Hampshire College, she provides her clients with practical suggestions for choosing the right mortgage, benefiting from market trends and generating a return on investment properties.

Having closed more than 375 short sale transactions over the course of her career, Waite is highly adept at negotiating with bank managers. A broker associate and a licensed sales professional in the state of Texas, she has earned a reputation in San Diego’s real estate community for her attention to detail, capacity for marketing and ability to quickly assess a home’s market value.

Waite relocated to San Diego 20 years ago from the East Coast. Previously a corporate cash manager for L.L. Bean, she entered the real estate industry to work more directly with people. “I love sharing my knowledge of San Diego and the surrounding areas to help my clients find the perfect home to fit their needs and goals,” comments Waite.

Sherry Waite may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-993-9248, or via email at whywaite@cox.net.

Prudential Honors Margaret Ann McIntosh

Del Mar real estate agentPrudential California Realty is proud to recognize Margaret Ann McIntosh for 20 years of service. With a background in real estate that spans 42 years and encompasses multiple aspects of the industry, McIntosh is a trusted advisor to every client she assists.

McIntosh is a broker associate who provides a wealth of insights pertaining to residential, commercial and light industrial real estate. Based out of Prudential’s Del Mar office, she offers personalized and thorough representation for clients throughout the county.

“The fact that our court system has repeatedly called on Margaret to serve as an expert witness is an indication of her integrity and extensive knowledge of real estate,” said Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Del Mar.

A 6th generation Californian, McIntosh has a complex understanding of San Diego County’s housing market. Over the years she has continually worked to supplement her years of experience by furthering her education and training. The approach has frequently positioned McIntosh at the forefront of the national market, often ranking her at the top three percent of Prudential’s 54,000 agents nationwide.

“I’m very humbled to be recognized by Prudential,” says McIntosh, “and I’m happy that I chose to join the company in 1992. Their incredible resources and expansive marketing presence have been of substantial benefit to my buyers and sellers.”

McIntosh is a founding member of the Del Mar Historical Society with a reputation for securing optimal results for her clients. She has represented property owners in the acquisition of parks and open spaces in San Diego and the surrounding areas for preservation of the environment. McIntosh is proficient with numerous aspects of real estate, including probate and trust, land use and development, local ordinance interpretation, market analyses, starter homes, coastal estates and investment properties.

Margaret Ann McIntosh can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, at 858-793-3337, or via email at Margaret@prusd.com.

Prudential Makes a Difference for Child Burn Survivors

During a recent meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of Prudential California Realty’s The Charitable Foundation, a unanimous vote resulted in the Children’s Burn Foundation receiving a $5,000 donation. The decision was made after Carol Horvitz, executive director of the Children’s Burn Foundation, presented a video to the board of directors.

“I am over the moon happy as a result of this donation,” said Horvitz, “and I would like to thank everyone at Prudential for their generosity and support.”

The Children’s Burn Foundation was formed to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children. With state of the art reconstructive treatment, emergency assistance, a broad range of counseling, education and support services, the foundation reaches more than 50,000 children and their families every year.

“The work that is done by the Children’s Burn Foundation is nothing short of miraculous,” said Dianne Merryl, a residential specialist and board chairman for The Charitable Foundation.

Kathy King, Prudential’s regional manager of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, commented, “It’s wonderful to be in a position where we can provide support for charities like this. I’m proud to say that this is just a small sample of the fundraisers, programs and services our foundation sponsors to benefit the community.”

Backed by the dedicated agents at Prudential, The Charitable Foundation supports local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment. Officially known as Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation/Agent Community Outreach organization, the charity has provided over 1000 grants, in excess of $4 million, to make a beneficial and constructive impact on the community.

For more information about the charities and causes supported by Prudential California Realty, or to find out how to get involved, please visit www.TheCharitableFoundation.net.

Chris Harrison Chooses Prudential

la jolla real estate agentPrudential California Realty is pleased to announce that Chris Harrison has joined the Marc and Craig Lotzof real estate team at the La Jolla office. Harrison has been a real estate investor since 1990 and a general contractor for the past 16 years.

“Chris is experienced in residential sales and the various implications of purchasing and selling distressed properties,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “His diverse knowledge of real estate will make him one of our industry’s elite agents.”

A Short Sale Specialist, Harrison has assisted clients with interests in both California and Nevada. “The choices that people make during an average transaction can have lasting implications for their future,” says Harrison, “so I constantly research the latest developments in real estate and the national economy in order to share that information with my clients.”

Harrison began purchasing and selling land as a general contractor. He credits the experience for not only giving him a talent for managing the multiple facets of real estate transactions but also an understanding of how to estimate a property’s fair market value.

As a residential sales associate, Harrison has excelled by drawing from his in-depth knowledge of building materials, architecture, design and construction techniques. He added that, “My personal experiences with investing are a benefit to my clients as well, because they allow me to provide my clients with useful advice about how to choose the right option for financing and find homes with the most potential for appreciation.”

Originally from England, Harrison has lived in San Francisco, Hollywood and Las Vegas. He is a former British amateur and world professional pair figure skating champion and was a featured performer for the “Ice Follies” and “Ice Capades,” as well as Scott Hamilton’s “Stars on Ice.”

Chris Harrison may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-900-5866, or via email at ChrisHarrisonRE@aol.com.

Architectural Home Displays Spectacular Views

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722 Monte Dr, Santa Barbara

This Santa Fe contemporary style home was designed by Albert Eichstaedt* to maximize its pristine location overlooking the sixth fairway of La Cumbre Golf Course.  Set on nearly two acres (per assessor) on a private gated lane in Hope Ranch, this multiple building estate offers panoramic views of the ocean, mountains and city skyline.

estate santa barbaraOffered by Randy Glick of Prudential California Realty, the home includes three bedroom suites, a library and two home offices.  In the great room and kitchen, numerous skylights, French doors and cathedral ceilings create an open, expansive feeling.  There is a dining area with a built-in service bar, and the kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances.

The imported Mexican Talavera tile that was used for the kitchen countertops is echoed in the master suite, which includes a see-through fireplace, dual sinks and a jetted tub.  French doors open to the home’s private interior courtyard.

At the time of its construction less than 10 years ago, Eichstaedt paid careful attention to use sustainable and efficient materials, and to take full advantage of Santa Barbara’s idyllic climate and temperate weather.  As a result, the home received an energy efficient design recognition from Santa Barbara County.

Located on the northeast side of the hill, the home is protected from the cooling effects of the onshore winds and fog.  The kitchen and master bedroom were oriented to bring in warmth and light from the morning sun, and there is a private well water system.  Double exterior wall construction provides extra insulation, while the Saltillo tile floors and unfinished plaster walls act as a heat sink to the solar penetration from the south and east.

* Albert Eichstaedt is an American Institute of Architects Emeritus who has received numerous awards for both his design of single family homes and corporate office buildings.  Over the years he completed projects in 17 states and worked as a design consultant to Professional Builders Magazine.

For pricing information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Randy Glick at 805-563-4066, or via e-mail at Randy@PruSB.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

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Sunny Home in Great Newport Beach Location

Marlene Dietrich of Prudential California Realty has listed a one bedroom condominium in a gated Newport Beach community with numerous amenities.  Located only six blocks away from the ocean, this home offers privacy and a relaxing quality of life.

In the living room, sliding glass doors provide access to a spacious balcony area.  Filled with abundant light, the open kitchen includes a breakfast bar and custom cabinets.

The master bedroom suite has a vanity with a marble countertop and a walk-in closet.  There is an additional double door closet in the hallway, and the home includes a covered parking space in a subterranean garage.

Residents in the community enjoy access to a two story clubhouse with a kitchen and library for entertaining, as well as a pool, spa, sauna and two exercise rooms.  There are a number of beaches, shopping centers, restaurants and parks conveniently located nearby.

“This home was already a great value, but with the recent price reduction and all of the amenities that are in this community, it’s a prime opportunity,” states Dietrich, a 21-year veteran of the Orange County market.

The home is being offered at $195,000.  For more information, please contact Marlene Dietrich at 949.400.1021, via e-mail at MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com, or visit her web site at www.NewportCoastRealEstateTeam.com.

Penthouse Condo has Resort-Like Amenities

newport beach homeMarlene Dietrich of Prudential California Realty has listed a turnkey home with a prime Newport Beach location, for $339,000.  With access to a community pool and Jacuzzi, two exercise rooms, a sauna and a club house, this two bedroom home provides a rich and convenient lifestyle.

The carpet and windows are new, and the entire home was painted recently.  There are new light fixtures, new faucets and new door handles; additionally the stove, water heater and shower doors have been replaced.

Situated on the penthouse floor in the corner of the building, this home offers cooling sea breezes and a large balcony with space for a BBQ.  There is a gas fireplace in the living and dining room combination, which is adjacent to a remodeled gourmet kitchen with an island.

Homeowner’s Association dues pay for water, trash, gas and landscaping.  There are two assigned parking spaces, and a storage unit is included.  The ocean is only a short distance away, as are all of the restaurants, shopping centers and nightlife for which Newport Beach is famous.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please contact Marlene Dietrich at 949.400.1021; you may also e-mail her at MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com and visit her website at www.MarleneDietrichRealEstate.com.

With over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Local Realtors Hosting Dove Canyon Garage Sale

Kelly Klug, Ellen Parker and Joan Bannigan of Prudential California Realty are hosting the Annual Dove Canyon Garage Sale, on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., together with a colleague from another firm.  Hundreds of homeowners will be participating; they have been saving for the big sale all year.

Every year after the sale the homeowners from Dove Canyon generously donate unwanted items to the Salvation Army. As a result of the sale last year four truckloads of donations were sent directly to the charity. “It’s really heartwarming to see how much everyone in Dove Canyon loves donating to a worthy cause,” said Bannigan.

Klug came up with garage sale idea six years ago. Parker and Bannigan joined in and today the community homeowners will say it’s their favorite event in Dove Canyon. “It takes a lot of planning to make it successful,” said Klug. “Ads to write and advertising to get out but when the big day is here it makes us so happy to see all the happy residents.” Parker adds, “ It’s always fun to spend time with our fellow agents and neighbors”.

The sale will be held rain or shine. A wide variety of items will be available, including furniture, electronics, tools, sporting goods and toys. Last year a set of seven foot Chipmunks were sold for $30,” laughs Bannigan. “After that Alvin was spotted riding around in the back of a red pickup truck all day.”

Klug, Parker and Bannigan are known for their vast expertise regarding the purchase and sale of residential properties in the scenic gated golf community of Dove Canyon and the surrounding areas. As local experts, their knowledge covers everything from property values and neighborhood amenities to school districts and service providers.

For more information about Dove Canyon’s Garage Sale, an area tour or qualified real estate assistance, please contact Kelly Klug at 949-874-7653, Ellen Parker at 949-280-7536, or Joan Bannigan at 949-290-5051.

Clarice Cioe a Valuable Asset for Prudential

Prudential California Realty announced today that Clarice Cioe has joined the Rancho Santa Fe office to work with The Michael Taylor Group. A 13-year veteran of the real estate business, Cioe is proficient with residential purchases and sales, investments and mortgage financing.

“Clarice has the work ethic and skill set to be one of our top agents,” says Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential Rancho Santa Fe. “The fact that her knowledge of real estate encompasses multiple aspects of the industry affords her clients with a significant advantage.”

Having bought and sold a number of personal investment properties, and built a ranch from the ground up, Cioe offers useful insights about how to work with tenants, as well as how to estimate a home’s fair market value and potential for renovation. “I love sharing what I know to help my clients make the best decision to fit their goals,” says Cioe, “and I love to see the happiness that comes when their transactions close successfully.”

Cioe lives on Morgan Run Golf Course in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband, a licensed general contractor. Previously a resident of East County San Diego, as well as Newport Beach and the Inland Empire, her detailed understanding of Southern California’s housing market is a substantial benefit to anyone interested in relocating.

Before she entered the real estate arena, Cioe worked as a photographer and an irrigation technician troubleshooting golf course greens for some of the finest courses in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego and Las Vegas. She credits the experiences for allowing her to present her sellers’ homes in the most attractive light possible, and for allowing her to offer reliable advice about the nuances of owning golf course properties.

A horse owner and enthusiast, Cioe is uniquely qualified to serve the needs of people interested in Rancho Santa Fe real estate. As a side hobby she breeds and shows Yorkshire Terriers with her mother. Cioe is involved with The Face Foundation, a nonprofit that provides necessary medical care for animals with owners that are unable to afford it. She enjoys surfing and stand up paddle boarding in her spare time and has volunteered for a number of orphanages in Mexico and Nicaragua through her church.

Clarice Cioe can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office, at 619-995-1223, or via email at ccioe@prusd.com.

Prudential Adds Cindy Greenwald to La Jolla Office

prudential la jollaNicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, is pleased to announce that Cindy Greenwald has rejoined the company to work with her team. “Cindy is an educated professional with great communication skills,” says Marcellino. “Her creative approach to real estate transactions and attention to detail ensure her clients receive a superior standard of service.”

Formerly a professional interior designer, Greenwald was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She has focused on the marketing and sale of residential real estate for the past seven years. A graduate of Florida Southern College, Greenwald credits the success she has achieved in her real estate career to her commitment to serve her clients with the highest standard of ethics combined with her ability to help her sellers maximize their home’s aesthetic appeal.

“Cindy’s understanding of interior design is an asset to not just her sellers but also her buyers,” adds Marcellino, “since it allows her to give them practical advice for improving a home based on their individual tastes and circumstances.”

As a Preforeclosure Specialist designated agent, Greenwald has a vast understanding of the various implications of buying or selling distressed properties. Guided by a sense of responsibility to her clients, she has continually worked to refine her skills. To enhance her knowledge of marketing and negotiating, technology and the latest trends in financing, Greenwald is currently earning her Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.

A Coronado resident since 1991, Greenwald explained that she returned to Prudential because “it is simply the best company to work for in San Diego.” She enjoys playing golf and frequently donates her time to serve in golf organizations.

Cindy Greenwald can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-459-0501, or via email at CindyGreenwald@hotmail.com.

Marketing Expert Charlotta Thompson Returns to Prudential

Joe Campagna, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Coronado offices, is pleased to announce that Charlotta Thompson has rejoined his team at Coronado Village. “We’re happy to have Charlotta back in our office,” said Campagna. “Her professional approach to real estate and strong understanding of marketing make her a valuable asset to all of her buyers and sellers.”

Thompson relocated to San Diego from Sweden 23 years ago to attend San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing. Prior to her entry into the real estate industry, she worked as a marketing director and research analyst for several of San Diego’s leading television stations.

The experience allowed Thompson to refine her knowledge of media placement, advertising, graphic design and market analysis. By leveraging these skills into her career in residential sales, she has frequently been recognized for her sales production.

“My goal is to provide the type of service that I would expect to receive from a Realtor,” notes Thompson, “so I constantly evaluate the state of the local housing market and the condition of the national economy. This ensures that I can provide my buyers and sellers with valuable guidance and pertinent information about every aspect of their transaction.”

Thompson believes that the success she has achieved in real estate is a result of her ability to develop aggressive marketing campaigns, proficiency with technology and focus on the priorities of her clients. She added that, “At the outset of my relationship with a client I sit down with them to identify all of their needs, so that we can develop an action plan that fully accommodates their current and future goals.”

A passion for architecture, fine arts, contemporary dance, interior design, traveling and learning more about different cultures has shaped Thompson’s life and career. She is fluent in Swedish and English; additionally she has a working knowledge of French and German. Thompson enjoys yoga and walking on the beach with her family and their rescue dog Roxy when she isn’t working.

Charlotta Thompson can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Coronado Village office, at 619-794-8790, or via email at charlottathompson@gmail.com.

Claire Melbo Sells La Jolla

la jolla real estate agentPrudential California Realty is pleased to recognize Claire Melbo for her exceptional sales through the first two quarters of 2012. Melbo is the #1 ranked individual agent in the company’s La Jolla office for the number of transactions and the #2 ranked individual for her sales production this year.

“Claire has an ability to help her buyers identify their needs and then match them with the perfect home to fit their current and future goals,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “Her extensive community knowledge and passion for helping others is a benefit to both her buyers and sellers.”

A homeowner since the age of 24, Melbo can also identify with the specific needs and goals of her sellers. To ensure her sellers receive the maximum possible return on their investments, she collaborates with her vast network of colleagues, hires professional photographers and advertises in the most widely read print and online destinations.

With three decades of experience in the La Jolla real estate market, Melbo is a trusted advisor to an expansive base of clientele. Over the years she has developed a complex understanding of multiple aspects of the industry, from starter homes and investment properties to luxury condominiums and coastal estates.

Melbo is a four-time winner of San Diego Magazine’s “Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agents” award. She has consistently ranked at the top three percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide for her sales achievements.

Claire Melbo may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-3349, via email at Claire@ClaireMelbo.com, or on the web at www.ClaireMelbo.com

David Offer the #1 Name in California Real Estate

brentwood real estate agentDavid Offer of Prudential California Realty has been honored once again for his sales achievements. Offer ranked #1 for his sales production through the first two quarters, out of more than 3,000 Prudential agents in California.

Offer is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience. He has been the #1 ranked Prudential agent in Los Angeles since 2004, and has achieved a career sales volume in excess of $1.6 billion.

Based out of Prudential’s Brentwood office, Offer provides attentive and thorough representation for clients with a broad spectrum of needs. He is widely respected for his vast understanding of the residential housing markets in Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Westwood, Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills.

“David brings an exceptional standard of support and service to every client he assists,” notes Doug Sandler, manager of Prudential Brentwood. “His sense of market timing and years of experience have allowed him to consistently provide his clients with a favorable outcome for their transactions.”

Offer holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tufts University. Specializing in fine homes and luxury estates, his discretion and comprehensive knowledge of the Los Angeles marketplace have earned him referrals and trust from a substantial base of clientele.

“I would like to thank my team for their tenacity, dedication and great service they provide to our clients,” said Offer, the leader of The David Offer Team. The team includes David Ravitz, Lauren Rodriguez and Jade Port.

David Offer may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Brentwood office, at 310-820-9341, via email at doffer@davidoffer.com, or on the web at www.DavidOffer.com.

Strong Year in the Works for Marc and Craig Lotzof

Craig LotzofPrudential California Realty announced today that Marc and Craig Lotzof are on their way to another exceptional year in real estate. After the first two quarters of 2012, Marc and Craig Lotzof ranked in the top five teams at Prudential’s La Jolla office for their sales production.

“Marc and Craig have supplemented their years of practical experience by continually working to enhance their knowledge of real estate,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “This has earned them numerous sales awards and an excellent reputation in San Diego’s real estate community.”

With a mother who is a prominent Realtor in Texas, Marc and Craig Lotzof began learning about real estate and perfecting their skills at an early age. They credit their childhood for helping them develop a natural talent for negotiating and marketing, as well as a complex understanding of construction techniques, property values and building materials.

As previous recipients of Prudential’s coveted Legend Award, Marc and Craig are known for their focus on providing their clients with the resources and guidance they need to achieve their goals. They completed an advanced curriculum of coursework to earn the following designations:  Graduate, Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and Senior Real Estate Specialist.

“Our marketing plan is pretty simple,” says Marc, “we seek to earn our clients’ trust and repeat business by providing them with a favorable outcome for their transactions.” Craig agreed, adding that, “The relationships that we have formed have made everything worthwhile. We are very grateful for the loyalty and support that we have received.”

Marc and Craig Lotzof can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-994-7653, via email at Marc@lotzofrealestate.com, or on the web at www.TheLotzofGroup.com

Anthony Halstead Sets Award-Winning Pace for 2012

Anthony Halstead of Prudential California Realty has been honored for his sales achievements in 2012. An industry veteran with over 10 years of experience, Halstead ranked at the number eight position for individual agents in the La Jolla office for his sales production through the first two quarters of the year.

“Anthony is a likable agent with a broad array of skills pertaining to real estate,” says Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “He has built a solid reputation in our real estate community as a result of his willingness to collaborate with his peers and focus on serving his clients with professionalism and integrity.”

Halstead was born and raised in La Jolla, where he continues to live with his wife and two children. “It’s a great feeling to be able to use my area knowledge and networking skills to help people,” comments Halstead.

Guided by a belief in the importance of client satisfaction, Halstead continually researches the condition of the local housing market and the state of the national economy. By sharing this information, and by carefully managing every detail of his clients’ transactions, he provides his buyers and sellers with successful closings and positive results.

Halstead is a long-time surfer who gives back through his support of the Surfrider Foundation, the Windansea Surf Club, National Scholastic Surfing Association and Glory Reborn, a nonprofit that operates a maternity clinic in the Philippines. “The amount of business that gets accomplished out in the water might be surprising to some people. There have been numerous occasions where I ran into a colleague and was able to find a buyer for my seller or learn about a listing that wasn’t on the MLS,” adds Halstead.

Anthony Halstead may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 619-813-8626, via email at HomesbyAnthony@gmail.com, or on the web at www.HomesBuying.com

Star Award Highlights Prudential’s Best and Brightest

Prudential California Realty is proud to congratulate the recipients of the Orange County Star award for the month of August 2012. The award was created by Patti Brotherton, Prudential’s Regional Vice President of Orange County, to recognize agents and employees that embody the company’s mission to provide a superior standard of representation and service to the community.

“The importance of the Star award can’t be overstated,” says Brotherton, “because it allows us to bring attention to those individuals who have made a positive impact on the well-being of both our company and the communities where we live and work.”

A different winner of the Star award is chosen each month by the managers of Prudential’s network of offices spanning Orange County. In the San Clemente office, Laurie Martinez was chosen for her pleasant demeanor, responsiveness and focus on constantly making herself available to help her fellow agents with social media questions.

Joe Baker of the Laguna Beach office was honored for his good nature and the positive attitude that he shows around the office, and his ability to always put a smile on someone’s face. At Prudential Rancho Santa Margarita, Mariann Cordova was commended for successfully closing numerous transactions for her clients, including a home in Coto de Caza valued at $3 million.

In the Irvine office, Lorraine Murray and Parto Famouri were recognized for graduating from Prudential’s mentor program; by applying the knowledge they gained to handle several challenging transactions with true professionalism. For Mission Viejo, Matt Babayan earned the award for his professional approach to real estate and the perseverance he demonstrates on behalf of his clients, which allowed him to close multiple short sale transactions.

Hugh Swanson of Prudential Newport Beach was chosen for his incredible work ethic and willingness to share his expertise, insights and extensive knowledge of real estate with his colleagues. In the Corona Del Mar office, Prudential employee Rebecca Munoz was honored for being an amazing team player, as well as her upbeat personality and constant professionalism, which involves always putting the agents in her office first.

For the Laguna Niguel office, Matt Clements was commended for his involvement in various real estate association activities, and for the spirit of collaboration he demonstrates when sharing his knowledge with his fellow agents. Teresa Wakefield of Prudential Monarch Beach was recognized for the infectious positive attitude and great smile she displays when helping her fellow agents with transactions.

For more information about Prudential California Realty, Patti Brotherton or the company’s team of sales professionals, please visit www.PrudentialCal.com.

Prudential California Realty offers professional representation from 59 convenient locations across Southern California and the Central Coast. A Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation.

Local Realtors Hosting Dove Canyon Garage Sale

dove canyon garage saleKelly Klug, Ellen Parker and Joan Bannigan of Prudential California Realty are hosting the 6th Annual Dove Canyon Garage Sale, on Saturday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., together with a colleague from another firm.  Hundreds of homeowners will be participating; they have been saving for the big sale all year.

Every year after the sale the homeowners from Dove Canyon generously donate unwanted items to the Salvation Army. As a result of the sale last year four truckloads of donations were sent directly to the charity. “It’s really heartwarming to see how much everyone in Dove Canyon loves donating to a worthy cause,” said Bannigan.

Klug came up with garage sale idea six years ago. Parker and Bannigan joined in and today the homeowners say it’s their favorite event in Dove Canyon. “It takes a lot of planning to make it successful,” said Klug. “Ads have to be written and advertisements have to get out but when the big day is here it makes us so happy to see all the happy residents.” Parker adds, “It’s always fun to spend time with our fellow agents and neighbors.”

The sale will be held rain or shine, and can be found by taking RSM Parkway to Plano Trabuco, and then turning left into Dove Canyon. There will be no early entrance, and passes for the day will be handed out at the gate. A wide variety of items will be available, including furniture, electronics, tools, sporting goods and toys. “Last year a set of seven foot Chipmunks were sold for $30,” laughs Bannigan. “After that Alvin was spotted riding around in the back of a red pickup truck all day.”

Klug, Parker and Bannigan are known for their vast expertise regarding the purchase and sale of residential properties in the scenic gated golf community of Dove Canyon and the surrounding areas. As local experts, their knowledge covers everything from property values and neighborhood amenities to school districts and service providers.

For more information about Dove Canyon’s Garage Sale, an area tour or qualified real estate assistance, please contact Kelly Klug at 949-874-7653, Ellen Parker at 949-922-7973, or Joan Bannigan at 949-290-5051.

Cher Conner Tops La Jolla Market

realtor la jollaThe results from the first two quarters of 2012 indicate that Cher Conner of Prudential California Realty is the #1 ranked individual agent in the La Jolla office for her sales production. A residential specialist with over 30 years of experience, Conner has excelled by continually working to adapt her services to meet the changing needs of her clients.

An Architectural Collection Accredited Realtor, Conner holds the Fine Homes Specialist and Senior Real Estate Specialist designations. The #1 ranked individual agent at Prudential La Jolla for her sales production last year, she is widely respected for her negotiating skills and service-oriented approach to real estate. Well-connected and thorough, Conner has consistently ranked at the top one percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“The wealth of knowledge and experience that Cher brings to the table provides her clients with a significant advantage,” said Nicki Marcellino, manager of Prudential La Jolla. “Her track record of success is proof of the old adage that good things happen to good people.”

A board member for the San Diego Charitable Real Estate Foundation and a trustee of the Dorris A. Howell Women’s Health Board, Conner has provided two scholarships for UCSD students. Both are now premed and completing degrees with an emphasis on cancer and dementia research. Conner is an avid supporter of the La Jolla Library, La Jolla Historical Society and the Elizabeth Smider Foundation, in addition to The Scripps Research Institute and Prudential’s The Charitable Foundation.

Cher Conner may be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s La Jolla office, at 858-551-7292, via email at cherhconner@gmail.com, or on the web at www.CherConner.com.

Prudential’s Angela Ordway Now an Expert in Short Sales, REOs

Angela Ordway of Prudential California Realty has earned the National Association of Realtors’ Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification. One of San Diego’s leading real estate professionals for more than a decade, Ordway serves her clients from Prudential’s Rancho Bernardo office.

Ordway completed the certification to enhance her understanding of seller qualification guidelines, lender negotiating strategies, risk management for buyers, and loan modification. “Angela’s passion for continuing education is just a facet of her commitment to provide her clients with a superior standard of service,” said Dean Stalter, manager of Prudential Rancho Bernardo.

An Accredited Buyer’s Representative and a Certified Relocation Specialist, Ordway has consistently ranked at the top three percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide. She credits her success to her talent for negotiating and focus on providing her clients with the latest updates pertaining to real estate.

“The real estate business can change very quickly,” says Ordway, “and there are many factors that can influence the average transaction. My goal has always been to provide my clients with the resources and advice they need to achieve their goals.”

Ordway is a member of the Professional Standards, Housing Affordability and Communications Advisory committees for the California Association of REALTORS®. She donates her time to serve in a variety of leadership capacities for REALTOR® associations at the local and state levels; she was a leader of Girl Scouts Troop 8119 for the past 17 years.

Angela Ordway can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Bernardo office, at 858-487-3520, via email at aordway@prusd.com, or on the web at www.AngelaOrdway.com.

Unique Hacienda with a Prime Location in Beverly Hills

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1004 N Rexford, Beverly Hills

A rare opportunity, this five bedroom six bathroom home is sited north of Sunset Boulevard on a more than 30,000 square foot lot (per assessor).  Completely hidden from the street, and surrounded by mature trees and landscaping, the home offers a comfortable and secluded atmosphere.

“The fact that this home is located in one of the more prestigious neighborhoods in Beverly Hills makes me think it will not be on the market for long,” says Markus Canter, a Luxury Properties Director for Prudential California Realty, who has listed the home with his business partner Cristie St. James.

beverly hills homeBuilt in 1923, this enchanting residence features a number of distinctive original period details, as well as a large formal living room with wood beamed ceilings.  There are three wood burning fireplaces, and 100-year old Spanish tiles can be found throughout the home’s approximately 4,872 square foot interior.

The romantic main home and guest quarters frame a private central courtyard, which includes a pool and a circular trellis with lush plantings.  “One of my favorite aspects of the property is how the master bedroom opens to the meditation garden,” notes St. James, also a Luxury Properties Director.

The home is located on a completely flat lot that spans between Rexford and Woodland Drives.  “Having access to both Rexford and Woodland means that it could be possible to have a formal entrance on either side,” adds St. James, “which is just another reason why this home is such a rare find.”

Canter agreed, adding that, “Being surrounded by so many incredible Beverly Hills estates is certainly an additional bonus.  With so much land, the opportunities are endless.  For someone looking to design a luxury estate or transform their vision of a dream home into a tangible reality, this could be the chance of a lifetime.”

The estate is being offered at $6,250,000.  For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Cristie St. James or Markus Canter, at 310-777-2888, or 310-248-6448, respectively; they may be reached via email at StJamesEst@aol.com or MarkusCanter@prula.com.

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Eco-Friendly Home a Blend of Sustainability and Style

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2905 Elvido Dr, Los Angeles

Prudential California Realty agent Daniel Banchik has listed an environmentally conscious architectural home in upper Brentwood. This custom built masterpiece, which is owned by Peter Reckell of Days of our Lives fame, together with his wife, music producer Kelly Moneymaker, offers an extremely private lot backing to the Santa Monica Conversancy.

Meticulously designed, this home at 2905 Elvido Drive incorporates the latest eco-friendly technologies with elegant architectural forms and luxurious materials. A koi pond begins in the front courtyard and runs through the entry until it terminates down a stainless water wall. A dedicated cooling unit serves the wine cave, which was literally carved from the Earth.

The master suite includes an expansive deck with a hot tub, and the roof top office delivers 360 degree views of Mt. Wilson, downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and the Santa Monica Conservancy.

The soundproofed recording studio offers views of the meditation garden and an engineering room. There is a chef’s kitchen with a large concrete island, wood burning pizza oven and stainless countertops. In the living and dining area, sliding walls of glass open to the outdoor spaces, which include a Brazilian ipe wood deck, solar heated pool with an infinity edge, and an unbelievable 16th century East Indian temple rebuilt as an outdoor pavilion with a living roof.

The Los Angeles home showcases Reckell and Moneymaker’s commitment to conservation. Sustainable and recycled materials have been used throughout the home, and creative techniques for harnessing the power of the sun and conserving water have been applied wherever possible.

“The recycled glass Terrazzo flooring is indicative of the rest of the home,” notes Banchik, “because it proves that a home can be beautiful and environmentally friendly at the same time.”

Insulated concrete forms provide a cooling effect for the home, while solar systems provide warmth and electricity. There is a passive solar tower, a metal roof, and a four-zone radiant heating system. Additional highlights include a rooftop herb garden with a glass bridge, an attached two car garage and numerous Solatubes.

The Brentwood home is being offered at $3,995,000. To schedule a private tour, or for more information, please contact Daniel Banchik at 310-967-0518, or via email at d.banchik@att.net.

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Resort-Style Estate Offers Views and has Exquisite Details

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15651 Puerta Del Sol, Rancho Santa Fe

Sitting by the lush tropical lagoon at Casa Del Sol, it’s hard to believe that the estate is located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, nearby Palomar airport and everything that San Diego has to offer.  By carefully selecting numerous specimen trees for the property’s approximately eight acres, which include a 200’ waterfall and a majestic palm court, the owners set out to create one of Southern California’s most extraordinary homes.

“The amount of time and passion that were applied to every inch of this property is amazing to me,” said Markus Canter, a Luxury Properties Director for Prudential California Realty, who has listed the home with his business partner Cristie St. James. “The views from the top of the waterfall are incredible,” adds St. James, also a Luxury Properties Director, “and the entire place feels like a private botanical garden.”

Truly a world unto itself, the estate offers a European-inspired spa pavilion, a two lane bowling alley, a tennis court and a poolside cabana.  Designed as a grand venue for entertaining, the property features a six bedroom main residence and three guest homes, for a total of 11 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms.

prudential california realtyThe fact that the estate has hosted presidents and other notables is hardly surprising, since there is a security gate and it can easily accommodate 500 guests.  “With all of the outdoor entertaining areas, this home takes full advantage of Rancho Santa Fe’s perfect weather and temperate climate,” added Canter.  Offering solace and escape within its borders, the estate includes extensive parking areas and a garage with space for 10 cars.

“Casa Del Sol is the realization of a dream,” comments St. James, “because it’s only minutes away from everything but worlds apart in terms of its atmosphere and setting.”

The estate is being offered at $22,500,000.  For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Cristie St. James or Markus Canter, at 310-777-2888, or 310-248-6448, respectively; they may be reached via email at StJamesEst@aol.com or MarkusCanter@prula.com.

 

Prudential California Realty appoints Leeann Iacino as its chief operating officer.

prudential california realtySouthern California real estate powerhouse Prudential California Realty, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerages, has appointed real estate executive Leeann Iacino, past CEO of a leading Denver-real estate brokerage, as its Chief Operating Officer, overseeing more than 60 real estate offices and 3,000 broker-agents from Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, south to Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

“This has been an extensive search that’s resulted in acquiring an exceptionally talented and accomplished executive,” said David M. Cabot, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential California Realty.  “We’re coming into a market that’s full of extraordinary opportunities; Leeann is a professional with both the experience and the leadership skills to complement our company.”  According to Cabot, Iacino will directly manage Prudential California’s multiplicity of offices, while integrating new information technologies into sales management and marketing systems.  She will also create training programs for agents that unlock opportunities for effective personal marketing and sales, using new media.

“It’s a great opportunity to work in California at this moment in time, for a company with Prudential California Realty’s prominence and potential,” Iacino said in accepting the position.  “Those of us who have spent careers in real estate are more than familiar with challenging markets; but also with how those situations can shift, and how we can take advantage of a rising market to serve our clients and better our market share.”

Iacino is one of the nation’s most respected and innovative real estate professionals, for her expertise in training and information systems, as well as sales management.  A top-selling agent with legendary Colorado broker Moore and Company, in 1999 she founded Colorado-based Prestige Real Estate Group, an independent company that grew to 350 agents and amassed $1.1 billion in sales covering the entire Denver-Boulder area.  In 2009 Iacino engineered a merger between two of the leading real estate brokerages in the Denver area to create one the region’s largest brokerages.  As its CEO she watched it grow into one of Colorado’s highest producing companies, with 750 agents that dominated sales in many of Denver’s higher priced suburban neighborhoods.   Throughout her career, Iacino has repeatedly gained recognition for her public service work, both on behalf of established organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs and the Susan G. Komen Foundation; as well as in creating new Realtor-based charities that identify families in her agents’ communities that face health and other crises, channeling direct support to them through exceptional volunteer involvement and a minimum of overhead expense.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 60 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  To contact Iacino, call (858) 792-6085; or visit Prudential California Realty at www.prudentialcal.com.

Coastal Retreat Offers Views and Privacy

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1288 Martha’s Vineyard Ct, Ventura

Grace Gaston of Prudential California Realty has listed a distinctive home in the Ventura beachside community of Pierpont Bay.  Situated on two elevated and lushly landscaped lots, this three bedroom three bathroom beach beauty has both privacy and spectacular views.

The use of luxurious materials and warm neutral tones create an interior space that is beautiful and inviting.  The home’s open, flowing floor plan and many gardens and patios make it the perfect spot for intimate moments or large scale entertaining.

ventura real estateThe living room with its stunning fireplace, custom designed built-ins and a high wood beamed ceiling is warm and artistic.  There is a wall of windows that showcase panoramic vistas of the beach, ocean and shoreline.  The light-filled dining room provides a front row seat to enjoy captivating ocean views.  The chef’s kitchen is a combination of granite countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.

The master bedroom and guest suites are accessed by two separate staircases, affording the ultimate in privacy.  The master suite offers a large and airy retreat, high ceilings and a custom designed fireplace.  Walls of windows present dazzling views of the ocean, sand dunes and coastline, punctuated by the Ventura Pier.  No detail has been spared in the beautifully appointed master bathroom, also with ocean views.  The guest suite with its private bath also enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and mountains.

Surrounding the home are mature Cypress and Monterey Pine trees, a charming shade garden, a number of patios with gorgeous views, a viewing deck, fountains and paths—all enhanced by the sight and sounds of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

A virtual tour of this home can be viewed online at www.1288MarthasVineyardCt.com. For pricing information, or to view the quality of this home in person, please contact Grace Gaston at 805-340-6875, or via e-mail at GraceGaston@gmail.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 59 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

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Architectural Masterpiece at 64 Marbella

64 Marbella, San Clemente

Circular designed contemporary with massive ocean, Harbor & Catalina Island Vistas in guard gated Sea Pointe Estates.  This contemporary masterpiece of glass, curves and stainless steel offers both resort-style living and rock  star entertaining.  Featuring an ocean view gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, Sub Zero refrigerator, wine fridge, 6 burner Viking range, double ovens and a built-in Miele Cappucino maker.  The kitchen extends in to an open dining area with 16ft vanishing windows opening onto a balcony.  A hidden panel in the pantry reveals a theater room with a 13 ft screen, seating for 9+ and a fully loaded entertainment console.  This room also functions as the technology center for the entire home.  The downstairs recreation room which also houses a 250 bottle wine cellar has a retractable glass wall that opens to the landscaped back patio, a 12 person infinity spa w/spill pool, built -in BBQ w/fridge, nearby glass-stone firepit and outdoor sound system and panoramic views!  Offered at $2,899,900.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call Calley O’Henley at 949-481-6278 at the DiPilla Real Estate Group or 949-489-7777 or email Calley at cohenley@pruoc.com. You may also visit the website at www.OCDreamEstates.com for a virtual tour of any of their outstanding properties.  The DiPilla team looks  forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs whether it be selling your home or finding you your dream property.   His office is located at 2 Ritz Carlton Drive, Suite 201, Monarch Beach, 92629.

With over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the central coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate International network.  Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of Home Services of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit www.prudentialcal.com

Carl Mazzie Now with Prudential

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, is pleased to welcome Carl Mazzie to his team of real estate professionals. “Carl has a detailed understanding of our local marketplace,” said MacDonald, “and his commitment to ensure his clients have a positive experience with their transactions has given him an impeccable reputation.”

With a background that includes time spent working in the residential construction industry, Mazzie has a comprehensive knowledge of building techniques and materials, as well as Orange County’s architectural styles. Drawing from this knowledge, he provides his clients with valuable guidance about the market value and potential for renovation of specific homes.

A resident of Newport Beach since 1983, Mazzie attributes the success he has achieved in real estate to his personal approach and sense of responsibility to his clients. “When I first entered the industry I asked myself what type of services I would expect to receive from an agent. I’ve always avoided hard sales tactics and I work very hard to provide my clients with the resources and information they need to make educated decisions,” comments Mazzie.

As a result of his ability to market and sell homes efficiently, Mazzie has earned referrals and trust from an expansive base of clientele. Known for his commitment to ethical business practices, he has excelled as a result of his talent for negotiating, attention to detail and focus on carefully researching every aspect of his clients’ transactions.

A licensed agent in California and Nevada, Mazzie works with relocation companies and clients with residential interests in both states. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking for his friends and volunteering for many different charities when he isn’t working.

Carl Mazzie can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-287-1111, or via email at MazzieRealtyGroup@gmail.com.

Oceanfront Home with Luxurious Amenities

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1704 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach

Renee West of Prudential California Realty has listed a distinctive custom home with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, for $5,250,000.  Located just off the boardwalk on the Balboa Peninsula, this home offers views of Catalina and a spacious beachfront patio.

The open and bright interior features approximately 3,304 square feet of living space and a great room with sit-down views of the Pacific Ocean.  Overlooking the great room is a stylish gourmet kitchen, which offers top-of-the-line appliances, a center island, granite counters and leaded glass ceiling lights.

Designed around a central courtyard, the home provides abundant light without sacrificing privacy.  There are Mannington iCore wood floors, and the main floor bedroom is perfectly suited for a home office, with its built-in desk, French doors and custom cabinets.

In the master bedroom, numerous windows and a private balcony maximize the home’s prime coastal location.  The sitting area is warmed by a gas fireplace, and the bathroom features a walk-in closet with custom shelving.

Parking and storage space are never an issue, as the home includes an attached two car garage, numerous closets and under-the-house storage.

To schedule a private tour, or for more information, please contact Renee West at 714-914-9060, via email at Renee@prucdm.com, or on the web at www.ReneeWest.com.

With over 3,000 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit www.prudentialcal.com.

Scott McCarty a Valuable Addition to Prudential Newport Beach

real estate agent newport beachPrudential California Realty announced today that Broker Associate Scott McCarty has joined the company’s team in the Newport Beach office. McCarty has been a specialist in the marketing and sale of Southern Orange County real estate for over 17 years.

With a background that encompasses multiple aspects of the industry, including residential lending and commercial sales, McCarty offers reliable insights and useful guidance for all of the clients he assists. Formerly the CEO and president of one of the nation’s largest and most reputable mortgage firms, he has an impressive skill set in the areas of contract negotiation, consumer services and property valuation.

“Scott’s ability to provide his clients with a successful outcome for their transactions is a result of his incomparable work ethic and talent for problem solving,” notes Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential Newport Beach. “His extensive community knowledge and commitment to ethical business practices have made him one of our area’s most highly sought-after professionals for many years now.”

McCarty relocated to Orange County shortly after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Business. A resident of Southern California for the past 26 years, he credits the time he spent pursuing his degree for giving him a complex understanding of finance and marketing.

“I love sharing my financial knowledge to help my clients make the best possible decision based on their individual circumstances,” says McCarty, “and I love the feeling that comes from knowing that my marketing skills helped a seller receive an exceptional return on their investment.”

Originally from Ohio, McCarty enjoys hiking in his spare time. He joined Prudential to pass on to his clients the benefits of the company’s expansive marketing presence, advanced technology, outstanding brand recognition and in-house real estate attorneys.

Scott McCarty can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Newport Beach office, at 949-278-8744, or via email at McCarty4RE@gmail.com.

Cindy Waasdorp on Pace for another Great Year

prudential california realtySince her initial year in real estate more than 26 years ago, Cindy Waasdorp of Prudential California Realty has consistently led the local and national market with her sales performance. The #1 ranked agent at Prudential Escondido for her sales production and the number of transactions conducted last year, Waasdorp is on track to repeat that achievement for 2012.

“Cindy’s work ethic and talent for negotiating have positioned her at the top of the market, time and time again,” says David Cabot, Prudential’s president and CEO. “She has built an impeccable reputation in the real estate community as a result of her focus on serving her clients with professionalism and integrity.”

Drawing from her extensive knowledge of the housing market in San Diego County, Waasdorp matches buyers with the perfect home and lifestyle to fit their needs. To deliver short market times and high sale prices for her sellers, she implements comprehensive advertising campaigns, sets accurate prices and collaborates with her vast network of professional alliances.

With a majority of her business originating from referrals and repeat business, it’s clear that Waasdorp’s clients appreciate the value of her service-oriented business philosophy. She has frequently earned awards for both the service she offers her clients as well as her sales production, which has placed her in the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

Cindy Waasdorp can be contacted at 760-745-1621, or via email at cwaasdorp@aol.com

K. Ann Brizolis Leads U.S. Market

realtor rancho santa feRecognizing her incredible sales achievements from 2011, K. Ann Brizolis was recently named to The Thousand for 2012, a prestigious list compiled by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, Inc. Ms. Brizolis and her team ranked at the 102 position for their sales out of the top 1,000 agents in the U.S.

“Ann’s commitment to ethical business practices has made her one of the nation’s elite agents,” says Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe real estate offices.

A broker associate, Ms. Brizolis is currently a Director of Prudential’s Luxury Properties Division. Having specialized in the marketing and sale of Rancho Santa Fe estates and fine homes throughout her 23-year career, she is known for her understanding of the complex local market and ability to deliver optimal results for her buyers and sellers.

Well-connected and thorough, Ms. Brizolis attributes her success to her innovative approach to marketing and her ability to collaborate with colleagues on behalf of her clients. “My team and I have always been committed to provide our clients with a superior standard of service and support,” says Ms. Brizolis. “Everything that we do is centered on this simple philosophy.”

To exemplify her dedication to serving her clients, Ms. Brizolis recently hosted an invitation-only home tour and networking event to showcase three distinctive estates she listed for sale in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. With attendance by some of the luxury real estate industry’s biggest names, who traveled from Los Angeles and Orange counties, the event provided each property with a tremendous amount of exposure.  “Our goal is to provide our sellers with the maximum possible return on their investments, within the shortest time frame possible,” adds Ms. Brizolis, “so we do everything that we can to accomplish that objective.”

K. Ann Brizolis and Associates may be reached at 858-756-6355, via email at ann@kabrizolis.com, or on the web at www.kabrizolis.com